Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Curricular Development

Here is what we have been up to "in our spare time." I copied it today from the Plymouth State University MBA website.

International Business
International Business

A Unique International MBA Experience

The new degree is the result of a collaboration between Plymouth State University and Babes-Bolyai University—Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai (UBB)—of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. UBB is one of the largest, most reputable and dynamic higher education institutions in Romania, with more than 45,000 students and 1,700 faculty members.

The online MBA degree with a certificate in International Business delivers a rich, multi-cultural learning experience paired with a rigorous curriculum and diverse faculty. Taught entirely in English, the degree is one of the few ACBSP-accredited MBA programs that reach across borders without the complications of international travel.

The 10-course format provides a succinct foundation in business, as well as a rich international business perspective. The degree program is grounded in online collaboration-based courses that draw on knowledge and experience of U.S. and non-U.S. students. Courses are taught alternatively by PSU and UBB professors; the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both professors and students create productive and lasting international learning exchanges.

The MBA degree with a certificate in International Business is designed to fit the needs of both professionals and individuals making the transition to the business world, with courses offered sequentially over two years of studies.

A Student-Oriented Learning Model

The online cohort format supports the creation of a cross-cultural learning community, as students from around the world will be invited to apply for admission. The international cohort model will consist of approximately 10 U.S. students and 10 non-U.S. students who will progress simultaneously through the degree program, participating in coursework, projects, and online discussions.

Designed for aspiring professionals in management or staff positions in both businesses and public institutions the MBA with a certificate in International Business provides a substantial foundation for a career in a local or multi-national enterprise. Successful graduates will be well prepared to assume functional management positions at a senior level in organizations engaged in international trade. This would include senior level positions in finance, sales, marketing, operations management, supply chain management, human resources, and product management.

Program of study

Beginning in September of 2009, the 10-course sequence is as follows:

Required Courses
BU 5220 Legal Environment of Business* - 3 credits
BU 5700 Marketing Techniques* - 3 credits
BU 5190 Accounting for Managers - 3 credits
BU 5110 Managing Organizational Behavior* - 3 credits
BU 5210 Economic Analysis - 3 credits
BU 5120 Financial Analysis and Decision Making - 3 credits
BU 5510 Operations Management - 3 credits
BU 5630 PT: International Business* - 3 credits
EC 5615 Global Economics* - 3 credits
BU 5720 Seminar in Executive Management - 3 credits

*Courses required for the International Business Certificate

Total for MBA with a Certificate in International Business - 30 credits

Contact Information and Program Advisors

For additional information contact:

Craig Zamzow MBA, CSBC
Graduate Program Coordinator
Director of the Small Business Institute
(603) 535-3020, e-mail the coordinator

Dr. Roxana Wright
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Program Advisor, Partnership with Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai
(603) 535-2790, e-mail the advisor


SKM said...

I like this PSC-UBB link. Good luck with it! ILY

Duncan McDougall said...

Thank you. This is a good program. Its success is certain, unless we drop the ball in its execution, or unforeseen global events intervene. With respect to the latter, we accept your wish for good luck!