International Management

The mission of the Department of International Management is to develop managers who can critically and creatively make valuable decisions for their organizations and society. Students majoring in International Management follow a rigorous course of study in the areas of: Strategy, Marketing, Organization, Accounting, Finance and Data Science. Students can also pursue an emphasis in Finance or Marketing. The department also offers three minor areas of study: Management, Marketing and Applied Mathematics. Professors in the department combine high-level research and practical experience to provide students with a relevant, forward looking and international approach to management. The curriculum challenges students to integrate and apply concepts, frameworks and critical thinking to current, real-world management scenarios.

Faculty

  • Roberto Cordon

  • Giulia Miniero

  • Georges Rocourt

  • Erich Prisner

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Publication Highlights

Dudukovic, S. S. (2014). Testing GARCH and RV Exchange Rate Volatility Models using Hinich Tricorrelations. Oxford Journal: An International Journal of Business & Economics9(2).

Dudukovic, S. (2014). A Cumulant-based stock market volatility modeling–Evidence from the international stock markets. Journal of Finance and Accountancy17, 1.

Dudaković, S. (2014). Credit Spread Modeling: Macro-financial versus HOC Approach. Economic analysis47(3-4), 53-68.

Prisner, E. (2014). Game theory through examples. Mathematical Association of America

Miniero, G. (2017). Nuove frontiere dell'esperienza di consumo: Il ruolo della fantasia. EGEA spa.

Miniero, G. (2018). Facing contradictory emotions in event marketing: leveraging on surprise. Journal of Consumer Marketing35(2), 183-193 (with M. Addis, I. Soscia)

Miniero, G. (2018). Why not promote promotion for green consumption? The controversial role of regulatory focus. European Business Review30(5), 554-570 (with A. Codini, M. Bonera).

Prisner, E. (2018). An Attempt to Position the German Political Parties on a Tree for 2013 and 2017. Statistics, Politics and Policy, 0(0), pp. -. Retrieved 4 Nov. 2018, from doi:10.1515/spp-2018-0001

Majors and Minors

International Management

The International Management program provides a comprehensive factual and analytical understanding of the global business environment and of the tools and techniques of each of the sub-disciplines of management. Students acquire a solid theoretical and practical foundation in economics and business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, accounting, finance, business forecasting and quantitative computer-based decision making.

Students may also opt for the International Management Major with an emphasis in Finance or Marketing.

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Minors

Projects and Activities

Pilot Undergraduate Scholars Program: CQR

The international management department has organized a pilot program called the Center for Quantitative Research (CQR), which offers undergraduates with strong quantitative skills an opportunity to participate in its undergraduate research. This center provides undergraduates with an opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty on their current research projects and to witness and participate in the development of new tools and analytical methods that contribute to the creation of new knowledge or solutions to real financial & macroeconomic problems. Successful completion of the research includes a short group presentation, round table presentation and a research paper conference presentation. In the future, if the center becomes official, undergraduate scholars will apply for the position of research fellow.

The program is open to the students who have completed business courses in Quantitative Methods / Business Intelligence and the courses in Finance, Marketing, and Macroeconomics. Students may participate in the program more than once and are encouraged to apply in consecutive terms to continue research programs or embark on a new project.

Technical Facilities: Electronic classroom with appropriate software (Eviews, XLMINER, WEB data bases, Olsen Associate FX data, Survey Data). Students will participate in conference paper preparation and presentation. It is expected that undergraduate scholars will spend between three to five hours per week with their faculty sponsors and/or research group at the Center.

Sample research projects

  • Answering the Skeptics: No, GARCH Exchange Rate Volatility Models Do Not Provide Accurate Forecasts. EBES 2011. Istanbul
  • Credit Spread Macro Determinants: a case of dynamic regression
  • ARMA-GARCH and ARMA-Realised Volatility Comparative Analysis. EBES 2014 Istanbul.
  • Granger causality: Does Public Debt cause GDP growth?

Students and Alumni

“Getting an IM degree from Franklin University was a profoundly valuable and rewarding experience, providing me with a cross-disciplinary skillset, which I now use to lead marketing teams and manage high-profile innovation programs for the US government.

I found the diverse range of courses, delivered in a small classroom environment, challenging and useful.  These experiences gave me a well-rounded perspective on the dynamics of global markets, product and marketing strategy, entrepreneurship, and organizational leadership.

In today’s digital-driven economy, it is critical managers have exceptional analytical acumen, creative problem-solving capacity, and a deep appreciation of the customer experience. One must be able to understand and act on marketing data and customer journeys or you will be quickly left behind. Courses such as Statistics, Quantitative Methods and Dynamic Forecasting, Product and Service Management, and Business Intelligence (Data Mining) proved to be invaluable to my career, giving me the ability to model, interpret, and leverage complex datasets. Other courses such as Global Strategic Management, International Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Organizational Behavior gave me the capabilities and insight to design and deliver compelling business strategies for both C-suite level professionals and leaders within Federal Agencies.

Further Franklin provided me a platform to travel the world and meet hundreds of fascinating people from dozens of countries. Above all else, the ability to meaningfully understand, engage, and connect with people of different cultures has proven to be critically important in my life and career. Communicating across cultures is a fundamental skill which Franklin gave me the opportunity to practice and hone. And for this reason, I am ever thankful for the opportunity Franklin's IM degree provided me.”

Oliver Gerland IV  '16
B.A. in IMM
Strategist & Open Innovation Lead at Sensis, Washington D.C

"Franklin's International Management program provided two very valuable skill sets that I use on a daily basis. First, it taught me how to strategically and quantitatively analyze business ideas. Second, and perhaps most importantly, it taught me how to communicate successfully in a business environment.  The quantitative skill set I took from Franklin provided a strong foundation for my post-graduate studies in business analytics, while the soft-skills in writing briefs and presenting to an international audience have allowed me to thrive in the professional world. Franklin's International Management professors have done a great job at crafting a well-rounded curriculum that prepares students for a variety of opportunities after graduation."

Elena McGuire '16
B.A. in ENV&IM
Master of Science in Business Analytics, William & Mary University
Data Analytics Engineer at KSV, Burlington

“By taking IM courses at Franklin I gained invaluable knowledge and skills that fundamentally shifted the way I processed information and developed ideas, motivating me to pursue a career in the emerging field of Data Science and Analytics and offering me a competitive advantage when I entered the workforce. Statistics and Quantitative Analysis proved to be two of the most significant courses I took during my undergraduate career, and gave me confidence in my ability interpret data, develop comprehensive methodologies, and offer informed conclusions. The Business Intelligence curriculum contextualized those abilities by providing opportunities to turn conclusions into actionable insight by solving real-world problems with advanced theory and models normally reserved for graduate-level studies. Learning about machine learning techniques like clustering, neural networks, and association rule learning enlightened me to the incredible power of statistics. The course was an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry experts about the cutting-edge techniques businesses are developing to address novel, complex problems. With this strong analytical background, I was able to work independently and make informed decisions when using newer tools like Tableau and Python to address business concerns. These courses were, undoubtedly, a crucial component to my education and career, and wholeheartedly believe they will prove to be an immense opportunity for anyone who takes them—regardless of major and background. Franklin excels in providing exceptional students with an exceptional education, and it is from that perspective that I emphatically support the continued development of the IM department, and the advancement of curriculum to incorporate newer tools.”

Sonyah Seiden '16
B.A. in AH & IE
Operations Analyst at James Allen.com
Project Writer - Data Camp