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.