MS Global Finance

  • As business enters the 21st century, a shift in thinking about business? role in society is underway. Society?s demands for social and environmental responsibility are growing dramatically and few managers have the requisite skills to respond effectively. This course is designed to give future business leaders the knowledge and tools needed to develop a CSR strategy that creates value, not only for society and the environment, but also competitive and financial value for the company.

  • The goal of this course is to offer a variety of opportunities for students to learn about social entrepreurship and engage students in learning the contributors to high-performing social enterprises. Students will explore stories of established environmental and social enterprises through books and case studies to uncover common themes and approaches. In addition, students will engage in class discussion for full emersion into the mindset of socially oriented businesses and activities.

  • 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.

  • This course examines select cases of managerial challenges in the Asia/Pacific region. Each case will combine a specific national/territorial setting with a specific management topic: staffing, incorporation, ethics, joint venture management, technology transfer, distribution analysis, and other related topics. Additionally, emerging thematic issues will be explored, such as the new political economy of Northeast Asia (Siberia, Manchuria, Korea), post-industrial globalism in Japan, the Indian investment environment change, and Vietnam?s economic reform.

  • This course focuses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation in transition economies. It will focus on doing business and business opportunities in Hungary and Slovenia exemplifying doing business in transition economies. Students will have seminars from faculty members at the Budapest University of Economics and the University of Ljubljana, executives and managers of business organizations from various industrial sections, government officials of the two countries, and capital providers in each country. Company visits and cultural activities will also occur.

  • This is a practically oriented course that provides participants with a number of tolls necessary for the successful operation of a business. The course begins with a brief introduction to the risk management process and to commercial insurance concepts. After the introduction, nine specific topics will be addressed. Each topic will require participants to read materials and to access the Internet for additional information. Internet resources will be emphasized not only because of their ease of use but also to identify websites that can be used for years to come.

  • This course will focus on microfinance and its potential as a tool for economic development within the political, business and cultural context of Northern India. Students will learn from practitioners across the entire breadth of the industry including financing banks, MFI head-offices, field-offices and loan group meetings.

  • This course focuses on issues that define the scope of the firm and its competitive environment. Organization scope is impacted by a variety of factors such as ownership structure, country context, and firm-specific resource endowments. Consequently, this course will explore these influences within a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing on research and practice from areas such as finance, industrial organization economics, organization behavior and organization theory.

  • 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 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.