MBA660 International Business Managemen

for S2P 2011

Printer Friendly

Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.


MBA 660 International Business Management


S2P 2011 MBD


Dane, Kristopher Ryan


Adjunct Faculty


MBA, Park University
BSBA Management Finance, Park University

Office Location

By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

03/14/2011 to 05/08/2011

Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours



Title:  Multinational Management - With Map
Author(s): Cullen, John B. / Parboteeah, K.
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
ISBN: 1439080658

Annual Editions
ISBN: 9780073528519

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
It is recommended that the entire texts be read. Students are also expected to read periodicals of international interests, such as Economists, Business Week, US News, Journal of International Marketing, Harvard Business Review, Nation’s Business, Trade and Culture, International Business, International Journal of Technology Management, Business Asia, Wall Street Journal, World Factbook, World Development Report, Culturegrams, and CD ROM: National Trade Data Bank (NTDB).

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information

Course Description:
MBA 660 International Business Management: This course provides knowledge and stimulates the interpersonal and intercultural management skills necessary for international managers. While learning to identify cultural aspects of verbal and nonverbal behavior of persons from different cultures, students will come to recognize cultural differences that can cause difficulties in management situations. The culture of contract negotiations in Japan, Europe, and Middle East is emphasized. The economic, political, and legal aspects of global business are discussed in the context of international management. 

Educational Philosophy:

The responsibilities and role of faculty are to (1) be a role model for your students and an excellent teacher possible. This means that Professor must have a foundation of basic knowledge and to be able to starve for the latest findings and theories in the areas of his/her expertise, to be able to prepare and deliver stimulating and informative lectures, for maintaining high standards, guiding and facilitating students learning process in any way necessary. Thus, a faculty member must be able to enhance free expression in and out of classroom toward the pursuit of learning.



  • Facilitator:be able to assist students to develop interest in the subject matter
  • High Standards: always expect more from students. If students are performing under standards, they will need a particular attention from their faculty to help them raise their level of confidence.
  • Knowledge of the Subject Matter: an excellent faculty must always be prepared before delivering lectures. This means reading a wide variety of material and use the knowledge acquired to always improve lecture delivery.
  • Enthusiasm: show passion and enthusiasm about the subject matter to students.
  • Genuine Concern for Students: care about your students and their class performance.
  • Intrinsic Satisfaction with Teaching: an excellent faculty should always be exhausted and pleased at the end of his/her class.
 My classroom philosophy is strongly centered on mutual respect between Professor and Students. I highly believe that classroom environment should be friendly and enjoyable to enhance attractive learning conditions. Students and Professor should enjoy a cooperative and collaborative relationship based on exchange of information and knowledge that are mutually beneficial. This approach is a remarkable opportunity to help students develop and form their opinions freely in friendly and agreeable atmosphere. In this context, I often think of myself as a mentor, coach, and facilitator, constantly stimulating, challenging and appreciating the achievement of my students. In this role, I am proud and fortunate to be able to contribute to the academic and professional growth of my students

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define and understand the concept of international business and the characteristic of multinational company.
  2. Explain the basic nature and the general classification of the global economy and the key forces that drive globalization.
  3. Define culture and understand its basic components.
  4. Discuss the complex differences among cultures and use these differences for building better organization.
  5. Discuss the basic international negotiation process from preparation to closing the deal.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Define and understand the concept of international business and the characteristic of multinational company
  2. Explain the basic nature and the general classification of the global economy and the key forces that drive globalization
  3. Define culture and understand its basic components
  4. Discuss the complex differences among cultures and use these differences for building better organization
  5. Discuss the basic international negotiation process from preparation to closing the deal
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Individual Presentations: The presentations are going to be an individual study on an article from Annual Editions assigned to the student by the Instructor based on determination of student interest. The presentation should be no more than 10 minutes in length, using Microsoft Power Point, with appropriate references.

Midterm and Final Exams:  Exams administered based on lecture and text materials.


Class Presentations:

2 @ 100 pts. 


2 @ 100 pts.

Total Points:  400

A = 90- 100%

B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F =  < 60% 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Unless there are special circumstances discussed ahead of time with the instructor, grades for late work are deducted 10% each day after the due date. After five days the work will not receive any credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are required to be on time and attend all class meetings. All written assignments and class presentations must be done with passion and professionally.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week One:

    Introductions; lecture one.
Week Two:
   Lecture two; class discussion.
Week Three:
   Class presentations; midtem review.
Week Four:
   Class presentations; midterm exam.
Week Five:
   Lectue three; class discussion.
Week Six:
   Lecture four; class presentations.
Week Seven:
   Class presentations; final review.
Week Eight:
   Final exam.

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20

Attendance Policy:

Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .

Additional Information:



This material is protected by copyright
                               and can not be reused without author permission.

Last Updated:2/25/2011 12:17:15 PM