This SSASEM course moves beyond an awareness of leadership styles and theories to consider the impact of leadership on organizational interactions and the management of human resources of businesses that extend to resourcing companies, training and development, as well as conflict management.
Based on Case Study analyses, individual and group projects, this course provides students with an understanding of the process of cross-cultural management and the challenges that they face while working in multicultural environments. Core competencies include self-awareness, managing ambiguity and uncertainty, managing intergroup conflict, cross-cultural communication, and international career development. In expanding on anthropological studies on culture, this course seeks to map the different cultural variables or forces that affect the management of businesses operating globally, management of domestic companies by foreign managers as well as how multicultural personnel is managed.
This course investigates the nature and purposes of corporate financial management in the international context. Students will gain skills in international investment and financing techniques and in exchange risk management, including accounting and taxation aspects. They will learn, through hands-on case studies and simulations, how to manage a global company's financing and investment decisions, including M&A and divestitures, and how to measure and manage the company's exposure to exchange rate and international interest rate risks. They will discover how companies use banks, markets such as the Eurobond and currency option markets, and techniques such as currency swaps, lease financing and specialized structured financing techniques. The long-term growth of a business depends on sound investment decisions and appropriate financing strategies. This module is divided into four components: The first part assesses with valuation methods, (including Equity cash flow method) and capital structure decisions. Part two examines the complexities of Real Options. Part Three looks at Project Finance and the last part of the module appraises such growth platforms as Mergers and Acquisitions. Special topics in corporate finance like Bankruptcy and leveraged buyouts.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a critical understanding of current issues in international financial reporting. A comparative analysis of the development of national accounting systems and role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and its impact on financial reporting internationally will be examined in the context of perceived advantages and disadvantages of harmonization and standardization. The module will further explore selected financial reporting and disclosure issues in the global context. Accounting for FOREX rates and corporate financial reports will be considered for multinational firms and emerging markets corporations
This module focuses on strategic and functional aspects of international marketing activities of firms of varying sizes and industries. It provides a foundational understanding of the marketing concept and market orientation for international operations and proceeds with discussing issues related to the roles of the external and internal environments for strategy-making across borders. More specifically, the influence of these levels of the environment are discussed against key international marketing decisions of both a strategic nature such as modes of foreign market entry and market selection and a functional nature such as the design and implementation of marketing mix approaches at the international level. Therefore, students will have the chance to familiarize themselves with a holistic understanding of the main challenges international marketers face and systematically assess opportunities that stem from such an understanding.
This course examines the fundamental issues related to the question of international relations among nations with emphasis on resources, foreign exchange, balance of payments, investments, tariffs, import quotas, export controls, nationalism, free trade, protectionism, and the institutions aiding in world politics. World trade, international capital inflows and outflows, foreign direct investment, global portfolio investments, technological diffusion, e-commerce and the like are now everyday realities. One ignores these trends only at one’s own peril. Business executives need to understand the factors driving countries, industries and firms to compete on a global basis and to develop management strategies and policies to deal with this reality. Although the speed and degree of globalization will vary by industry according to a variety of technological and environmental factors, all modern executives, in any field of specialization, must incorporate a global perspective in the execution of their tasks. As global economic growth occurs, understanding management in all cultures is increasingly important.
This course introduces international businessolaw in the real-world context; case studies and contemporarymlegal6problems*through a non-rhetorical approach to the law. Topics include legal rules, contracts, international arbitration, and the impact of nationalism and cultural attitudes on law and international affairs; regulation of international trade; protection of intellectual property, trademarks, and patents; and the legal ramifications of regional and economically integrated trade organizations, including the World Trade Organization and other multinational trade bodies.
This course is framed around GLO-BUS, which is an online PC-based simulation where students run a digital camera company in head-to-head competition against companies run by other class members. Companies produce entry-level and upscale, multi-featured cameras of varying designs and quality in a Taiwan assembly facility and ship assembled cameras directly to retailers in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe-Africa, and Latin America. This course integrates various theories and models useful for analyzing the external and internal business environment and emphasizes the formulation and execution of different strategies.
Integrates the various theories, concepts and models covered in previous management courses and presents the student with a comprehensive view of the competitive environment of today's global business enterprise. Teaches students the skills necessary to formulate and implement strategy and exercise effective leadership in diverse organizational settings and business environments.
