INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CORE
Take the following courses. (NOTE: Study abroad equivalents may be accepted for EB-351, EB-361 or EB-381):
EB-100 Introduction to Management
This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.
EB-105 International Economic Issues
Understanding international economics is increasingly important for private and public decision-makers. In a world of growing economic interdependence, the ability of policy makers to provide a stable environment for business is a key issue. Accordingly, this course develops the principle topics of international economics, including trade theory, the balance of payments, the cause and consequences of exchange rate movements, the flow of capital, currency crises and regional trade issues. The applied topics emphasized will be based on the most pressing current issues.
EB-131 Financial Accounting
Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.
EB-202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course.
4 CreditsCW,S,WK-SIPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
EB-211 Business Statistics
This course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics, normal curve and z-score computations, and addresses hypothesis testing using Chi-Square, T-Test, ANOVA, and linear regression modelling.
3 Credits QS,S
EB-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic conditions affect individuals and businesses in numerous ways: employment opportunities, the purchasing power of wages and salaries, the cost of borrowing money, sales, profits, and competitiveness against foreign businesses. This course develops the theories relevant to understanding the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, deflation, exchange rates and balance of payments problems. It also examines the options and tradeoffs governments face as they seek to provide a stable macroeconomic environment through monetary and fiscal policies. Case studies of the macroeconomic performance and policies of diverse countries provide a comparative orientation.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
EB-223 Principles of Microeconomics
The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.
EB-236 Managerial Accounting
Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies.
3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131.
EB-351 Marketing Management
Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201.
EB-361 Financial Management I
The management of business assets and liabilities and the concurrent creation of sources and the use of funds. Special attention is given to financial statement analysis and decisions involving working capital management.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131 and Junior or Senior standing.
EB-381 International Political Economy
The pursuit of wealth and power, profit and privilege, corporate growth and national security occurs in a global context. This course examines the business agendas and political priorities that find expression in the policy agreements and institutional agreements of the contemporary global economy. The course is conducted as a seminar and requires a substantial research project.
3 CreditsS,IPrerequisite: EB105.
EB-463 Financial Markets & Institutions
The role of credit and capital and the function of dollar and Euro bonds in today's internationalized financial markets are investigated empirically and assessed analytically in this course. Numerous economic theories relevant to understanding the behavior of various asset markets are developed, including portfolio and asset models of exchange rate determination and currency speculation. The costs and benefits of alternative government policies such as financial regulation and capital and foreign exchange controls are weighed.
3 CreditsS,IPrerequisite: EB222.
Take one of the following courses below:
An introduction to the American legal system as it applies to the business community.
Emphasis is on basic legal concepts in contracts, real and personal property, agency
and employment, and transaction of business through partnerships and corporations. 3 CreditsS Examines the areas in which by statute the legislative branch of government regulates
business. Topics include anti-trust law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, securities
laws and the uniform commercial code. 3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
EB-203 Introduction to Business Law
EB-204 Legal Regulation of Business
An introduction to the American legal system as it applies to the business community. Emphasis is on basic legal concepts in contracts, real and personal property, agency and employment, and transaction of business through partnerships and corporations.
Examines the areas in which by statute the legislative branch of government regulates business. Topics include anti-trust law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, securities laws and the uniform commercial code.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Take the following courses:
Analyzes the principles and practice of international relations and the foreign policy
of the United States, political, diplomatic, military and economic. 4 CreditsS, I, SW-GE
PS-102 Introduction to International Politics
Analyzes the principles and practice of international relations and the foreign policy of the United States, political, diplomatic, military and economic.
4 CreditsS, I, SW-GE
An additional course from the EB Department at the 300/400 level.
SECOND LANGUAGE/GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
Complete one of the following requirements below: (NOTE: Global Engagement or Second Language courses may be taken while studying abroad)
Complete 3 foreign language courses (with prefix FR, GR, RU, SP, CN) at the 300 or 400 level.
Complete 3 courses with a Global Engagement designation.
- Students are required to spend at least one semester abroad (12-15 credits), but preferably a full academic year.
- Students are encouraged to take any of the "immersion" courses offered at our exchange partner institutions.
- Study abroad is waived for International Students studying at Juniata.
Take the following course:
EB-480 Senior Seminar
A capstone course for POE in Business. Through the use of readings, case studies and simulations, students in the course will formulate corporate strategy and implement it in a competitive environment. How firms may gain and sustain competitive advantage with the formulated strategy will be examined. In addition, students will also be trained to craft business reports on corporate strategies. The evaluation of performance will mainly depend on the content and the quality of the business reports.
POE Credit Total = 60
Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level. Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.