Summer Session II — Course Descriptions and Instructor Bios (NEW)

Session II: July 7 – August 14, 2015

BUS 311: Information Systems for Global Business Environment Skills and strategies for using external information resources applied to local and global business issues; advanced skills in computer-based analytical techniques and information management; impact of information technology on business operations. Must be taken in first semester of BBA program. BUS 313: Economic and Financial Environment of Global Business International trade, financial flows, and direct investment. Public and private institutions including government policies and capital markets. Emphasis on Asia Pacific issues, with attention to the cultural differences among countries BUS 315: Global Management and Organizational Behavior Analysis of theories and concepts underlying domestic and global organizational management, including behavioral and personnel issues. Emphasis on leadership, team-work, cultural differences in the Asia Pacific region. Prerequisite to all other advanced management courses. Students may not receive credit for BUS 315 and TIM 303. Pre: PSY 100 or SOC 100. FIN 321: International Business Finance Financial management of foreign and international business operations: the regulatory environment of international finance, financing international transactions, international capital markets, taxation. Financial decision-making in the firm. MGT 320: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Covers the role of new ventures and entrepreneurship in the world economy, the formation, funding, marketing, structure and implementation of business ventures. ASAN 312: Contemporary Asian Civilizations Multidisciplinary examination of problems and issues affecting peoples and institutions of contemporary Asia: ethnic, language, religious, and cultural differences; population growth; public health; economic development; political and social change; environmental problems; etc. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent. ASAN 491G: Topic in Asian (Beyond Hollywood: Contemporary Asia) Professor Surojit Gupta has a Ph.D. in South Asian History (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and a Master of Philosophy in Chinese and Japanese Studies (University of Delhi). Dr. Gupta has taught courses in History and Asian Studies for over three decades at campuses in the United States and India. He has also served as Academic Director of the School for International Training (now, World Learning, Inc.)'s College Semester Abroad programs in India (Udaipur & Jaipur, Rajasthan). He is presently a visiting faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has been teaching for the Outreach College during the summer sessions. POLS 305: Global Politics/Comparative Introduction to global politics with emphasis on concepts and theories developed from a comparative politics perspective. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. POLS 315: Global Politics/International Relations Introduction to global politics with emphasis on concepts and theories developed from an international relations perspective. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. POLS 316: International Relations Decision-making behavior of international actors; strategies of peacemaking. Pre: sophomore standing or higher, or consent. BUS 477/ 677: Field Study in Asia Analysis of selected key industries of Asian countries: business/economic trends, shifting product mix, technological changes, joint ventures, international competition, and productivity strategy, including contrasting management styles, worker/management relationships, and decision-making processes under different cultural settings. Industry observations conducted in Asian countries for three weeks during the summer. Pre: 6 credit hours of economics or business, PAMI participant; or consent. MGT 650 [Section 702]: Management Topics: An Entrepreneurial Perspective Unlike the traditional international business course that is centered on the multinational enterprise, this course focuses on entrepreneurial and mid-market companies, as well as intrapreneurial units within established firms (i.e., corporate entrepreneurship).In this course, special attention will be given to the international entrepreneur as the primary actor in international business. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of international business, and key principles in international deal-making. An overarching theme of the course is fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in international business. Professor Manuel Serapio is an Associate Professor of Management and International Business and the Program Director of the Master of Science program in International Business at the University of Colorado at Denver. Professor Serapio's research and teaching interests focus on international business, cross-border research and development, the globalization of services, and international entrepreneurship. Dr. Serapio received a PhD in International Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and an undergraduate degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in the College of Business in 1990-1991.