Post Global MBA On Demand

  • This course focuses on the many aspects of creating and growing a global venture. The concepts of going to market, competitive sustainability and building a company to last are discussed along with the aspects and characteristics of global entrepreneurs and the global entrepreneurship process. The concepts of creativity, innovation and opportunity analysis are discussed in both an individual and corporate setting as are global ethics, citizenship and intrapreneurship (corporate venturing).

  • An integrative capstone seminar led by a team of Thunderbird faculty. It is intended to examine issues related to management strategies, human resource management, services management, and the relationship to economic decision making.

  • The course equips students with a standard set of career management skills that can be used in any future career search process including: using self assessment and market research tools to identify your goal(s), developing an effective resume and cover letter, professional networking and interviewing skills, and job search ethics and etiquette. The course emphasizes a proactive job search process and teaches students how to leverage skills for future career moves.

  • This course focuses on effective management communication for personal and corporate leadership development and illustrates how core concepts of communication strategy inform the various channels of management. Students analyze the components of effective communication with regard to theme, audience, style, clarity, cross-cultural sensitivity, structure and organization in both oral and written forms. Its thematic approach includes leadership, ethics, mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, public language and corporate culture, teaming, and project management.

  • This course will focus on the breakdown and impasse that occurs in global negotiation. Students will participate in a variety of facilitation, creativity and mediation activities through case study and experiential negotiations.

  • This course provides practical insights into those factors, both external and internal, which impact leadership effectiveness. Topics covered include the achievements of leaders, characteristics of leaders, leading across cultures, leading change and relationship between leaders and followers.

  • This capstone course in global strategy focuses on the inherent tensions that global organizations encounter in formulating and implementing strategy such as localization v. standardization, and centralization v. decentralization. The treatment of issues transcends the typical multi-domestic or international template to address concerns of a transnational nature. Within framework, contemporary developments in joint ventures, strategic alliances, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and the management of the globally diversified organization will be addressed.

  • This course will focus on the introduction of negotiating in the global context. Students will participate in a variety of hands on activities, such as scenario-driven discussions, case study and student-to-student negotiation.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social context in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of eight factors that shape or reflect the operational realities of management and business, including: Patterns of historical development cover political, social and economic events and structures. Geographic environment involves human and economic geography, covering population and natural resource distributions, regional financial and trade centers, and transportation systems.

  • The Regional Business Environment courses deal with the political and social context in which business activities take place. This includes consideration of eight factors that shape or reflect the operational realities of management and business, including: Patterns of historical development cover political, social and economic events and structures. Geographic environment involves human and economic geography, covering population and natural resource distributions, regional financial and trade centers, and transportation systems.

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