Global Management (MGMT 411)
The Global Management course is designed for students to view strategy as a creative act that involves paradigm shifting for competitive advantage. There are three major elements to the course: understanding of global business organization and competition; ethical contexts in which business and commerce take place in the global marketplace; the ability to create personal strategies. Students are expected to discover, understand, and apply cross-cultural applications.
International Marketing (MKTG 470)
The undergraduate international marketing 470 course focuses on a world brand like Pampers or Clearacil for a semester project. Students, in teams of 4-5, develop marketing strategies for the brand either in multiple countries or regions. Data has to be collected on relevant variables that inform the manager about the environment, competition, government policy, economic growth etc in those countries. Students submit several interim written and presentation assignments and complete the course with a final written recommendation and presentation.
European Union (IBUS 480a)
The undergraduate European Union course focuses on the development of the EU in terms of the EU government, its relationships to member countries, and the relationships between member countries and those who have applied for membership. It addresses issues such as the common currency and its social and political consequences, social benefits as seen from various member states and how social and cultural differences cause tensions, labor law and its impact on the various European states, and investments. All work is team based and requires each team to write a variety of scenarios that will take place at least five years in the future. These scenarios are the basis of business investment decisions.
Organizational Behavior (MIS 311)
The undergraduate organizational behavior course provides an overview of human behavior in work organizations. Theoretical, empirical, and applications issues are examined from individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational perspectives. Topics include overview and history of the field, perceptions, attitudes, learning processes, personality, motivation, stress, performance appraisal, group dynamics, leadership, communication, decision-making, job design, organizational structure and design, organizational change and development. Then under that is the word “syllabus with a link to the HRM 233 syllabus. That is new and will be sent with the other materials. It should have a general look as the others but the assignments bit are different intentionally.
Human Rights in a Global Context
Most global issues — terrorism, migration, jobs — require discussions of “human rights,” a concept originating in the West but one that has undergone significant modification as countries adopt human rights and implement them in the 20th and 21st century. Viewing issues of human rights from Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucian, Christian, and secular viewpoints, we will explore issues such as the use of torture by nation states in the Middle East and Latin America, modern day global slavery as reflected in sexual slavery and workers around the world, the complexities of censorship and human rights in the war against terrorist, and social rights versus individual rights in Africa and Asia.