MS Global Finance

  • In recent years, the business world has become increasingly sensitized to the presence of institutional governance and defining the culture of a corporation and its core values. Stated explicitly or not, these issues not only impact the reputation of the venture or corporation, but also its sustainability and financial bottom line.

  • The student undertakes independent reading and/or research on approved topics in the field of Modern Languages. Topics may range from business and financial issues to the social or political aspects of countries or areas whose native language is taught at the School. A formal proposal containing a clear statement of purpose must be submitted for approval during the preceding semester. Readings, discussion and papers are in the target language. Close consultation with the supervising instructor is required.

  • In this workshop, students will develop writing strategies that take into account the audience, purpose and channels of communication. By assessing their own writing skills and writing processes, they will identify and employ strategies to make them more effective and efficient writers, resulting in writing that is clear, concise, logical and compelling, and professional.

  • In this workshop, students will develop public speaking strategies that take into account the audience, purpose and channels of communication. Students will be able to effectively deliver a variety of presentations: informational, impromptu, and persuasive. Students will be able to incorporate a variety of techniques for improving different aspects of their presentation skills: non-verbal communication, connecting with their audience, facilitating Q/A, developing and using visuals effectively (including PowerPoint) etc.

  • In this workshop, students will develop public speaking strategies that take into account the audience, purpose and channels of communication. Students will be able to effectively deliver a variety of presentations: informational, impromptu, and persuasive. Students will be able to incorporate a variety of techniques for improving different aspects of their presentation skills: non-verbal communication, connecting with their audience, facilitating Q/A, developing and using visuals effectively (including PowerPoint) etc.

  • This is an introductory course for beginning language learners. No prior knowledge is required. Students study language fundamentals such as pronunciations, vocabulary and grammar. The emphases are: a) establishing a solid foundation in pronunciations; b) building up vocabulary and sentence patterns in communicative contexts; c) introducing writing systems and preparing students to read characters. In addition, cultural and social information that go along with language use are also included in the teaching.

  • This course is a continuation of Fundamentals I. 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 with the new knowledge, c) introducing business content and terminology in instructions and activities.

  • This course is designed for native speakers of Spanish or for those who can master the language in an intermediate to high level. At the end of the course, students will have acquired conversational & colloquial skills of the language, as well as cultural and economic concepts of the countries where Portuguese is spoken, with emphasis on Brazil, which is one of the most important markets in today's economy.

  • This Internship is structured as an independent study Internship and requires a close working relationship with the Faculty Advisor. The 3.0 credit Internship paper (minimum 15 ? 20 pages) includes a detailed assessment plan and conference with the Faculty Advisor (minimum 3 sessions per trimester). It should be organized as a field studies paper or a consulting paper.

  • The 1.5 credit Internship is typically academic in focus. The 1.5 credit Internship requires the student to coordinate with the Faculty Advisor who facilitates the learning process throughout the Internship. The student must discuss the academic paper (minimum 7-10 pages) periodically with the Faculty Advisor (minimum of 2 sessions during the trimester), regarding the progress of the work.

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