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:

    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

    Type:

    Honors

  • SIB-321 Introduction to International Business

    Prerequisites:

    SIB 101 or HST 149 or HST 150 and sophomore standing or higher

    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; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); SIB 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:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Senior standing. Honors students must register for SIB-H429.

    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:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Senior standing; 3.3 GPA

    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

    Type:

    Honors

  • 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 student's 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:

    SIB-321, Global Business Director approval required before registration

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A project-based course that entails 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 involve at least 100 hours of work. Students are responsible for identifying and securing acceptance to an internship. Prior to registering for SIB 520, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. A maximum of one SIB 520 internship course may also be used as a Global Business major elective. The work time required for a Global Business internship cannot also be used to fulfill the requirement for an internship course in another department. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete both the internship and all of the academic requirements of SIB 520 in order to earn a passing grade. IF SIB 520 is taken to also fulfill the global travel requirement, the internship must take place outside the student's country of residence. Therefore international students who are not permanent residents of the US can pursue their internships in the US. If a student intends to fulfill the global travel requirement with SIB 520, the student should simultaneously register for SIB 560. SIB 520 can be taken for credit without fulfilling the global travel requirement if the internship's tasks involve business activities targeted to countries outside the student's country of residence. Note that it is not sufficient for the company providing the internship to be an international company, but the student's job position must entail the international business activities specified by the student's manager in a letter to the Global Business Director.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-550 Global Travel Seminar

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

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

    Type:

    Global Engagement Experience

  • SIB-560 Strategy and International Business Travel Requirement

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    All majors are required to participate in overseas travel as part of their major. This requirement may be satisfied by completing a minimum of one travel seminar, a semester abroad, or an internship outside a student's country of residence. 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 study abroad must be preapproved by the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. If a student plans to substitute a course taken at another university for a Suffolk requirement, this course must be approved by the Program Director or Department Chair for the department that offers the Suffolk required course prior to the study abroad. If a student wishes to fulfill SIB 560 by an internship, a student must submit to the Global Business Director a Sponsor Agreement form signed by a representative of the internship organization prior to starting the internship. The company offering the internship must agree to evaluate the student's performance by completing an Internship Evaluation Form. Students must successfully complete the internship and the Global Business Director must receive the Internship Evaluation Form from the sponsoring organization in order for the student to earn a passing grade.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate Courses

  • MBA-710 Understanding World Class Clusters

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This first-semester MBA course introduces students to the topic of world-class clusters as a multi-level phenomenon. Beginning from the macro level of analysis and proceeding to the micro level, the course covers a panoply of concepts and frameworks for understanding why world-class clusters emerge at specific locations in the first place and then regularly succeed in transforming themselves to keep up with and even lead the pace of change in their respective industries. In the group projects that they conduct for this course, students are expected to emulate the characteristics of high-powered teams found in world-class clusters: the course thus begins with conceptual understanding of world-class clusters and then proceeds to have students emulate the behavior that can be observed in world-class clusters.

  • MBA-740 Immerse- Travel Seminar

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The Immersion course provides an opportunity for students to link their program work to hands-on experience and visits to real-life global companies. The highly experiential, intensive course combines classroom learning with a direct business and cultural experience. Students will work in teams directly for a client or several clients, solving real challenges, using their analytical skills, knowledge, and experience to develop feasible solutions. Required for all MBA students, the course will be offered globally or nationally to accommodate a variety of student needs.

    Type:

    GRAD Travel Seminar

  • MBA-750 Building Global Connections

    Prerequisites:

    SBS-700, MBA-710, MBA-615(or SBS 603), MBA-625(or SBS 604), MBA-635, MBA-640(or ACCT 800,) MBA-650, MBA-660, MBA-720, and MBA-730

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the global business environment in a way specifically relevant to innovation in world-class clusters. The course has a three-part format: 1. global business fundamentals; 2. opportunity recognition, validation and planning; and 3. experiential term group project in the elaboration of a proposed innovation. Global business fundamentals include the complexities of operating in the international economic environment, the theory and practice of trade, the global integration and local responsiveness of the multinational firm, the internationalization decision of firms, as well as the different modes of entry.

  • MBA-760 World Class Strategies

    Prerequisites:

    SBS-700, MBA-710, MBA-615(or SBS 603), MBA-625(or SBS 604), MBA-635, MBA-640(or ACCT 800,) MBA-650, MBA-660, MBA-720, and MBA-730

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students engage in a variety of learning activities, such as case studies, computer simulations, examinations, project reports, and most especially, experiential exercises involving competition. Students will develop a multi-functional general management perspective. The course is designed to help students integrate and apply their knowledge and techniques learned in the core courses of the MBA program into an overall view of the firm, evaluate the environment, and speculate on the future direction of the organization. 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 environmental contexts in which strategic management unfolds. This course will make extensive use of experiential activities and projects designed to get students to experience the dynamics of competition right in the classroom.

  • 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

  • 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

  • MGIB-835 International Strategy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the creation of competitive advantage in a multinational firm. Topics include: analysis of the nature of globalization, the formulation and implementation of international strategy, market entry and organizational forms, and the management of global operations.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business

  • MGIB-837 Strategic Context of International Business

    Prerequisites:

    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

  • 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

  • MGSM-834 Mergers and Acquisitions

    Prerequisites:

    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

  • SIB-910 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Independent Study