MBA-738 : Global Business

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Business Management
Subject:
Business Administration
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course examines selected topics in conducting business in a global setting. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental strategies and issues associated with the management of diverse categories of global business. We begin with an overview of forces that determine the globalization of a firm and industry. This analysis leads us to further examination of nation-specific, region-specific, industry-specific, and firm-specific factors that are critical to the success of global business. To apply these theoretical frameworks, we will look at a country or region (e.g., China, Europe) in depth and analyze its economy, institutions, industries and firms. We then develop a basic conceptual framework to formulate strategy to conduct business in that particular country or region. Part of the coursework will be completed abroad (e.g., in China or Ireland.) International travel is required to finish the course with a passing grade. 3 credits