Executive Decision Making & Strategic Analysis
This course provides an introduction to business strategy and strategic analysis. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with concepts and methodologies of business strategic analysis and to help them learn how to differentiate successful strategies from less successful one. Students will also learn how to apply these concepts to real world problems that exist in companies across industries.
The course seeks to teach managers that in order to function effectively in today’s complex business environment, they must use a variety of communication skills and behaviors to accomplish their own objectives as well as those of their respective organizations. The course examines the underlying concepts of managerial communications and existing communication issues in companies worldwide.
The course provides an overview of international marketing and addresses many of the most important dilemmas and opportunities facing multinational and domestic firms operating in the global marketplace. The issues include: cultural and cross-cultural influences on consumer behavior, the complexities of making a profit in large, low-income markets, and the relationships between domestic manufacturers and global retailers.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to strategy formulation by familiarizing students with concepts and methodologies of strategy formulation as well as the numerous factors involved in the development of those strategies. Students also learn to answer the questions of where companies should compete in terms of industries, businesses or markets and how companies should compete within those industries, businesses and markets.
The course focuses on the key policy decisions made in corporate finance. Topics include ways to finance a firm’s investment, optimal capital structure, cost of capital, factors affecting financing costs, how much, if any, of the firm’s earnings should be paid out to shareholders, stock dividends and splits, and the economics of raising external capital.
This course provides an integrated perspective on the subjects of foreign exchange, international risk management, and international financing. Students are exposed to the theory of modern finance in the global context with practical examples.
This course teaches students how to analyze various situations facing firms across industries and apply analytical techniques from finance, accounting, organizational theory, organizational behavior, marketing, economics and other business disciplines. Students also learn to recognize problems that organizations face, develop alternate courses of action and communicate those analytical conclusions effectively.
This course deals with the management of global expansion and strategy of firms. It examines the managerial decision-making process to expand globally and emphasizes the analysis of the business environment and the organization of global value activities.
Leadership and Ethics
This course analyses leadership in terms of personal characteristics and qualities of effective leaders. Students learn to develop those qualities in themselves. The course also examines the cultural differences in how people view leaders and their functions in different organizations. The course also focuses on the application of common sense morality to business conduct.
Managing People Internationally
This course teaches students to understand the critical issues necessary for effectively managing people both at home and abroad. Emphasis is placed on the importance of linking employee practices with the business strategy through the Human Resource functions of staffing and performance management. The critical role that culture plays in the success of international organizations is also examined.
This course deals with competition – how a firm can achieve and sustain an advantage over its competitors. The core concepts of the course are how to create and how to sustain value. The course looks at external relationships of the firm as well as its internal strengths and possible vulnerabilities, all from the perspective of its chief executive and over a long-term future. In it, you will learn how to conduct an industry analysis and how to construct and implement a competitive strategy. You will also understand how to deal with the change that faces most corporations and most industries today. Strategy formulation issues regarding multi-business companies will also be considered, including: diversification strategies, vertical integration and strategic alliances. (global strategy syllabus requested)