International Business Degree | Faculty

Aysun Ficici - Associate Professor

Associate Professor of International Business
Aysun Fiçici received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UMass Lowell in 1986, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993, a Master in Business Administration from New Hampshire College in 1999, a Master of Science in International Business from SNHU in 2001, a Master of Science in Business Education in 2002, and Doctor in Business administration in International Business from SNHU in 2005.  

Courses taught:  International Business, International Business Negotiations and various other International Business courses.

Her research interests

  • Research Themes: Globalization; Emerging Markets and Transition Economies; European Union and its Trade Negotiations; Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures; Economic Geography; and Political Economy.
  • Geographic Areas of Research:  Latin America; China, South East Asia, South Asia, and West Asia – Eurasia.

C. Bulent Aybar - Dept. Chair, Professor


Dr. C. Bülent Aybar
Professor of International Finance

Dr. Bulent Aybar is the Chair of International Business Department and the Director of Ph.D. Program. Dr. Aybar’s main teaching and research interests are in international corporate finance and risk management. His current research work include empirical analysis of various aspects of emerging market multinationals, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and risk management in Emerging Market context.  His doctoral level teaching focuses on seminars in Multinational Corporate Finance and Globalization and Economic Reform in Emerging Markets.

Dr. Aybar is an active researcher and frequent participant in academic and professional forums in his field. His most recent publications appeared in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Asia Pacific Business, Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Multinational Business Review, Journal of International Public Administration and Journal of East-West Business.  Dr. Aybar is a member of Academy of International Business and European Finance Association.  Dr. Aybar regularly serves as a referee for journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, European Management Review, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Global Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal, Emerging Markets Review and Thunderbird Review of International Business. In addition to his full time appointment at SNHU, Dr. Aybar regularly lectures in several short term graduate programs in Europe and Harvard Summer School. or 603-644-3116/Fax:603-645-9737

Charlotte Broaden - Professor


Dr. Broaden is currently a professor of International Business and Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University. She received her doctorate in International Business, with a concentration in International Finance.  Her current research focus is in the area of small business development and foreign direct investment on a global basis. She is particularly interested in FDI to African nations and has recently published in this area.  She is also interesting in the shifting patterns of FDI within emerging markets and the re-shoring of FDI by manufacturing firms.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Broaden worked in a number of multinational firms where she was an executive managing international human resource activities as well as being a member of the company's strategic management team.  In her last assignment she lived in Toronto Canada for three years and managed operations in Canada and France.  A key assignment was talent management and Dr. Broaden was responsible for recruiting and placing global talent. 

Dr. Broaden holds the Certified Global Business Professional designation from NASBITE International , which is the qualification in Global Commerce and she is a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Association. She is a member of numerous trade and professional groups in her field.

Massood Samii - Professor


Professor of International Business
Director of Institute for International Business
Southern New Hampshire University

Massood Samii is professor of International Business and director of the Institute for International Business at Southern New Hampshire University. Previously he directed the Ph.D. program and chaired the International Business Department. He was a senior lecturer at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1992 to 2007. Previously, he was with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he did research on global energy and oil markets. He served OPEC Secretariat in Vienna Austria for a number of years as a senior economist and the head of the finance section. During his tenure at OPEC, he was involved in a numerous projects including OPEC Long Term Strategy, and Oil Pricing Strategy.

Dr. Samii has also directed numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Education.  In 2004, he was recognized by the Governor of State of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire International Trade Association (NHITA) for outstanding contribution to the State’s International Business and Trade. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Governor Office of International Commerce (OIC) and of the Texas A & M International University Ph.D. program. In addition, he has done numerous executive training and consulting internationally.

Dr. Samii has lectured and published widely on issues of energy, economic development, risk analysis, and international business. His articles have appeared in the journals of Energy Policy, Energy and Development, OPEC Review, Petroleum Management, the International Trade Journal, and Thunderbird International Business. He was an official observer representative to the IMF Interim Committee, World Bank Development Committee, and UNCTAD Trade and Development Committee. He is on the editorial board of a number of International Journals. His book titled International Business and Information technology was published by Rutledge. His area of research includes Risk Analysis and Management for Foreign Direct Investment, International Business Strategy, Dynamic Strategy, and International Oil Market.

Nicholas Nugent - Professor


Dr. Nicholas Nugent, a professor of international business, has been at SNHU since 1990.  A multinational marketing expert, Nugent is especially adept in marketing strategy. He has taught executive M.B.A. programs in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to SNHU, he was a marketing faculty member at Boston College and has worked in more than twenty countries, including Germany, the UAE, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, Mexico, and Greece.

Nugent earned his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Management and his Master in Business Administration from University of South Florida, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration/Marketing from Florida State University.

He has published extensively in the areas of international business, marketing, and business strategy.

William Gillett - Dean of School of Business


William Gillett, J.D., came to SNHU in 2010 after spending the first 25 years of his career in international business and the law. Immediately prior to joining SNHU, Gillett served as president of RiverStone Resources, an international insurance and reinsurance organization specializing in the management of large, long-tail liabilities, where he was responsible for its overall strategic direction and new business acquisitions. Gillett brings a wealth of business and international partnerships, many formed as managing director for RiverStone’s European division.

Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Gillett is also an active participant in New Hampshire's business and philanthropic communities including New Hampshire Public Radio, the International Institute of New England, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Writers' Project.