BC607: Leading from a Global Perspective

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Course Overview

This course analyzes the impact of globalization on business. It is designed to help students develop their capacity for working in a global business environment by discussing ethical and political issues, future scenarios for a multi-centric world, and imprinted views on what is “good” and what is “bad.” Students will investigate a wide range of topics including:

  • Global challenges for business
  • Culture, diversity, and the digital divide
  • The paradox of corporate personhood
  • Free trade versus fair trade

The course project is a Strategic Entry Report: Developing a Plan for a Business Operation Abroad. The report will include an overview of the cultural, political, and macroeconomic environment in a target country and region, and an estimate of the costs and political risks of doing business there. Students will make a supported, clear-cut, yes-or-no recommendation on whether to establish a business operation in the target country.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Adopt and demonstrate in practice the perspectives of global citizenship, especially as a member of a business organization.
  • Apply critical, systemic, and creative thinking in the identification, evaluation and resolution of problems, issues, and challenges confronting enterprises operating in the global marketplace.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in written form, in a variety of multi-cultural contexts.
  • Access, analyze, synthesize, and share information pertinent to the conduct of global business utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the theories, skills, and competencies mandated by the rapidly globalizing business environment.
  • Identify and evaluate effectively to the socio-economic, political, cultural, technological and, legal and competitive forces currently pushing firms and industries to become global.