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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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MSFS 650 - Global Bus & Public Pol Pract
Students aspiring to leadership in the public and private sectors need to understand the increasingly important role global companies play in shaping public policy on international trade and related issues. 
This course focuses on the practice of business-government relations, specifically the role of the global company as advocate on international economic issues.  Recent courses have introduced students to the government relations programs of companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Coca Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar, Bayer, McDonald’s, Google, Boeing, Novartis, Disney and IBM. 
Students will gain a greater understanding of the ways in which corporations advocate in the executive and legislative branches of government. In addition, they will learn that advocacy takes many forms and that strategies differ from case to case. With reference to key issues, students will learn how major corporations identify priorities and develop policy positions. 
To create a personal experience of the practice of government relations each student is teamed with a Washington-based corporate government relations executive involved in international business policy. A course highlight, the executive mentor assigns an issue project important to his/her company and the student has an opportunity to study and make a presentation on the issue for the company’s Washington office. 
The course emphasizes developing internal and external business communication skills, including meeting-leadership skills, for effective Washington representation. It also focuses on advocacy, networking, decision-making processes and the respective roles of Capitol Hill and Executive Branch agencies. The course contributes to students’ ability to be effective participants in the development, implementation, and assessment of sound public policy, government affairs, and advocacy strategies for their current or future positions in for-profit, non-profit, or government sectors.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Juris Doctor
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Russian & East European Stud
      Security Studies

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