Undergraduate Courses

  • SIB-101 Globalization

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-H101 Honors Globalization

    Prerequisites:

    Limited to students with less than 53 credits. GPA 3.2 or higher.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-321 Introduction to International Business

    Prerequisites:

    Take SIB-101 or IB-101 or HST-149 or HST-150;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To provide students with an understanding of problems and opportunities associated with doing business across country and cultural boundaries and to encourage global business thinking and strategy formulation. Topics include the forms of international business involvement; economic, social, cultural and political conditions; national and multinational regulations of international transactions and investments; and global strategies for business operations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-419 Global Business Theory & Practice

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; MGT 317; FIN 310; ISOM 319; IB 321

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will integrate global business theories and concepts with practice. Topics include: Transnational strategy, foreign direct investment, regional development clusters, role and operation of the WTO, outsourcing and supply chain management, and international ethics. Students integrate discipline-specific knowledge, practice investigation and decision-making around global business issues, improve business communication skills, and practice teamwork for global business decision- making.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-429 Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    SBS 101, MKT 210, FIN 310, ISOM 319 and MGT 317. Senior standing required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers and integrates administrative processes and decision making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focuses on strategic and policy issues from the viewpoint of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-H429 Honors Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 310;MKT 310;MGT 317;SOM 101 or MGT 101;ISOM 319; Honors section; GPA 3.2. Senior standing required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Covers and integrates administrative processes and decision-making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focus- es on strategic and policy issues from the view- point of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-437 Strategic Context of International Business

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing and instructor's consent required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business firms around the world regularly engage in strategic interactions with stakeholders and particularly with governments. These interactions allow firms not only to manage risks from adverse policies and stakeholder positions, but also to shape governmental behavior and relations with other stakeholders to enhance the creation and capture of value. At the same time, the complexity of the nonmarket environment and controversies regarding the ethics of firm behavior in this space has limited attention to this crucial element of strategy. This course will provide a framework for the analysis of the nonmarket environment across countries and the development of integrated strategies combining market and nonmarket action, from the perspective of multinational firms.

  • SIB-510 Direct Study in Strategy and International Business

    Prerequisites:

    instructor's consent

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a students marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-520 Strategy and International Business Internship

    Prerequisites:

    IB 321, Department Chair approval required before registration

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A project-based course that provides a work experience component for juniors and seniors, and allows the student to apply international business theory in a practical context, thereby bridging the gap between education and practice. The internship must take place outside the student's primary country of residence. Non-US students can pursue internships in the US. The internship must involve at least 100 hours of work. To be eligible, students cannot receive monetary compensation for the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must find a faculty supervisor who will evaluate and guide their academic work during the internship, as well as other internship-related assignments, and assign a grade upon completion of all internship requirements. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-550 Special Topics in Strategy and International Business

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

  • SIB-H558 Honors Business of Biotechnology

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the scope and breadth of the biotechnology industry, including current science issues and how successful biotech firms bring their discoveries and ideas to market. The course focuses on management practices within biotechnology firms, key corporations, industry dynamics, and emerging startups, the application and commercialization of scientific discoveries, and various skills and mindsets needed by business graduates who work side-by-side with scientists. Local businesses and guest speakers will be featured.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • SIB-560 Strategy and International Business Travel Requirement

    Prerequisites:

    Sophomore Standing

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    All majors are required to participate in overseas travel as a part of their major. This requirement may be satisfied by completing a minimum of one travel seminar or a semester abroad. Travel seminars used to fulfill this requirement, may also be used to fulfill major electives or language as appropriate. Students may participate in more than one travel seminar and/or study abroad opportunity. All travel must be pre-approved by the Undergraduate Programs Dean's Office to ensure optimum credit distribution.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate Courses

  • MBA-780 Managing in Global Environment

    Prerequisites:

    All MBA core courses except MBA 670 and MBA 680 Students seeking special permission to take MBA 780 (concurrent with pre-req, above capacity, etc.) should contact the MBA Programs office at 617-573-8306

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of the global business environment and the cross-cultural factors that affect management practice in this environment. Topics covered include: economic environment, free trade and regional integration, foreign direct investment, exchange rate determination and relevant government policies; the decision to go international; the multinational firm and its business functions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Required

