International Leadership, Ethics, and Team Building (GMBA 7120)
This course introduces students to the concepts of leadership, ethics, and team development, with special reference to how these operate in multi-cultural settings. Leadership will be analyzed in terms of personal characteristics and qualities of effective leaders. We will also discuss how individuals might develop those qualities and examine cultural differences in leadership. Relatedly, we will address the ethical foundations of leadership in business and society. Students will gain an understanding of various academic perspectives on leadership, real-world examples of effective and ineffective leadership, and insights into their own leadership capabilities. The emphasis on ethics will include some moral philosophy, but will also involve the application of common sense morality to business leadership. Finally, we will cover team performance and team building, addressing issues such as team formation, team effectiveness, and the role of leaders in fostering team effectiveness.
Strategy for Emerging Markets (GMBA 7220)
This course examines the strategic and organizational challenges facing managers of companies that compete in the emerging markets. The main objectives of the course are (1) to examine the organizational and implementation issues associated with competition in the diverse and fast-changing emerging markets, and (2) to understand and internalize strategies for dealing with such issues. We will learn about managing the operations of both the entrants and the incumbents in the emerging markets environment, using the contemporary theoretical lenses supplemented by real-life examples. We will also consider the strategy and implementation issues related to the international alliances and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Global Strategy & Competition (GMBA 7310)
This course focuses on two main objectives: (1) understanding the patterns of global competition in a given industry, the forces pushing toward globalization, how they affect the players, and the factors underpinning the success of global competitors in the industry; and (2) examining the ways to design a strategy for competing efficiently in global markets, how to redesign the value chain of the firm across the globe, and how to successfully enter foreign markets. Although “global” in design, methods and concepts taught, the course will have a “European touch” (textbook, cases selected and lectures dedicated to Europe).
Global Negotiation (GMBA 7420)
This course provides students with theories, models, and especially skills required to negotiate effectively in a global environment. The course will consider various theories of cultural differences, emphasizing differences in values and communication styles. It will also cover basic notions of negotiations including strategies and tactics for both distributive and integrative bargaining situations. Negotiation situations will go from simple prisoner dilemma games to complex negotiations requiring coalitions. Students will engage in many negotiations with counterparts from their country, and with counterparts from different countries, and all will participate in critiquing the negotiations and providing feedback. Assessment will be based on class participation and peer assessment of negotiating behavior during exercises, as well as a final paper.
International Finance (GMBA 7510)
This course provides an integrated view of international financial markets and the management of multinational firms. It will begin with an examination of markets for spot exchange, currency forwards, options and swaps. For each of these markets, we will study the valuation of instruments traded in these markets. Next, the course will focus on issues that multinational managers are required to deal with: (1) managing exposure to exchange rates, (2) financing in international capital markets, and (3) international capital budgeting. This course will be focused on financial markets and transactions in Latin America.
Global Supply Chains (GMBA 7610)
This course provides an introduction to global operations and supply chain concepts, tools, and strategies. The teaching methodology will consist primarily of the case method and will be complemented by readings and lectures. Students will be expected to prepare case write-ups individually and as members of teams. Cases will be selected to illustrate the challenges and opportunities of operating in international markets in Europe and the Americas.