Global managers must be concerned with the risks to their businesses posed by political, social, and financial forces at work internationally and in specific regions and countries. This course is centered around state-of-the-art assessment models used by businesses and foreign investors. Issues include methods of measuring and forecasting risk; and methods of mitigating risk such as political risk insurance.
MBA Dual Degree
This course examines the role that business intelligence; the systematic collection, synthesis, and analysis of information on the external operating environment should play in strengthening corporate strategies and decision-making. Through lectures and client-sponsored competitive assessment projects, the course has two goals: to help students understand this management tool and to train them to be able to utilize it for competitive advantage. This course also addresses the related issues of corporate/industrial espionage and information security.
The course will provide an assessment of current trends and foci in U.S. foreign economic policy, with a special focus on the recent global economic downturn and the impact of war on U.S. foreign policy. Washington policy makers, international business executives, think tank scholars, media representatives, and academicians will provide a series of presentations on important elements of international business processes and environments and how they interrelate with U.S. foreign policy.
Economic development and social change can
offer tremendous business opportunities for global managers.
At the same time, the development process can lead to social,
cultural, economic, and political conflicts. This course
explores the roots of such conflicts, and methods of conflict
management such as negotiations and multicultural communications.
This highly quantitative course includes analyzing
risk and return for bonds, mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked
securities and fixed income derivatives - e.g. futures,
options, and swaps. Yield curve analysis emphasizing the relationships
among forward, spot and par curves, and their usage
in fixed income portfolio management, will be emphasized. The course largely takes the view of a fixed income portfolio
manager. However, participants also will have an enhanced understanding how fixed income fits into a corporation's capital
This course focuses on project planning, monitoring
and control for the management of complex projects in a global context. Use of project management software will be integrated throughout the course. Discussions will include cases and experiences from past projects.
This course focuses on the economic growth and market opportunities in high-performance economies such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and other economies in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Sources of rapid growth are analyzed including market liberalization, investment incentives, export promotion, infrastructural investments, and technology development. Rose of business, government, and global markets are examined.
This course explores the risk exposures of international
organizations. Generally dealing with accidental loss situations,
the course uses case studies developed by the instructor
(World Trade Center, Volcanic Eruption Disasters, Dupont
Hotel, and others) to enhance the learning process. Topics
include: emergency and disaster planning; environmental risk auditing; political risk management; cyber risk exposures; loss control and financing; risks associated with mergers and
acquisitions; ocean transportation risks; expatriate risks; and
This course will take participants to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Hong Kong, where the program will explore how to do business in one of the world?s most dynamic economies. Program content will focus on applied knowledge that will help prepare students to lead and manage effectively in the complex Chinese market. Learning will be primarily through site visits, a group exercise, and integrative lecture/discussions.
The effective management of channel relationships
is essential to the marketing manager's ability to create value for customers though the efficient delivery of goods and services. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage channel relationships effectively. Specifically, the course facilitates an understanding of: (1) alternative channel structures; (2) roles played by channel members in strategy and logistics; (3) effective methods for
negotiating with channel members, and (4)technologies that enable the channel system.