Michele D. Giambattista
I BUS 480
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.
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.
Class assignments and grading