Webinar: Designing the Introductory IB Course (Part 2) 

Designing the Introductory IB Course

(Part 2) 


Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University

Dr. Dina Frutos-Bencze , Saint Anselm College

Dr. P. Roberto Garcia, Indiana University


Webinar recording from August 11, 2020

Presentation Slide Deck & Resources Handout


Interested in learning how different business schools design and deliver their introductory international business course?

If so, join us for a two-part webinar highlighting content, design, and delivery of the Introductory IB Course. Seasoned colleagues at different programs will share their experiences and make syllabi and other teaching resources available to you. Examples of how different business schools address these issues will be provided in two consecutive weekly sessions on August 4 & 11. Featured are master teachers from larger business schools such as Georgia State University, University of Texas at Austin, and Indiana University as well as smaller programs such as Willamette University and Saint Anselm College.

August 4 – Part 1 with Professor Linda Gerber from University of Texas at Austin and Professor Gary Knight from Willamette University

August 11 – Part 2 with Professor P. Roberto Garcia from Indiana University and Professor Dina Frutos-Bencze from Saint Anselm College

Key takeaways:

  • Alternative ways content and pedagogy can be blended to meet course learning objectives.
  • Familiarize yourself with appropriate assessment approaches.
  • Obtain useful materials to help incorporate unique teaching resources you can adopt in your own teaching (e.g. syllabi, learning objectives, recommended readings, exercises, cases, videos, and others).


About the Speakers









Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil
Executive Director, CIBER
Fuller B. Callaway Professorial Chair
Georgia State University

Tamer is a world-renowned educator, scholar, mentor, journal editor, institution builder, leader of professional societies, and advisor to senior executives & international agencies. A trustee of Sabanci University and visiting professor at Leeds University & University of South Australia.

Tamer has authored several dozen books and some 200 refereed journal articles. He mentored over 35 doctoral students at Michigan State & Georgia State who have become accomplished educators themselves. Tamer is the senior author of the leading text International Business: Strategy, Management, and the New Realities, 5th Ed., Pearson Education, co-authored with Gary Knight & John Riesenberger.

Tamer holds a BS from Middle East Technical University and MBA & PhD from University of Wisconsin. He has honorary doctorates from The University of Hasselt & University of Southern Denmark, in addition to being the inaugural Honorary Professor at Atilim University. Tamer is an elected Fellow of the AIB.


Dr. Dina Frutos-Bencze
Associate Professor of International Business
Saint Anselm College

Dr. Frutos-Bencze has corporate professional experience as Human Resources Manager and Training and Development Manager in Europe and the US. Prior to moving to an academic career, she was the Associate Dean of Online Business Programs at Southern New Hampshire University-COCE, in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Frutos-Bencze has published several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in journals such as Critical Perspectives on International Business, the International Trade Journal, and the International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets. Her most recent research has been about internationalization of family business groups, and monetary policy impact on renewable energy production in Latin America.

Dr. Frutos-Bencze is fluent in English, Spanish and Czech. Dr. Frutos-Bencze received her MS in Chemistry at the University of New Mexico, MBA at Oxford Brookes, UK, and her Ph. D. in International Business at Southern New Hampshire University.


Dr. P. Roberto Garcia
Distinguished Clinical Professor of International Business
Indiana University

Dr. Garcia is the Young-Jin Kim Clinical Professor of International Business in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He also serves as Faculty Director for the Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER). He teaches various IB courses in the Undergraduate, Kelley Direct-Online, and Executive Education programs.

He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan in International Business with a functional area minor in Organizational Behavior and an MBA from the University of Toledo, Ohio (International Business). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Psychology. Before going on to pursue a PhD, Dr. Garcia gained significant full-time management experience at well-known organizations including GM, Ford, Chrysler, ALCOA, Philips, AT&T, Wendy’s International, Edwards Brothers Printing, Kimball International, U.S. Department of Justice, Manitowoc, Cummins Inc, Eli Lilly, etc.



The International Business Webinar Series is a project of the national CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, led by Georgia State University CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.



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