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.
Post Master in Global Management
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course examines the role that business intelligence; the systematic collection, synthesis, and analysis of information on the external operating environment should play in strengthening corporate strategies and decision-making. Through lectures and client-sponsored competitive assessment projects, the course has two goals: to help students understand this management tool and to train them to be able to utilize it for competitive advantage. This course also addresses the related issues of corporate/industrial espionage and information security.
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 highly quantitative course includes analyzing
risk and return for bonds, mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked
securities and fixed income derivatives - e.g. futures,
options, and swaps. Yield curve analysis emphasizing the relationships
among forward, spot and par curves, and their usage
in fixed income portfolio management, will be emphasized. The course largely takes the view of a fixed income portfolio
manager. However, participants also will have an enhanced understanding how fixed income fits into a corporation's capital