Courses and Requirements

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The Global Studies programs through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the prerequisites.  Students participating in this program will take one of three tracks:

  • TRACK 1: FIN 301 (3) and BUS 420 (3) OR
  • TRACK 2: ISA 235 (3) and BUS 420 (3) OR
  • TRACK 3: MGT 302 (3) and BUS 420 (3) OR
  • TRACK 4: FIN 417 (3) and BUS 420 (3)

Prerequisites

TRACK 1: 2.5 GPA by August 2020 and ACC 221 and ECO 201 by December 2020

TRACK 2: 2.5 GPA by August 2020 and CSE 148 by December 2020

TRACK 3: 2.5 GPA by August 2020 and ISA 205, STA/ISA 125, STA 261, STA 301 or STA 368, proficiency in spreadsheet use, or permission of instructor. by December 2020

TRACK 4: FIN 301 and 45 earned hours by December 2020 and a 2.50 GPA by August 2020.

Students must be at least 18 years old by the program departure date. 

Fall Semester Expectations

During fall semester, there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address some course work as well as travel and cultural preparation.

Courses Offered

Track 1

FIN 301 Introduction to Business Finance (3 credit hours)

Prerequisites: ACC 221 and ECO 201

Taught by: Dr. Thomas Bolton

Financial management of business enterprises with emphasis upon financial analysis, working capital management, short and long term financing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and dividend policy.

BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs (3 credit hours)

The class provides an introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of the places FSB students will travel during their summer international experience. Portions of the class are in Oxford prior to departure, and portions are held in the country of the program.

Track 2

ISA 235 Information Technology and the Intelligent Enterprise

Taught by: Dr. Jeffrey Merhout

Focuses on the strategic role of information technology and systems. Topics include: Challenges faced by managers in firms, understanding key technologies and how they help meet these challenges, and the processes, policies and procedures needed to manage technical and digital assets.

Prerequisite: CSE 148

BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs (3 credit hours)

The class provides an introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of the places FSB students will travel during their summer international experience. Portions of the class are in Oxford prior to departure, and portions are held in the country of the program.

Track 3

MGT 302: Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)

Taught by: Dr. Bryan Ashenbaum

Identification, understanding, analysis, application, and measurement of basic issues encountered in the creation of goods and services for a given firm as well as the strategic and tactical relationships between firms that participate in an effective supply chain. Problems examined through use of cases, lectures, discussions, and computer-based approaches such as simulation, spreadsheets, and problem-solving software.

Prerequisite: ISA 205, STA/ISA 125, STA 261, STA 301 or STA 368, proficiency in spreadsheet use, or permission of instructor.

BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs (3 credit hours)

The class provides an introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of the places FSB students will travel during their summer international experience. Portions of the class are in Oxford prior to departure, and portions are held in the country of the program.

Track 4

FIN 417: International Business Finance (3 credit hours)

Taught by: Dr. David Shrider

An introduction to the macro and market environments in which multinational firms operate and the additional risks they confront in a multi-currency world. Emphasis is on the decision-making process with an international perspective.

Prerequisite: FIN 301

BUS 420 FSB International Studies Programs (3 credit hours)

The class provides an introduction to the history, culture, geography, business environment, economy, and language of the places FSB students will travel during their summer international experience. Portions of the class are in Oxford prior to departure, and portions are held in the country of the program.