Business Concentration Courses
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ROMA IBUS 300 Fundamentals of International Business

ROMA MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing

ROMA IBUS 302 International Finance

ROMA MISI 320 Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability

ROMA MGQS 350 Quality Systems

ROMA MGMT 353 Principles of Organizational Theory, Behavior, and Management

ROMA ECMO 380 The Southern European Debt Crisis in Historical and Theoretical Perspective


ROMA IBUS 300: Fundamentals of International Business
(Based on the course taught at the Kogod School of Business, American University)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in economics.

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the international environment in which firms operate, and how this environment impacts firms' decisions. To gain such an understanding, this course will cover topics such as the nature and scope of international trade and investment, the role of international institutions, how the international monetary system and exchange markets function, and some of the major issues involved in the functional aspects of international business. Obviously, the current condition in Italy will constitute frequent examples.

Managers engaged in international business must understand the economic, political and social environments of business and learn to manage in risky and often uncertain conditions. In addition, they must work with employees, suppliers and partners from around the world who often have widely-differing expectations and capabilities. Simultaneously, they must innovate, learn and outpace competitors. Clearly, understanding all of the macro- and micro-factors involved in international business is no small task. This course introduces all of these factors, and is intended to help students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of international business.

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ROMA MKTG 300: Principles of Marketing
(Based on the course taught at the Kogod School of Business, American University)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in economics.

This course focuses on the role of marketing in business and non-profit organizations. The course emphasizes basic marketing principles, and it provides a framework for understanding how these concepts are implemented. Global and high-technology perspectives are offered throughout the course. Case studies, articles, and videos will be presented to students, and students will analyze the information presented and will offer solutions. A major component of the course is preparation of a brand analysis paper. The goal of this assignment is to enable students to conduct an analysis of a brand's marketing and communication strategy. The assignment requires students to demonstrate their written communication skills and knowledge of concepts presented in this course. Examples will be chosen from products available in Italy and the European Union.

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ROMA IBUS 302: International Finance
(Based on the course taught at the Kogod School of Business, American University)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in economics.

The International Finance course is analytical in nature and requires solid quantitative skills. It introduces the student to topics of international corporate financial and investment management. The course presents the financial theories and quantitative tools necessary for making international financial decisions. Extensive coverage is given to the topics of (1) various types of risk exposures involved in international business and types of instruments for global risk management; (2) operations of foreign exchange, international banking and money, international bond, and international equity markets; and (3) financing and investment decisions that multinational firms face in the real world. The course helps develop the skills necessary to function as an international financial manager. The course will make use of the program's unique setting in Italy and the European Union.

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ROMA MISI 320 Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability
(Please note: The course will be taught in English, at the Business School of Roma Tre, and follows the . Please Universita' degli Studi Roma Tre's calendar. Students will receive further information upon arrival at Roma Tre.)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in Economics.

This course is made of three parts. The first module focuses on the principles of marketing and the marketing process in business and non-profit organizations. It provides a framework for understanding how to design the basic components of a marketing plan (market analysis, strategy, marketing mix and budget). The second module presents the product/service innovation process, explaining how a company should manage the process that goes from the formulation of a business idea to the launch of the offer on the market (concept validation, prototyping, communication, etc.), with a special focus on the digital economy and high technology sector. The third module introduces the sustainable development problems and the constraints that the reduction of environmental and social impacts effect on the marketing process. Case studies, articles, and videos will be presented to students, and students will analyze the information and will offer solutions. A major component of the course is the preparation of an innovative and sustainable marketing plan. The goal of this assignment is to enable students to incorporate all marketing concepts taught throughout the course in a succinct document. The assignment requires students to demonstrate their written communication skills and ability to work effectively in a group. Examples will be chosen from products available in Italy and the global market.

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ROMA MGQS 350 Quality Systems
(Please note: The course will be taught in English, at the Business School of Roma Tre, and follows the . Please Universita' degli Studi Roma Tre's calendar. Students will receive further information upon arrival at Roma Tre.)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in Economics. Elementary knowledge of calculus and probability, or consent of the instructor.

The basic purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, methodology and tools to manage enterprises and organizations from the perspective of continuous improvement.

This course focuses on the principles of operations management, studying the business processes by which inputs of material, labor, capital and information are transformed into products and services that customers want and are willing to pay for. During the course the student will be prepared to recognize and apply TQM tools and Standards.

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ROMA MGMT 353: Principles of Organizational Theory, Behavior, and Management
(Based on the course taught at the Kogod School of Business, American University)

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Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of at least one undergraduate semester course in business and economics.

This course deals broadly with the human aspects of organizations, focusing on the individual, group/interpersonal, and organizational dimensions of management. Beyond simply developing a new vocabulary about organizational life and acquiring knowledge of management theories, research and practices, this course is about skill development (the application of knowledge to real life). Through a variety of experiences, which may include simulations, case analyses, interviews, questionnaires, and discussions, students will develop a better understanding of themselves, others, and the socio-technical systems of organizations. This course has been designated as team-intensive. This course is considered a survey course, and it will include material that is applicable not only to the United States, but also to Italy and the European Union.

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ROMA ECMO 380 The Southern European Debt Crisis in Historical and Theoretical Perspective

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Credits: 3

In 2010, Greeceā€™s government debt reached 300 billion Euro, the largest in its modern history, triggering an EU-wide crisis centered on its Mediterranean members. In June 2012, Spain negotiated a massive bailout of its banking system, and high borrowing costs could be driving Italy in the same direction. What are the historic and contemporary roots of this crisis? How are governments, businesses and civil society responding? What can we expect in the coming period? Using an overview of classical and contemporary economic theories of crisis and accompanied by historical case studies, this course will offer students the basic analytical tools to seek answers to these complex questions.

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