Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Business, International Business
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
COURSE DESCRIPTION/ OBJECTIVES
This course examines the challenges facing managers that are competing in a global economy. In particular, we will devote our attention to strategic management in a globally competitive environment and the role of culture in motivation, leadership, communication, negotiation, decision making, HRM practices, and the management of a multicultural workforce abroad or at home. We will cover the process of management based on both the macro (organizational) level of environment and strategy and the micro (interpersonal) level of culture and human resources.
Some of the critical topics to be explored include:
•The international environment
•Managing international strategic planning and implementation
•Managing people and processes across borders and cultures
•Ethical dilemmas in international management
EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES
The learning outcomes that students are expected to achieve in this course include:
•Develop a clear understanding of the conceptual frameworks and definitions of specific terms that are integral to the international management literature.
•Attain a clear understanding of the various factors that help determine the appropriateness of different management strategies for different types of international ventures.
•Examine ethical issues that are pertinent to international business management practices and to the personal value system of the student.
•Explore and evaluate different career opportunities, specific regional locations, and
organizations where the students may seek to pursue an international business
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.