Global MBA LatAm

  • This course covers the role of accounting information in controlling domestic and foreign operations, and strategic decision making. Topics include strategic cost analysis, management controls systems, budgeting, and control of foreign operations, including the effects of translation of foreign currencies on performance evaluation.

  • This course covers the process of creating and using accounting information for long- and short-run decision making. Topics include cost allocations and their uses, cost behavior, relevant costs, and decision making.

  • 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.

  • This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of the international business environment and its three major aspects: (1) the institutional framework and policy management of international economic relations, (2) risk assessment and strategic analysis of nation-states, and (3) the operational and organizational concerns of the transnational enterprise.

  • This seminar will develop the concepts, framework, and vision necessary to successfully manage a global enterprise. Key elements will include the globalization of economic and political systems, as well as the globalization of business. Students will be required to apply the distance interaction tools they will be using later in the program. Thunderbird faculty will lead this seminar.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social contexts in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of the 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 center, and transportation systems.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social contexts in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of the 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 center, and transportation systems.

  • This course introduces accrual accounting concepts including revenue recognition, matching, and asset and liability valuation. Topics covered include the recognition and measurement of accounting events, the preparation and analysis of financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows), the use of international financial statements and an introduction to inter-corporate investments.

  • This course covers the application of accounting models to the measurement of assets, liabilities and stockholders' equity. Topics covered include marketable securities, receivable and inventory valuation, fixed and intangible assets, bonds, leases, dividends, stock buybacks, stock splits and foreign currency translation. The emphasis of the course is on the evaluation of corporate financial reporting policy and the usefulness of financial reports for decision making. U.S. and international accounting standards are covered.

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