The Institute for International Business fosters the collaboration of all our faculty, and our graduate and undergraduate students, to engage in a wide variety of activities and projects to advance the internationalization of the Stillman School. The Institute is a crucial part of the mission of Seton Hall University and of the Stillman School in accepting the challenges of globalization in the 21st century. As a vital center for academic excellence, the Institute aims at assuring that the academic and business communities work in harmony to create an atmosphere of competence, progress, professionalism and integrity in the realm of international business.
The Institute for International Business was officially revitalized on January 25, 1989, by the dean of the Stillman School of Business, Frederick J. Kelly, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Assembly of the School of Business and the Task Force on Internationalization. The Task Force was created by interim Dean Jeremiah Ford in 1988-89 and was chaired by John Dall of the Department of Economics.
The first director of the Institute was Agnes Olszewski, associate professor of marketing. Olszewski was succeeded in the fall of 2000 by Richard J. Hunter Jr., professor of legal studies, and by Héctor R. Lozada, associate professor of marketing, from July 2002 until June 2007. Larry McCarthy assumed the directorship in July 2007. McCarthy also serves as adviser for the M.B.A. concentration in international business, the undergraduate minor in international business and as course coordinator for BINT 5001 Global Business Colloquium.
The Institute for International Business serves as an organizational unit within the Stillman School of Business that coordinates and facilitates internationally oriented programs, activities and resources within the School and serves as a liaison with other units of Seton Hall University and outside organizations pursuing international business and/or international business education issues.
The Institute for International Business extends its interests to many geopolitical regions. Based on the thrust of American business, on priorities established by the University, and the interests of the faculty, it attempts to transcend both geographical and economic borders in many directions, promoting knowledge and understanding of business activities in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and with developed and developing countries throughout the world.