Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Business Foundations Certificate

MBA Professor Lyuba Zarsky meets with a student. 

The Business Foundations Certificate is offered by the Fisher International MBA Program to students interested in general business knowledge. The certificate is designed to better prepare graduates for management positions within areas of language education, international policy and translation or interpretation careers. The Business Foundations Certificate (BFC) will build skill sets in various areas of business disciplines.

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Build robust expertise by earning two Master’s degrees in three years or less. 

Why Pursue a Joint or Dual Degree?

Lynn Metcalf

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Lynn
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Metcalf
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Dr. Lynn Metcalf has taught IM 8691: International Business Negotiation at MIIS for tour years. IM 8691 is an experiential workshop where participants are introduced to and practice negotiation skills through a variety of inter-cultural simulations.

She is Professor and Chair, Marketing Area at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Dr. Metcalf’s research interests are focused on cross-cultural negotiation; package design for marketability; and innovation and regional development.

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International marketing

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MBAG 8691 - Intl Business Negotiation      

This course aims to expand awareness, enhance understanding and facilitate development of a set of perspectives and skills essential to effectiveness in international negotiations. Specific focus is directed toward developing a framework for considering aspects of international negotiations, understanding the development of trust, dimensions of coalitional bargaining and the range of conflict handling modes.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Adjunct Faculty
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Hugh McAllister

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Hugh
Last Name
McAllister
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor

Professor McAllister presently teaches full-time at Saint Mary's College.  He has taught a variety of finance and management courses at the graduate level in organizations including Santa Clara University, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa.

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Expertise

Corporate finance, foreign direct investment, international capital markets, international finance

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David Roberts

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David
Last Name
Roberts
David Roberts
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.4156

Professor Roberts teaches Economics, Money, Banking and International Finance, Decision Science, and Modeling and Forecasting.  He has taught at the State University of New York, Howard University, Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Southern California.  He has also lectured in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.  He was a visiting financial economist at the National Credit Union Administration in Washington, DC, and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association.

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Expertise

Economic theory, modeling and forecasting, monetary policy

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Education

PhD, Economics, University of Southern California; MA, Economics, California State University, Los Angeles; BA, Economics, California State University, Northridge

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Faculty Emeritus
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Steve Landry

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Steve
Last Name
Landry
Steve Landry
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.6407

Professor Landry has taught at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was program controller for the Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation, held various cost accounting positions for the Hewlett-Packard company, and various production management positions for Proctor & Gamble.

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MBAG 8530 - Survey of Accounting      

MBAG 8530 is designed for the non-business graduate student who has had little or no exposure to accounting. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of Financial and Managerial Accounting. In the beginning of this course, students will be briefly introduced to the fundamental financial accounting concepts and terminology with regard to financial statement reporting for business enterprises. The latter portion of this course, Management Accounting, focuses on the use of accounting information in managerial decision making and cost management principles.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8531 - Financial Accounting      

MBAG 8531: This is the first course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of financial accounting. The course, while of necessity having to deal with some of the details inherent in accounting, will focus on developing in the student an understanding of the conceptual basis of financial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8627 - Financial Statement Analysis      

This course teaches financial and managerial accounting concepts from a management perspective. It is designed to be useful particularly for those who aspire to be managers, management consultants, financial specialists (e.g., controller, financial analyst, auditor), or human resource specialists (e.g., personnel director, compensation consultant). The course highlights the reporting differences among industries, including manufacturing, retailing, and service firms, and regulated and non-regulated firms. Statements of actual companies, with an emphasis on international companies, are used in illustrations and cases. The actual financial statements highlight current financial reporting problems, including comprehensive income, segment reporting, options, post-retirement benefits, and the harmonization of international standards.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8649 - Management Control Systems      

This course aims to provide students with a management perspective of accounting information with special emphasis on the control viewpoint. The role of an accountant or controller is briefly discussed. Particular attention is given to managerial thinking for controlling the organization in an international context. The concepts and techniques of management control are thoroughly discussed within the backdrop of general management issues but also within the context of specific international issues such as transfer pricing, international taxation and exchange rates. Modern theories on organization and decision-making are highlighted in relation to management control systems.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Expertise

Cost accounting, financial and management accounting, financial auditing, government and non-profit accounting

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Education

PdD, MBA, Accounting, University of Colorado, Boulder; BS, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point

Publications

"Moving from Bricks and Mortar to Clicks and Mortar?  Strategic Structuring Issues to Consider to Preserve and Maximize Shareholder Wealth"
"Integrating Strategic and Financial Planning for Nonprofit Organizations"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality Driven and Value-Added World"
"Doing Business with The Peoples' Republic of China:  How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"

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Faculty Emeritus
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Eddine Dahel

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Eddine
Last Name
Dahel
Eddine Dahel
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.4602
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Professor Dahel was a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Toledo, Ohio.  He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Central Michigan University.

