Webinar – Designing the Introductory IB Course (Part 1)

Designing the Introductory IB Course

(Part 1) 


Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University

Dr. Linda Gerber, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Gary Knight, Willamette University


Webinar recording from  August 4, 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. Linda Gerber
Department of Business, Government, and Society
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Gerber received her BBA & PhD in Marketing from UT-Austin. She served on the marketing faculty at University of Missouri & American University and was director of graduate business programs for Boston University Overseas Programs, based in Germany. She joined the faculty at UT-Austin in 1990 where she served as Director of Academic Programs for CIBER. She developed language programs for business students, supervised all international exchange & scholarship programs in the College of Business, and initiated IB curricular programs. She has served as a review panelist for many grant programs and as an external evaluator for IB education programs at various US institutions. Her international teaching experiences include positions at ESC Paris, ESADE Barcelona, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the Steinbeis Institute Stuttgart & Berlin. She is Assistant Director of the Center for Global Business and Advisor for the IB major program. She currently teaches a course on International Trade & Investment.


Dr. Gary Knight
Professor of Global Management
Helen Jackson Chair in International Management
Willamette University

Professor Knight has extensive IB experience in the private sector, especially regarding Europe, Japan, and Mexico. He attended the University of Paris in France and Sophia University in Japan and is fluent in French, Japanese, and Spanish. For 15 years, he was professor of international business at Florida State University where he developed study abroad programs in Europe & Japan. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at McGill University, Canada. His research emphasizes international strategy, emerging markets, and internationalization of small and medium enterprises.

He has authored six books and 40 refereed articles in academic journals, including Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of World BusinessInternational Executive, and Management International Review. He has been an invited speaker at numerous universities worldwide, and the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business invited him to provide expert testimony on international management topics.




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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