Explores human dynamics by examining the role of management and learning styles in the effective functioning of organizations. Topics include personality types, motivation, cognition and learning, communication, team development, and leadership. Through class study analyses, simulations, discussion and group projects, students learn critical managerial skills such as communication, decision making, conflict resolution, and team building.This SSASEM course seeks to render the study of cross-cultural human resources by adopting a number of perspectives to the realities of HR managers today. In particular it covers expatriation and repatriation, safety and security issues, legal issues, culture and business etiquette
This MIM course explores economic sectors and industries on a global scale while it unfolds the mechanics of a dynamic international business that is complex and challenging due to fast moving events such as economic shifts, political turmoil and natural disasters, the module then presents tools that can help students understand how the global environment affects global business and new markets. Particular emphasis is given to the necessary skills required to function effectively under these circumstances.
Analyses and examines through the use of real life case studies significant contemporary marketing ethical issues and challenges existing throughout the professional corporate arena. Emphasis will be placed upon the marketer’s social and environmental responsibilities to the company stakeholders, the customers and the public. Marketing ethical dilemmas and decision-making frameworks and approaches at the personal, organizational and societal levels will be explored.
In preparation for the MIM project or business feasibility study, this course provides the foundations for the use of methods to access relevant information resources and the development of sound analytical skills to use data and information effectively. It aims at exploring management research from planning stage, to carrying out a literature review for hypothesis development, to collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. This course is held throughout the program and leads to the development of an MIM Project or Feasibility Study proposal and the finalization of the project.
In global economies, entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and prosperity. It is important for you to understand the underlying principles and concepts about entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process. This course covers the personal characteristics and qualities of the entrepreneur, innovation, creativity, opportunity assessment, and the role of entrepreneurship in developed and developing economies. One of the key issues in successfully starting and growing a venture, particularly if outside capital is needed, is to create a business plan. The development of a business plan and all of its components with particular focus on what the typical audience for business plans is really focusing on are presented. The various organizational structures available are discussed in terms of their applicability as well as important legal issues. The sources of capital and how to obtain them, starting, managing and growing a new venture, new venture valuation, and building a lasting venture are also discussed. Each person is to develop a business plan. The business plan will be presented in class. Lectures, discussions and cases will make this class a robust, valuable learning experience.
No matter whether you are transitioning leadership from one generation to another, selling a business, or simply trying to make better decisions regarding your family’s wealth, this immersive course will give you the knowledge and the confidence needed to achieve your wealth management goals. Students in this course have an opportunity to examine how to manage fixed income, equity and alternative portfolios. It is a practical course that introduces students to the core concepts used to manage equity, debt, and alternative investment portfolios. This course provides an introductory study of the subject of wealth management and contemporary personal financial planning. This course provides an overview of the major components of financial planning, namely consumption planning, tax planning, insurance planning, retirement planning and estate planning. Throughout, focus is placed on the practical application of portfolio management and asset allocation of wealth management clients.
Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico and South Africa are to be the new dominating economies in the 2050 world. If we want to understand the economic future of these countries; we should look in their past and therefore analyze their domestic reforms and interactions with global markets in the period since the 1990th in spurring human capital accumulation, industrial development, and economic wealth-fare and growth. The potential limits on stability and growth in the BRICs and the influence these countries are likely to exert on their region and the challenges of them becoming world economics hegemons through their global influence on world trade, aid, finance, and the global environment.
The objective of this module is to enable students with an in-depth knowledge about Brazil, its culture, economy, risks and opportunities and how to identify and develop them. The course content will be drawn from theory, research and practice in areas of strategy, management and finance. As a result of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate, integrate and synthesize theory, research and current practice applied to the Brazilian context.
The objective of this module is to enable students with an in-depth knowledge about China, its culture, economy, risks and opportunities and how to identify and develop them. The course content will be drawn from theory, research and practice in areas of strategy, management and finance. As a result of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate, integrate and synthesize theory, research and current practice applied to the Chinese context.
This module provides a forum for exploring the relationships between business strategy and human resource strategy, examining recent developments in human resource management theory and practice and relating these to the strategic and operational needs of service sector organizations. Career Development Strategy study the individuals and their behavior within the context of the organization in a workplace setting. This course adopts an interdisciplinary approach, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, communication and management.