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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NEW: Plymouth State University MBA in International Business

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I am proud to be teaching in the fall the first course in a new masters' program at Plymouth State University.  The program is called MBA in International Business, and it is an outgrowth of work we have been doing for the past seventeen years.  Back about 1997 I developed for PSU an MBA elective course in IB, and resurrected a dormant undergraduate course in Global Marketing.  At that time, PSU was essentially a small provincial college with modest international connections.  Since then, quite intentionally and through the efforts of the whole campus, our University has become remarkably cosmopolitan.

Since 2009 we have taught a program in partnership with BabeČ™-Bolyai University (UBB) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, called the Joint MBA with Certificate in International Business.  In addition, through student recruiting, through faculty exchanges (Fulbright and others), and through online education, we have come to serve and to host students and faculty from around the world.

During Academic Year 2013-2014, just past, the College of Business Administration worked with our partners at UBB to craft an MBA with sufficiently specialized content to be launched as a new degree program in International Business.  The first course is my survey course, BU5770 Interntaional Business.  If one wishes to sample the subject, it is not necessary to commit to the whole program, as this first course has been a stand-alone MBA elective since its inception.  If you have an interest in international business, feel free to click on the link above, or to contact me at  I can send you a syllabus, and I would be thrilled to have some of my blog's readers in this course.

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