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Banks, Cynthia




courses taught

  • BADM 1260 - First-Year Global Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region.
  • ESBM 3700 - Entrepreneurial Environments
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2022
    Introduces entrepreneurship. Addresses opportunity recognition, target markets, industry analysis, business model identification, sources of funding, managing rapid growth and writing feasibility studies. Examines alternative forms of entrepreneurship such as franchising, corporate entrepreneurship, family business and social entrepreneurship.
  • MBAE 6806 - Global Business Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    This course provides an opportunity for students to apply the business knowledge learned throughout the Executive MBA program, culminating in an international trip to engage with experts in our host countries. Provides first-hand, on-the-spot experience of how business is conducted (e.g., strategy, finance, organization, culture, and management) in the host countries. The trip presents a unique opportunity for face-to-face contact and exchange of experience between executives from the U.S. and their counterparts in the destination countries.
  • MBAX 6101 - Entrepreneurship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Examines the environments of entrepreneurial firms from start-up to development of ventures; allows students to assess their "fit" with entrepreneurial firms. A key element is learning the process of determining the difference between ideas and commercializable opportunities through feasibility analysis and plans.
  • MBAX 6195 - Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics with the potential of being incorporated into the standard MBA curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MBAX 6801 - Global Perspectives Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Provides students with an in-depth perspective about a specific country or region outside the United States. The course can focus on a different region or country each time it is offered. If demand for this type of experience is strong, multiple sections of the course could be offered in a given semester, each focusing on a different region or country. The choice of region and the specific focus of each course would depend on the faculty member teaching the course. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MBAX 6806 - Global Perspectives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Contrasting operations in US and China will study what changes US companies have made to successfully operate in the Chinese market and how US companies have influenced Chinese business operations. Reviews the history and present state of the interdependency between the US and Chinese business environments. Culminates in a 9-day trip to China.

International Activities