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Expertise

International supply chain management, logistics, management science, operations management

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ECPR 8550 - Business Fundamentals      

Summer 2015 - MIIS

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ITDG 8541 - Business Statistics      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8540 - QuantitatvAnlysis for Business      

Making good business decisions is rarely an easy task. The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive, fast-paced business environment are often extremely complex and cannot be solved by intuition and subjective judgment alone. This course is about the use of quantitative methods for making better management decisions. It introduces key mathematical models from the fields of statistics, decision analysis, and management science, describes the purpose of a particular model, explains how to formulate and solve the model, and discusses how managers can interpret the use of the solutions to improve their decision making. The real-world application and managerial orientation of the course is designed to motivate students apply analytical approaches and to help them decide which quantitative tools to use in support of specific decision making situations. Topics covered include cost/revenue models and breakeven analysis, probability and probability distributions, decision analysis, forecasting, regression analysis, linear programming, distribution and network models, project scheduling: PERT/CPM, and waiting line models.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8541 - Business Statistics      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8546 - Operations Management      

Operations is the core function of most business organizations. It is directly responsible for the value-added transformation of inputs into useful goods and services and their delivery to customers. The overall goal of operations management is to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the transformation and delivery process. Successful organizations have demonstrated that operations can be a powerful competitive weapon for making major penetrations into markets worldwide. This course introduces the principles, concepts and analytical tools of operations management. It is designed to address the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing organizations that have strategic as well as tactical implications.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8632 - SixSigmaQuality&ProcssImprvmnt      

ix Sigma is a business improvement approach that seeks to find and eliminate causes of defects, errors, and variations in a process by focusing on outputs that are critical to customers. It is driven by the disciplined use of data, statistical analysis, and diligent attention to managing, improving, and reinventing business processes. This course provides a succinct introduction to Six Sigma concepts principles and methodology, and presents the keys to successfully implementing and sustaining a Six Sigma program.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8648 - Supply Chain Management      

Supply chain management is unique and, to some degree, represents a paradox because it is concerned with one of the oldest and also the most newly discovered activities of business. Supply chain system activities – communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location – have been performed since the start of commercial activity. It is difficult to visualize any product that could reach a customer without logistical support. Yet it is only over the last few years that firms have started focusing on logistics and supply chain management as a source of competitive advantage. There is a realization that no company can do any better than its supply chain. This becomes even more important given that product life cycles are shrinking and competition is intense. Supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. In this course we will present and explain concepts, insights, practical tools and decision support systems important for the effective management of the supply chain. Our goal is to understand how supply chain decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. The key will be to understand the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or supply chain.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 8662 - Supply Chain Value Creation      

This course is targeted toward MBA students as well as managers in business consulting and industry interested in operations, supply chain management, and logistics. It covers not only high-level supply chain strategy and concepts, but also analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. The course identifies facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing as key drivers of supply chain performance and sustainability, and discusses practical managerial levers and concepts that may be used during supply chain design, planning, and operations to create and improve supply chain value. The strategic frameworks and concepts discussed in this course are tied together through a variety of examples and case studies that show how a combination of approaches is needed to achieve significant increases in supply chain performance, value, and sustainability.

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8663 - Supply Chain Efficiency & Risk      

Supply chain risk has become a primary concern to many businesses today. The consequences of supply chain risk include not just financials losses but also disruption of supplies and interruption of operations which impede the ability of the firm to meet demand. In addition to identifying supply chain risks, their classification, and measurement, the course discusses a select number of conceptual models for risk detectability and recovery, and presents tools, techniques, and approaches for managing supply chain operations for efficiency in the presence of risks.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Education

PhD, Management Sciences, MBA, Operations Management, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Business, Université de Constantine, Algeria

Publications

"Optimizing Routing Decisions in Crossdocking Distribution Systems"
"Vendor Selection and Order Quantity Allocation in Volume Discount Environments"
"A Multiobjective Mixed Integer Program for Procurement Decisions with Volume Discounts"
"Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems in Tandem Configuration"
"Local and Centralized Purchasing Constructs under Demand Capacity Quality and Lead Time Constraints"

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Regular Faculty
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John R.G. Jenkins

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John
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Jenkins
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Job Title
Professor Emeritus
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Français

Professor Jenkins' career began with Procter & Gamble.  He subsequently held senior-level management positions with three other multinational organizations.  He later became Market Research Director of the Canadian Television Network.  Following this he was Professor of Marketing and served as Dean of Business and Economics at Wilfird Laurier University in Canada.  While serving as dean, he launched Laurier's highly successful MBA and cooperative BBA programs.  He has been a visiting professor in Australia, Britain, China, and New Zealand, and has taught business seminars in various oth

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Expertise

Business in Pacific Rim countries, entrepreneurship, international marketing, marketing communications

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Education

DPhil, Political/Economic Geography, Oxford University; DBA, Harvard University; MBA, University of Toronto; MA, Political Geography, BA, Geography, Cambridge University

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Faculty Emeritus

Peace Corps Master's International MBA

Ashley Burke, Peace Corps Niger

Ashley Burke, MAIPS 2009 Peace Corps Niger

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Combine your master's degree in international business management with Peace Corps service through the Peace Corps Master's International Program (PCMI).

PCMI Program Overview

Available to Fall and Spring incoming students (depending on the program), the Peace Corp Master's International (PCMI) program uniquely prepares students to fulfill challenging Peace Corps field assignments in developing countries.  While attaining a degree from the Institute and carrying out the Peace Corps mission, students will apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life business development projects.

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