Cross Cultural Management
The goals of the course are as follows: 1) learn about culture and cultural differences from research findings and theoretical frameworks, 2) stimulate, strengthen and develop competencies in managing and leading across cultures, and 3) learn from others in a respectful, challenging, multicultural learning laboratory.
This course approaches the subject of entrepreneurship from the perspective of the entrepreneur. It covers the issues that are of particular concern and the most crucial in managing the smaller enterprise that remains relatively small and is kept for a long period of time.
International Business Management
This course provides a basis for understanding the international business environment and marketing strategies for entering foreign markets. The course is organized around three major topics: (1) The differences in the business environment across nations from a social, cultural, and political perspective as well as the effect of business environment on managerial decisions, (2) The methodology to select foreign markets for a firm's expansion, and (3) Marketing strategies for penetrating foreign markets. Although the course is based on general theory of international business and marketing, cases and lectures emphasize the emerging markets business environment.
Global Supply Chains
The course provides an introduction to supply chain management language, concepts, tools, and strategies and is targeted to executives and general managers. The course focuses on supply chain strategy; therefore, the course begins with an overview of business, corporate, and global strategy. The case method is used and supplemented with lectures.
This course provides a good understanding of the basic principles of international finance. These principles are reinforced through an ongoing study of the international transition to a market economy. A framework will relate the concepts of international financial markets, international financial risk and its management through various financial instruments, and international financing of corporations.
Negotiation is a process of capturing and creating value through discussion and voluntary agreement. It is analyzed several ways in this course. First, we ground our analysis in the context of on-going negotiation challenges. Second, we participate in a series of role-playing exercises. Negotiation exercises are designed to test negotiation skills, increase self-awareness, stimulate discussion, and facilitate learning about negotiation concepts. Third, we supplement in-class activities through individual reflection, reading and writing in order to summarize, integrate and apply course lessons.
Throughout the course, we will seek answers to important questions about negotiation, about being prepared, evaluating results, strategic and tactical choices, personal qualities, the role of leadership, etc.
In this course, we will also learn about ethics; our examination of ethics will reflect the notion that business is a practical endeavor.