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IB Program 40th Anniversary

International Business at the Moore School

Four decades ago, a group of pioneering business faculty at the Darla Moore School of Business created what would become the leading model for international business education. This model was built on the premise that successful international business practitioners and leaders must adapt and apply business theory and techniques to the specific economic, cultural, political and commercial situations of the geographic regions in which they work and manage.
The rigorous execution of this distinguishing approach quickly vaulted the Moore School into national and global preeminence as having one of the top international MBA programs—a recognition evidenced by the more than 4,000 international business alumni now holding positions of business leadership and influence across the world and in nearly every major industry. More recently, this distinctive model was adapted for an undergraduate program in international business. Since its inception, the undergraduate program has awarded some 600 bachelor’s degrees and annually enrolls 250 undergraduates pursuing a dual major in international business and a functional discipline. With formal partnerships established with such internationally renowned universities as Grande Ecole ESCP Europe (Paris), Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), the University of Mannheim (Germany), the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Universidad de Chile, the Moore School’s strategic plan has a goal of 50 partnerships by 2015 to expand undergraduate and graduate opportunities for study abroad, cultural and language immersion, joint degrees and intellectual exchange—as well as propel the school’s own international stature.
On October 17, 2014, the Moore School celebrated the 40th anniversary of our international business programming will a day-long program of events showcasing our expertise in international business education, including presentations from of the world's thought leaders in international business.

We've shared some of those presentations below:

The Moore School and the Future of International Business, with Dr. Andy Spicer

Christine Hauer shares perspectives on face-to-face communication in a texting world

Incremental and transformational with Prasanna Elvis Eswara

Bill Pike on "Bringing Solar into the Mainstream"

"The Future of International Expansion Preparedness," by Doug Quackenbos

"Future Cupcake," by Christine de Vlaming

Mark Livingston on leadership and change in business education  

Faculty Presentations

Tatiana Kostova: Three Key Trends in International Business

Nancy Buchan: Undergraduate Education in International Business

Ken Erickson: Anthropology in International Business

Robert Rolfe: Experiential Foundations in International Business

Lite Nartey: Stakeholder Management

Marc Van Essen: The Dark Side of Shareholder Protection and Power

Michael Murphree: Institutions and Institutional Change in Emerging Economies