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Michele D. Giambattista
I BUS 480
Seattle Campus

Multinational Operations Management

Case studies in foreign operations management: planning international objectives and strategies; developing multinational company structures and executives; adapting administrative practices and operating policies to international diversities. Prerequisite: I BUS 300; may not be repeated. Offered: W.

Class description

The goal is to introduce students to international business from the manager's perspective. A second goal is to examine "globalization" and understand the concepts and arguments for and against. The course builds on introductory courses in international business, marketing, finance, IT, accounting, operations and HR. Knowledge gained will be used to analyze and understand how managers deal with the environment and decisions faced by global managers.

Student learning goals

Students will learn and demonstrate ability to effectively communicate their thinking. The course will require students to "think on their feet" and cope in often seemingly unstructured environment.

Identify and analyze the key drivers in the global business environment

General method of instruction

Class discussion, case presentations and a "real world" research project to develop an Export University for the area's small and medium size businesses.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michele D. Giambattista
Date: 01/07/2013