  • MBA-800 Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    All MBA core courses and MBA 780 Students seeking special permission to take MBA 800 (concurrent with pre-req, above capacity, etc.) should contact the MBA Programs office at 617-573-8306

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will develop a multi- functional general management perspective. Students will be required to integrate and apply knowledge and techniques learned in the core courses of the MBA program. Students will also learn about the principal concepts, frameworks, and techniques of strategic management, they will develop the capacity for strategic thinking, and they will examine the organizational and environ- mental contexts in which strategic management unfolds. Students will achieve these course objectives through a variety of learning activities, such as case studies, computer simulations, examinations, project reports, and experiential exercises.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Required

  • MGIB-837 Strategic Context of International Business

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-700 OR MBA-780

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business firms around the world regularly engage in strategic interactions with stakeholders and particularly with governments. These interactions allow firms not only to manage risks from adverse policies and stakeholder positions, but also to shape governmental behavior and relations with other stakeholders to enhance the creation and capture of value. At the same time, the complexity of the nonmarket environment and controversies regarding the ethics of firm behavior in this space has limited attention to this crucial element of strategy. This course will provide a framework for the analysis of the nonmarket environment across countries and the development of integrated strategies combining market and nonmarket action, from the perspective of multinational firms.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGIB-901 Global Research Consulting Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-622, MBA-650, and MBA-660;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students will gain real world experience in global business development as they work on a global consulting research project initiated by Mass. Export Center.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business

  • MGSM-830 Technology Strategy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a plethora of analytical tools and strategy frameworks and applications thereof for managing high-technology businesses. You will find the contents of this course to be extremely useful whether your need is to know how to apply technology strategy in your day to day work in consulting, big tech-firms, or new ventures; or whether you work in a non-technology-centric industry such as retail/banking/government, but interface with ebusiness/ IT/Internet marketing groups and realize that technology remains one of the biggest influencers on management of your organization. The tools and frameworks learned in this course will also assist you if you decide to delve into technology entrepreneurship in high-tech/biotech/clean-tech industries. In particular, these tools and frameworks will help you in insightful strategic planning while deciding which technologies to invest in and which to avoid, how to structure those investments and how to anticipate and respond to the behavior of competitors, suppliers, and customers. You will also learn to recognize the interactions between competition, patterns of technological and market change, and the structure and development of organizational capabilities. An expertise in crafting and repeatedly applying these tools and frameworks will help you lead your organization/firm/business unit in development of the needed technology/product/solutions strategies as a meaningful and integral part of its business strategy. Businesses that will survive and thrive in today's Global Village will do well to recognize that customer markets, labor markets, supply markets, and capital markets are becoming more and more global, dynamic, competitive. As a business and technology leader in your firm, should you out-source, dual source, or have flexible labor contracts? When should you file for patents and when should you keep your trade a secret? As product innovation and rapid technological change gives way to maturing techno

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • MGSM-833 Corporate Innovation

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you the tools to analyze your organization's competitive situation and develop innovative strategies and proposals that disrupt your competition and are game changers for your industry. You will also learn how to develop blue ocean strategies that create new growth opportunities and bring new customers into your industry. Next, you will learn how to assess existing business models and design business models supportive of your overall innovation-based strategy offerings. Lastly, you will learn how to access and leverage external sources of innovative ideas through the processes of open innovation, including crowd sourcing and co creation and their application in diverse industry settings.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MGSM-834 Mergers and Acquisitions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN-750 OR MBA-750 OR MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to examine the underlying theoretical foundations and practice of decisions central to corporate strategy development. Since this subject is important to scholars in strategic management, financial economics, and public policy, it is approached from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: the history of merger waves in America and comparative global trends; types of mergers; merger financial and economic motives; strategic and managerial motives; acquisition processes; synergy of the diversified corporate portfolio; empirical evidence of merger success; post-merger integration; divestment; takeover defense strategies; leveraged buyouts; and public policy issues. Students will develop conceptual and analytical skills required for effective merger and divestment analysis through class lectures, selected readings, case discussions, and guest speakers.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MGSM-910 DIRECTED STUDY STRATEGIC MGT

    Prerequisites:

    inactive course July 27 2004 01:05pm Stacey Taylor

    Credits:

    2.00

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • SIB-910 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Independent Study