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|BADM 550 - Structure of Global Industries|
This is the first course in your MBA program, offered in an intensive format using multiple instructors, teams, and projects, and an immediate immersion into international business. The first objective of the course is to develop skills of critical thinking and business decision making. This entails learning how to analyze problems with the use of theory and evidence, synthesize findings into recommendations, and communicate persuasively and effectively. The second objective is to learn the foundations of international business and economics that are necessary for managerial success, and to incorporate ethical considerations into business decisions. A third objective is to learn how to function effectively in teams and make persuasive professional presentations. The core discipline and intellectual framework for the course is international economics enriched by global strategy. Ethical considerations are introduced formally and experientially. Team work and presentation skills are learned in the context of the projects. To achieve the course objectives, we have 25 sessions consisting of lecture classes, case study classes, and practicums, plus a final exam and project presentation. A feature of the course is a global industries project that is conducted by teams of students focused on a firm’s decisions about business in a range of global industries. Similar to a corporate strategy exercise, each team determines where to locate production and sales and how to organize a firm in each of the industries, and how the firm’s business is affected by a major macroeconomic shock.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar
Business Administration Department
Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees:
Master of Business Admin.
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