MBA Dual Degree Indiana University

  • In a global economies, entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth and prosperity. As emerging global leaders it is critical to explore underlying principles and concepts about entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial process and how social responsibility and ethical values are woven into the fabric of entrepreneurial opportunity. This course provides an exploration into these basic concepts including how corporate and social organizations can act entrepreneurially.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The objective of this course is to help students enhance their skills to become more effective managers. The course focuses on human behavior in organizations when people work independently and in teams.

  • This course provides practical insights into those factors, both external and internal, which impact leadership effectiveness. Topics covered include the achievements of leaders, characteristics of leaders, leading across cultures, leading change and relationship between leaders and followers.

  • This capstone course in global strategy focuses on the inherent tensions that global organizations encounter in formulating and implementing strategy such as localization v. standardization, and centralization v. decentralization. The treatment of issues transcends the typical multi-domestic or international template to address concerns of a transnational nature. Within framework, contemporary developments in joint ventures, strategic alliances, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and the management of the globally diversified organization will be addressed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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