MS Global Management

  • The course objective is to provide an increased understanding of merger, acquisition, and restructuring activity. The course begins with a discussion of the basics of M&A analysis and a review of valuation techniques. We then discuss the theory of acquisitions as value-creating (or value-destroying) events and the use of corporate restructuring to increase the value of the firm to shareholders. Legal issues related to M&A?s, takeover strategies, and takeover defense tactics will then be discussed and illustrated through case analyses.

  • This course instructs the participant in the design, application and use of structured products. Structured finance remains the fastest growing financial market instrument ever with an estimated $10 trillion outstanding. The course will analyze all forms of structured instruments in use today and examine their purpose, function, cost, and risks relative to alternative financial instruments. The course will also explore the recent crisis in the CMO market and what went wrong.

  • This course combines an introduction to cosmopolitan democratic theory and a primer on the mechanics of the Internet with case studies of how this technology has empowered or weakened citizens in democratic and authoritarian settings. The discussion will cover the 1990s, when the global information infrastructure was fundamentally overhauled, presenting numerous questions and conflicts about citizen?s rights. This course will study Google in China and Yahoo!

  • 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.

  • Fundamentals I is intensive and emphasizes interactive activities that develop oral proficiency. Participants study the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)with emphasis on the development of oral interaction. The use
    of a cassette player may be required. Classes meet four times a week.

  • In Fundamentals II major emphasis continues to be on the development of speaking and listening proficiency, but increased attention is also given to reading and writing. Authentic materials in the target language reflect situations
    relevant to the international manager, except for non-Latin
    based languages or Asian languages.

  • This course emphasizes the use of the target language in context, especially the lexicon of business. Readings from newspapers, journals, and books (although to a restricted degree in non-Latin alphabet languages) familiarize future international managers with issues in the areas of the world where the target language is spoken. Activities include small group discussions, oral and written projects, and grammar review.

  • 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.

  • Fundamentals I is intensive and emphasizes interactive activities that develop oral proficiency. Participants study the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)with emphasis on the development of oral interaction. The use
    of a cassette player may be required. Classes meet four times a week.

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