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Course Catalog

The course descriptions shown below are only for courses offered by UNCW and the Cameron School of Business. See each alliance school for their course offerings.

IMB 531. Portfolio Management I: Equity (2) This course is designed to focus on tools and techniques of modern portfolio theory in a global context. The focus of the course will be on the asset class of equity securities.

IMB 532. Portfolio Management II: Fixed Income (2) This course is designed to focus on tool and techniques of modern portfolio theory in a global context. The focus of the course will be on the asset class of fixed-income securities.

IMB 533. Portfolio analysis and Management III: Derivatives and Financial Risk Management (2) This course is designed to provide an understanding of financial and commodity derivative contracts to facilitate effective risk management in corporations. The focus of the course will be on applications of these instruments rather than valuation methods. Extensive discussions of real world cases will be included in the material.

IMB 534. International Real Estate Investment (2) The course will first survey "real estate” as a bundle of rights defined differently across borders. Students will review special topics related to international real estate value. These topics will include: the mathematics of real estate investment, special tax-deferral and tax sheltering options, cross-border money transfers, offshore real estate ownership, and the expanding importance of ecotourism and sustainable development.

IMB 535. International Finance (2) A global overview of managerial and financial accounting for international financial decision-making at an advanced level. The course focuses on analysis and decision making techniques affecting global economics, multinational finance, international accounting, global harmonization, corporate governance, and global value creating management.

IMB 536. Global Macroeconomic Trends (1) Analysis of aggregate economic economy, the effects of fiscal and monetary policies in a global environment and financial institutions in which global business firms operate. The course will measure, analyze, and interpret economic data in an open economic context.

IMB 537. Global Topics (1-4) A series of topics providing depth in functional areas such as global business and economic forecasting, financial statement analysis, global information technology, project management, and globally emerging topics.

IMB 538. Financial Research Methods (1-2) An extensive study of the research methods utilized to understand and analyze financial issues. Topics and skills covered include: 1) identification and extraction of reliable data for interest rates, equity, prices, company fundamentals, and foreign currency, 2) utilization of SAS, Eventus, Bloomberg, and Microsoft Excel to perform analytics such as correlations, regressions, and event studies, and 3) presentation of research results.

IMB 539. Financial Management (1-2) This is a corporate finance course designed for international MBA students. The primary objective of this course is to provide an understanding of finance and financial management. This primary objective will be supported with examination of relevant topics in contemporary finance. These will include an appreciation of financial terms and the interplay between the capital markets, financial managers and financial institutions. At the core of this basic understanding is knowledge of the tools used by financial managers in their decision-making. With regular reference to current issues in personal, business and international finance, these tools and terms will be introduced and examined.

IMB 540. Global Marketing Strategies (2) International marketing decision making at an advanced level. The course will address marketing performance in a global context, assess differences in country environments; select and apply techniques for international market segmentation, market entry strategies, market risk analysis, and marketing plans.

IMB 551. Global Strategic Analysis (2) An intensive course in globally strategy-making and execution. The course addresses global strategic business issues and the development of winning business strategies in a global economy. The managerial tasks of strategic analysis as well as crafting, selecting, and executing strategies are discussed through lecture, discussion, and case analysis.

IMB 552. Human Resource Management in the Global Environment (2) An examination of international human resource management in the context of the global business environment and policies of organizations for the management of people. The issues of managing international human resources, the link between HR practices and organizational performance, and international legal requirements and best practices will be addressed.

IMB 571. International Business Law (2) This course develops an understanding of international legal foundations and frameworks within which a business operates, focusing on a critical analysis of business transactions, and the global legal environment in which they are conducted. Legal concepts will be related to current issues in international business relationships to assist in an understanding of risks inherit in the global forum.

IMB 577. Global Operations Management (2-3) (OPS 577) This class examines contemporary issues related to managing operations in a global context. The focus will be on key issues within operations which are of relevance in a firm's ability to remain competitive in a global economy. The development, implementation and evaluation of effective strategies and tactics for managing operations are key drivers of an organization's success. Topics: outsourcing and offshoring, managing international projects, designing and managing global supply chains, managing inventory and global logistics, and acquisition management.

IMB 591. Directed Independent Study (1-6). Permission of the MBA Director is required.

IMB 594. Capstone Project (1-6) Pre-requisite: Permission of MBA Director. Focused study of a research topic in the practical application of financial decision making/recommendation under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Topics are selected by the student with faculty and MBA Director approval. Written analysis and oral presentation of the project is required.

IMB 595. Special Topics in International Business (1-15) This course reflects the specialization topic courses taken by the International MBA (IMBA) students at one of the European partner schools. All IMBA students are required to choose a specialization area for their degree. The courses, topics and content of these specialization areas will differ for each of our partner schools. The transient courses taken abroad will be reflected in this course.

IMB 599. Thesis, Case Development, Practicum (1-6) Required extensive exercise as a culminating experience for all international Masters of Business Administration degree seekers. Approval by MBA director and International Program director.