Global MBA On Demand

  • This course focuses on the many aspects of creating and growing a global venture. The concepts of going to market, competitive sustainability and building a company to last are discussed along with the aspects and characteristics of global entrepreneurs and the global entrepreneurship process. The concepts of creativity, innovation and opportunity analysis are discussed in both an individual and corporate setting as are global ethics, citizenship and intrapreneurship (corporate venturing).

  • An integrative capstone seminar led by a team of Thunderbird faculty. It is intended to examine issues related to management strategies, human resource management, services management, and the relationship to economic decision making.

  • The course equips students with a standard set of career management skills that can be used in any future career search process including: using self assessment and market research tools to identify your goal(s), developing an effective resume and cover letter, professional networking and interviewing skills, and job search ethics and etiquette. The course emphasizes a proactive job search process and teaches students how to leverage skills for future career moves.

  • This course focuses on effective management communication for personal and corporate leadership development and illustrates how core concepts of communication strategy inform the various channels of management. Students analyze the components of effective communication with regard to theme, audience, style, clarity, cross-cultural sensitivity, structure and organization in both oral and written forms. Its thematic approach includes leadership, ethics, mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, public language and corporate culture, teaming, and project management.

  • Foundations for Global Business Leadership serves as an introduction to the Global MBA On-Demand program. As such, we will examine the changing international business environment. Our goal is to begin the program?s process of understanding the dynamics of the global political economy, examining its effects at the firm level, and identifying skills managers need to function effectively in this environment.

  • This course will focus on the breakdown and impasse that occurs in global negotiation. Students will participate in a variety of facilitation, creativity and mediation activities through case study and experiential negotiations.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social context in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of eight factors that shape or reflect the operational realities of management and business, including: Patterns of historical development cover political, social and economic events and structures. Geographic environment involves human and economic geography, covering population and natural resource distributions, regional financial and trade centers, and transportation systems.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social context in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of eight factors that shape or reflect the operational realities of management and business, including: Patterns of historical development cover political, social and economic events and structures. Geographic environment involves human and economic geography, covering population and natural resource distributions, regional financial and trade centers, and transportation systems.

  • This dynamic and interactive course provides managers with an effective framework for achieving their goals in competitive global business settings. The course will assist students to prepare for and execute time-tested strategies for achieving communication competence with persons from different cultures. It will not only examine theories of culture and communication, but will also place students in an experiential situation to gain valuable skills for overcoming obstacles in global management environments.

  • This course will focus on the introduction of negotiating in the global context. Students will participate in a variety of hands on activities, such as scenario-driven discussions, case study and student-to-student negotiation.

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