This course is an overview of the process of the management of technology and innovation including the strategic, managerial and organizational structure variables that influence its success or failure. Topics include the impact of new technologies on industries, dominant designs and platform leadership, incremental and transformational innovations, lifecycle dynamics, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, critical success factors in managing innovative projects and managing innovation professions in co-located and virtual environments.
MS Global Management
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.
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 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.