overview

This course gives students the tools to understand and appreciate the various aspects of conducting business in an international marketplace. Students have the opportunity to learn how (and why) companies choose to work across borders and the pros and cons of doing so. The class will do a case study of a well-known, large international organization allowing them a broader understanding of how politics, culture, geography, and history influence a company’s decision to go global.

Learning Outcomes in this course

Introduction of the fundamental principles of business operations on an international scale

Learn how companies grow and interconnect in the global marketplace

Understand how political, legal, economic and cultural factors can affect international business

Visit the headquarters of a multinational company for a first-hand look at operations

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