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Mueller, Erick Michael

External Relations Director


Research Areas research areas



  • Entrepreneurship, international, strategy, growth, small business, global business


courses taught

  • BADM 1260 - First-Year Global Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    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.
  • INBU 4910 - Global Internship
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Business programs must balance theory and practice in order to produce graduates who are not only proficient in the language of business, but also have hands-on experience in their areas of emphasis. Internships are an effective way of acquiring the practical experience that business graduates need. A global internship consists of a practical international experience that includes an academic component.
  • INBU 4925 - Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2022 / Summer 2023
    The EESA program is broken into two main elements. The first element consists of workshop sessions that address various aspects of an entrepreneurial venture and the consulting experience. The second element involves the actual field experience in the form of consulting interventions. Students will consult with two entrepreneurs, evaluate their venture and implement tangible deliverables that make the biggest impact.
  • MBAX 6171 - New Venture Creation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    This course content is relevant to the student who wants the entrepreneurial toolkit, start a new venture, is interested in working in the startup world, would like to effectively evaluate the probability of success for a new venture and/or develop a methodology for entrepreneurial thinking that provides benefits for big and small ventures. The final deliverable is a professional pitch to a group of seasoned investors and the submission of a complete business plan.


International Activities