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Global Strategy

This course will focus on how organizations become international and then exploit their international scope. You will begin with an analysis of alternative modes of entry into foreign markets ranging from exporting to different forms of direct investment. Then you will explore some of the challenges inherent in coordinating strategies between headquarters and operating companies, as well as implementing organizational processes to support successful implementation of those strategies. Finally, you will analyze some of the unique key success factors for international alliances and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. As you develop your own model of how to approach international management problems, you will integrate the ethical and social responsibility considerations inherent in playing on a global field.