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IBF-500: International Business Policy and Operations (3 credits)
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This course provides and introduction to the development and implementation of business policy and operations in an international environment. Business issues are viewed from the perspective of organizations, host countries and home countries. Students begin their examination of globalization and international business, political and legal environments, foreign exchange markets, supply chain management, global marketing, international financial management, international human resources and considerations in foreign direct investment.
IBF-501: Comparative Economic and Political Analysis (3 credits)
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This course advances students' understanding of economic and political systems. Students learn to examine and compare the economic, political, legal, educational, financial and social organization and structures of countries from the perspective of the global manager. Particular emphasis is placed on using analytical outcomes in the management of international operations and foreign direct investment.
IBF-503: U.S. and International Accounting (3 credits)
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This course advances students' understanding of accounting employed under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards. Emphasis is placed on understanding the organization and content of financial statements prepared using both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Students learn financial statement analysis and forecasting as well as the preparation of integrated financial statements in Microsoft Excel.
IBF-504: Corporate and Managerial Finance (3 credits)
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This course addresses the roles, functions, and perspectives of financial decision-makers. In particular, the goals and objectives of financial management as well as issues of agency and value creation are examined. Students learn to evaluate financial institutions and markets, and also financial models, ratios and analytical techniques. Financial statement analysis, operating and capital budgeting and the systematic use of finance in value creation are key themes.
IBF-505: Statistics in Managerial Decision-Making (3 credits)
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This course teaches students the use of statistics in decision-making and corporate research. Data and data collection, numerical descriptive measures, probability, distributions, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, variance, chi-square, linear regression, multiple regression, statistics in model building, forecasting and decision making are important topics.
IBF-506: Instruments, Options and Derivatives (3 credits)
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This course develops students' understanding of the financial instruments and the tools, models and approaches used in evaluating and managing finances, risks and value. Special attention is placed on valuation of stocks, bonds, options, swaps and contractual arrangements used in the management of assets, liabilities, capital and risk.
IBF-507: Financial Modeling (3 credits)
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This course teaches students to design and build financial models for analysis and forecasting in business contexts involving valuation, strategic planning, project management and corporate research. The focus is empowering students with the tools and techniques necessary to apply economic and financial theory in managerial decision-making through modeling and simulation.
IBF-508: Applied Corporate Research (3 credits)
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This course prepares students for the demands of research in the corporate environment. Topics include: Qualitative interviewing techniques, surveys and questionnaires, content analysis, quantitative methodologies, data analytics, sampling techniques, fraud examination and strategic planning.
IBF-509: International Finance (3 credits)
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This course addresses global financial issues. Students examine the international monetary system, foreign exchange theory and markets, foreign exchange exposure and management of foreign exchange risks, financing of global operations, interest rate and currency swaps, foreign direct investment theory and strategies, political risk assessment and management, multinational tax considerations, international capital budgeting, working capital management and international trade finance.
IBF-510: International Marketing (3 credits)
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This course introduces the students to concepts and perspectives in international and global marketing. Students will examine marketing theory, strategies, and practices in international and global markets. They will learn to examine international marketing opportunities and the metrics and methods used to research and forecast international markets. They will also examine methodologies for market entry, market expansion, and exit strategies for international markets. Special focus will be on analysis and measurement of marketing performance.
IBF-511: International Human Resources (3 credits)
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This course examines the challenges of international human resource management. Students will examine global talent management, reward systems for international and local personnel, cross-national and global leadership, training, performance management and compensation issues for global managers. Also covered are expatriate performance management issues, management of multinational teams, issues in international alliances, mergers, and acquisitions. Special focus will be placed on assessments, global business ethics, corporate social responsibility and diversity.
IBF-512: Capstone in International Business Finance (3 credits)
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This capstone will present a series of cases and simulations integrating key elements of each of the courses into analyses of economic and country risk assessment, international corporate financial management, international marketing, international human resource management, foreign direct investment and the use of instruments, options and derivatives for financial management and the management of financial and foreign exchange risk. The students will prepare financial models and financial statements with forecasts and valuations.

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