MA Global Affairs and Management

  • The goal of this seminar is to challenge future global leaders, whether headed to business, government or the social sector, to reflect critically about their role in creating a more just, inclusive and sustainable world economy. The seminar will encourage participants to question their fundamental assumptions about the human condition, their personal values, and their understanding of leadership.

  • The goal of this seminar is to challenge future global leaders, whether headed to business, government or the social sector, to reflect critically about their role in creating a more just, inclusive and sustainable world economy. The seminar will encourage participants to question their fundamental assumptions about the human condition, their personal values, and their understanding of leadership.

  • The goal of this seminar is to challenge future global leaders, whether headed to business, government or the social sector, to reflect critically about their role in creating a more just, inclusive and sustainable world economy. The seminar will encourage participants to question their fundamental assumptions about the human condition, their personal values, and their understanding of leadership.

  • This course focuses on the business and management issues of the global energy industry?specifically, the non-petroleum sources of energy. Course content will therefore include the business, strategy, and management of non-petrochemical sources such as nuclear, coal, hydro, wind, tidal, geothermal, and other evolving technologies and innovations. This would include energy for both transportation and power, the traditional distinction in energy use.

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

  • This course investigates, from the business manager?s perspective, the determination of exchange rates, the nature of foreign exchange markets and hedging instruments; international financial markets and the transmission of funds between countries; alternative international monetary arrangements and institutions; balance of payments analysis; the respective economic consequence in response to monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy changes. The course also analyzes conditions for successful growth and the causes and risks of economic crisis.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 focuses on marketing planning and implementation. It develops a practical knowledge of the marketing management system and its key components, including marketing planning, control and coordination, integrated marketing communications, product development, pricing and distribution channels. Emphasis is placed on developing skills for entering new markets and sustaining or growing current markets.

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