This course is designed as a seminar course with topics changing from semester to semester, depending upon the dynamics of change in key global markets. Topic areas include China, Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe, Russia, or Africa and the Middle East. This course is structured to focus on four primary components: business, economics, politics and culture, essentially in this order.
- Identify issues facing international business managers today.
- Explain the interdependence of social responsibility and ethics.
- Discuss the dynamic global environment of business management and the political, legal, technological, competitive, and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide.
- Evaluate how growth through strategic alliances, acquisitions, and global networks helps fuel global trade and negotiations.
- Discuss recent trends that are affecting international business managers in today’s hypercompetitive global environment.
The focus will be on civil non state actors in International Relations (civil society organizations/non- governmental organizations). The concepts of civil society and the role of CSOs/NGOs and similar pressure groups will be put under the microscope. An important part of the course will be exploring the nature of civil society advocacy. Students will be expected to develop their own civil society project.
- Explain the role of civil society in today’s world.
- Understand the main functions of CSOs/NGOs in the global world.
- Understand the major challenges in terms of strategic management that need to be taken into account in setting up and developing CSOs/NGOs.
- Lecturer: Viola KREBS
- Student: Phuong Thanh DO
- Student: Dominique Althea FRANCISCO
- Student: Yacouba KANE
- Student: Van Anh LE
- Student: Tran Thanh Truc LU
- Student: Niverka Dharlenis MARTE FRICA
- Student: Hoang Khanh Linh NGUYEN
- Student: Eunice Asi OPOKU-BOATENG
- Student: Hoang Trung PHAM
- Student: Phuong Phi PHAN
- Student: Gunhu YI
It is argued that in order to understand any political system an analysis of its ideological heritage must first be undertaken. Therefore, the emphasis in this course will be on the competing political ideologies of the twentieth century. Democracy, socialism, communism, and fascism will be discussed in the context of nations that have adopted these forms of government. Other major topics explored include nationalism and anarchism.
- Describe the various types of political systems that have evolved in the modern world
- Compare political systems throughout the world
- Describe and analyze political processes
- Explain causes of political violence