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Graduates of the Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management pursue careers with a wide variety of corporate, non-profit, and government organizations. Read on for specific employment data.

"MIIS graduates provide not only the business acumen, but also the language and cross-cultural communication skills required for any company with global aspirations. With operations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, Driscoll’s has benefited with the international expertise of MIIS Alumni over the years. Their contribution is helping Driscoll’s to activate it’s vision of 'to become the world’s berry company, enriching the lives of everyone we touch.'" 

Juan Castagnino
Driscoll's

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?

Our joint and dual degree options permit students to expand their skill-sets and resumés via an integrated, condensed curriculum. Developing complementary skills allows for greater career opportunities, particularly with the emerging need for specialists who can bring cutting edge knowledge to traditional organizations and industries.

Luc Soenen

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Luc
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Soenen
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Adjunct Professor

Professor Soenen has taught in the department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Eindhoven University of Technology; Antwerp Business School; Limburg University Centre; University of San Diego; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Expertise

Corporate finance, foreign exchange management, international capital markets, international finance

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IMGT 8639 - Foreign Exchange Management      

This course deals with the diverse ways in which a company is exposed to foreign exchange risk and in particular how to manage these kinds of exposures. Emphasis is on the corporate view of international financial management. In additional to theoretical concepts, this course offers ample practical applications in the form of problems and case studies.
Prerequisites: IMGT 8536 or other finance course

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8696 - Wks:Treasury Management      

This course focuses on monitoring and controlling balance sheet variables with less than one year to maturity. Topics include financial planning, cash collection, concentration and disbursement, receivables, payables, inventory management, short-term investing and borrowing, interest risk management. An intensive case approach is the method of instruction.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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Lynn Metcalf

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Lynn
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Metcalf
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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 / IMGT 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 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Hugh McAllister

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

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IMGT 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8622 - Mergers & Acquisitions      

This workshop is designed to address a special topic in corporate financial management involving the combination of corporate enterprises. It will include some historical background about the market for mergers and acquisitions, followed by the rationale for pursuing an acquisition. The course also includes information and analysis on the various ways created value is distributed.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8536

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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IMGT 8624 - Debt Analysis      

All assets must have a source of financing. For private sector financing the alternatives can include the use of equity through a new stock issuance or by utilizing undistributed profits, combined with the use of debt financing. Public sector entities are limited to using debt. This workshop gives an expanded explanation of the differences between these sources of financing in terms of definition, rationale for use, risk considerations and impact on the user’s wealth. Much attention will be placed on the theoretical underpinning of finance that provide guidance to decision makers’ regarding the use of debt, the extent of its use and its impact on risk and return. The types of debt instruments used will be fully addressed along with discussions highlighting the different characteristics of public sector vs. private sector debt.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8637 - Advanced Finance Topics      

This course presents an overview of topics, including cost of capital, financial structure, cost estimation, financial forecasting, management control, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and small business and personal financial planning, including computer applications.
Prerequisite: IMGT 8531 & IMGT 8536

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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