MGMT 2140 Special Topics: International Management (Fall: 3 )
The world has changed in fundamental ways over the last several decades, resulting in a more integrated, complex, and global economy. This has created new opportunities as well as new risks. How managers respond to changes in the global business environment have important implications to the firm's competitive position and overall survival. Historically it was primarily large firms that operated internationally; however, nowadays firms of all sizes are internationalizing. Thus, no matter what firm you work for or business you start after graduation, you will benefit from a strong understanding of the global business environment. We will explore a broad range of topics important to the success of businesses outside the firm's "home country", including cultural, social, political, and legal differences, international trade and investment policies, and international organizations. We will also look at issues surrounding international market entry options and competitive strategies. And finally, we will close with a review of the ways that business functions need to be adapted when operating across international markets. The course material will be presented via in-class learning, case discussion, and project work.
Instructor(s): Jim Maritan
Last Updated: 06-Nov-17