This course will (1) increase your understanding of the nature of organizational change (through conceptual frameworks, readings and discussions), (2) increase your skill in managing change (through a project) and (3) enhance your sensitivity to the contribution and consequences of the human element as related to change. As a pivotal requirement of this course, you will create and manage a change project. This project will be the platform through which you will apply the issues and concepts that we cover in this course.
MS Global Management
This course will take participants to Lima and Arequipa, Peru where they will work with graduates of the SWEP Business Certificate program that are currently expanding their small to medium-sized businesses. In Lima, student will receive orientation training, visit a variety of small businesses and meet with professionals involved in the women entrepreneurship in Peru. They will also interface with Thunderbird Alumni and take part in cultural experience which highlight Peru?s current business environment as it related to small and mediums sized businesses.
This course examines in detail the business, economic, and politics associated with the global energy industry. The course, while not exclusively focused on hydrocarbon energy sources, devotes a large amount of time to this area because of its current energy role. The depth and breadth of material includes history, culture, politics, and involves some of the largest, most profitable, most valued, and most influential multinational firms in the world.
This course focuses on the managerial and technological
issues related to the design and implementation of
business-to-business marketing strategies. The course places
emphasis on the management of long-term relationships with
end-users and distributors within a value creation framework.
The creation and maximization of value are central concepts,
both from an end user as well as from a supplier perspective. The emphasis throughout the course is on the management of the marketing function and the use of marketing techniques
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.
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 seminar will provide participants a richer understanding and appreciation of the Jordanian business environment in the contexts of the Middle Eastern region and the role of developing nations in the international economy. It will also imbue seminar participants, who are future international business managers, with the consciousness of considering Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries for business and investment opportunities.
This course will provide seminar participants a richer understanding and an appreciation of the South African business environment in the contexts of the Southern African sub-region, the African continent, and the international economy.
This course will prove an understanding of the Paraguayan business environment in the contexts of the Latin American region and the role of developing nations in the international economy. It will also provide participants a ?real-life?, ?hands-on? experience of the challenges and complexities of development in an undeveloped setting.
It will expose participants to the challenges that managers, expatriates, firms, consultants, and organizations routinely face in the still-developing Paraguayan market and society.