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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
Last Name
Soenen
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Job Title
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
Last Name
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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Expertise

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, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Hugh McAllister

First Name
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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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 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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David Roberts

First Name
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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IMGT 8542 - Decision Sciences      

This course provides students with selected tools that can be used to assist quantitative decision-making. To achieve this, we will discuss the use of statistical and other quantitative tools used to improve decision-making under conditions of risk, certainty, or uncertainty. Computer based exercises will be used to augment lecture materials and to demonstrate application of quantitative techniques and supporting technology.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8623 - Money, Banking & Intl Finance      

This course is designed to introduce the theory and operation of the financial systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the operation of the financial system. Topics to be covered include the structure and operation of the Federal Reserve System (FRS), the functions and impact of non-bank financial institutions, the ongoing and significant institutional modifications occurring in the US and the global financial system, some basics of monetary and aggregate economic theory, and the conduct of monetary policy. The course assists students in understanding the relationships between economic variables, (prices, money stocks, output, and employment), and institutional entities, (Central Banks, Commercial Banks, Non-Bank Financial intermediaries, the Treasury, the FED, and the IMF, ECB). In addition, students will develop a set of tools for analyzing and evaluating changes in these economic and institutional variables. This course will prepare students for further study in international finance and banking.

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8642 - Modeling & Forecasting      

This course will focus on the theory and application of statistical and economic modeling tools and techniques. Multiple regression and time series forecasting techniques will be examined and applied to primary and secondary data in order to foster an understanding of the appropriate uses and limitations of the modeling and forecasting process. Several computer-based statistical and modeling programs will be used during this semester. This course focuses on the design, estimation and use of models and their application. By the end of the semester students should be able to independently design a modeling activity that addresses an empirical question or issue, select and apply appropriate statistics for estimating and evaluating the estimated model, and present their results to a wide variety of audiences.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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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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Steve Landry

First Name
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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IMGT 8532 - Managerial Accounting      

This is the second course in the Principles of Accounting series. This course is concerned with the theory and practice of managerial 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 managerial accounting and on linking that foundation to business decisions. The primary objectives of this course are:

to present the theories that underlie current managerial accounting practice;
to examine alternative accounting methods currently acceptable and practiced;
to implement the procedures necessary to apply the underlying theory; and finally,
to emphasize the linkage of business activities to accounting information to business decisions. A secondary objective includes developing in the student an analytical ability necessary to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed accounting alternatives as well as analyzing potential effects of different accounting treatments and proposals on business decision making.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8610 - Green/SustainabilityAccounting      

As the topic of “Sustainability Accounting” is only beginning to develop, this course will be exploratory in nature. The course will approach the subject with a focus on "performance measurement and implementation of sustainability". Particular attention is given to managerial thinking in implementing and measuring sustainability strategies – e.g., asking the “how” instead of the “why”. For any human activity to be sustainable, it must first be economically viable. One aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the types and behavior of business and environmental costs; how these costs are collected and measured; and how they are incorporated into decision models for business purposes. Another aim of the course is to teach students to think about how companies, institutions and regulators can incorporate the concept of sustainability financial/accounting reporting. Students gain experience examining and studying the financial, environmental, and social performance of various organizations.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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IMGT 8630 - Personal Financial Planning      

Financial Planning will discuss the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. While there are formal handouts and readings, the primary thrust of the course will seem almost psychological in nature. What is in the mindset of those who are successful vis-a-vis financial planning (and all that represents) as opposed to those who are less successful in such endeavors? How can you take advantage of discovering the answer? The course will shed light on these questions, the answers to which at first gleaming may seem surprising, but upon retrospect, will be seen as at everyone's front doorstep, so to speak. As you might suspect, in part, the "secret" derives somewhat from a combination of (a) what information and (b) how to use that information. Topics include description of the financial planning industry, what a financial planner does, how to determine financial goals, review of financial papers, and development of a financial plan for each participant.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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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 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 / IMGT 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 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, 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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