MA Global Affairs and Management

  • This course is designed to provide students with the basic principles of marketing management i.e. marketing mix, segmentation, target marketing, and positioning, a toolkit required to conduct quantitative analysis as a marketing manager, the ability to conduct an analysis of consumers, competitors and channels, frameworks to evaluate the similarities and differences between domestic and global marketing and marketing ethics and cross-cultural nuances to enable the student to successfully implement marketing strategies in international markets.

  • This course will focus on the building blocks and the basic theories of Finance. Topics addressed include: Present value (and Net Present Value) concepts; the basics of stock and bond valuation (including the NPVGO model); capital budgeting (various tools of capital budgeting, and derivation of cash flows for capital budgeting); working capital management.

  • This course covers fundamentals of global affairs including (1) major theories of international relations; and (2) key concepts and issues such as the nation-state and national interest, diplomacy and the use of force, international law, international organizations such as the United Nations, and the role of ethics in international affairs. A core theme of the course are the roles of power and principles in international relations. The role of political economy is incorporated in the separate course in Political Economy.

  • This course covers research methodologies and analytical techniques used to analyze global issues. Tools used by international relations practitioners as well as researchers are emphasized. Topics include research design, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, policy analysis, and database resources.

  • This is the first of two courses which cover major theories and concepts in international relations. This first course focuses on levels-of-analysis determinants of foreign policy. Individual/subnational, domestic state/society, and international systems/structural determinants of foreign policy are examined and applied.

  • This is the second of two courses which cover major theories and concepts in international relations. This second course focuses on the roles of power and principles in international relations. The roles of nationalism, state power, and sovereignty are examined and assessed in comparison to the roles of nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations and principles of international justice.

  • This course explores the mix of organizational practices and people that can be the basis of sustainable competitive advantage in the contemporary global business environment. Topics covered include cross-cultural issues in managing people; traditional and emerging models of organizations; organizational culture; leadership; employee skills and motivation; reward systems; and change management.

  • This foundation course in strategy covers a range of Core concepts and analytical techniques relating to competitive advantage in global organizations. It deals with both classical and contemporary issues of importance such as industry analysis, Core competence of organizations, top management teams and corporate governance, product/market scope decisions, and value chain analysis. The emphasis is on the application analytical tools and frameworks to understand complex strategy issues.

  • Fundamentals I is intensive and emphasizes interactive activities that develop oral proficiency. Participants study the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)with emphasis on the development of oral interaction. The use
    of a cassette player may be required. Classes meet four times a week.

  • This course is a continuation of Fundamentals I and II. It aims to help students further develop communicative skills in listening and speaking, with an additional emphasis on reading texts. The emphases of this course are: a) building up more vocabulary and grammatical structures for communications purposes, b) integrating the linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired in Fundamentals I and II with the new knowledge, c) introducing business content and terminology in instructions and activities.