Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.
Student learning goals
Students will learn to analyze a business problem and formulate solutions in a global context.
Synthesize and apply common business frameworks and concepts within a strategic context.
Develop an understanding of the functional interrelationships within the organization and their role in the support of organizational objectives.
Develop the ability to understand the intereaction of the organization with its multifaceted environment.
Develop the ability to analyze business problems and opportunities, assess resources and constraints, and to propose feasible courses of action.
Develop the ability to present well-reasoned decisioins orally and in writing and defend business proposals under the conditions of live Q&A
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Case analysis with emphasis on the formation, presentation and defense of viable solutions to strategic problems in international business settings.
Course grade will be based on the following: - Participation in class discussion (15%) - Student team presentations (oral presentation, slides, and executive summaries) (60%) - Student written assignments including questions to be used for judging, critiques of videotaped team presentations, and structured learning assignments (25%)