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Merrily "Missy" Kautt, Instructor of International Business


  • Introduction to International Business INTB6000/MGMT4400 
  • International Negotiations INTB6022 
  • Cross cultural Management INTB6200 
  • Global Competition INTB6080
  • Entry Strategies in International Markets INTB6800



  • PhD, International Public-private Management course work, University of Colorado Denver, Graduate School of Public Affairs 
  • MPA, Graduate School of Public Affairs, International Public Administration, University of Colorado Denver 
  • BA, Political Science and Mass Communication, University of Denver

Professional Experience

  • President and Managing Director, Transnational Business Specialists, Ltd 
  • Senior Trade Representative, Gubernatorial Appointee - State of Colorado - Office of Economic Development/Colorado International Trade Office (1996 – January 1999) 
  • Co-owner and Managing Director, Transnational Business Specialists, Ltd. (1987-1996) 
  • Senior Manager of Public, Government Relations, Strategic Management and Public Affair, Mobil Oil Corporation (1978-1987)

Invited Speaking

  • Addressed the China Petroleum Corporation on “US-China Energy Issues,” Beijing, China 2005 
  • Moderated the Japan-America Society’s international business meeting featuring the president of Nippon Telephone and Telegraph 2004 
  • Moderated international business panel, “Doing Business Successfully in Asia,” hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver, Colorado 2004 
  • Presenter/speaker, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Salt Lake City, “International Business Education,” Denver, Colorado 2003 
  • Speaker at the JETRO export-import conference, Denver, Colorado 2002 
  • Keynote speaker, Japan Business Federation, “The Evolution of Key Business Opportunities through US-Japanese Joint Incubators,” Tokyo, Japan 1999

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