This course aims to provide you with an overview of the key themes of the program, providing both a scholarly research perspective and a managerial practice perspective. Three broad questions run through this course: What are the opportunities for businesses reaching beyond their home country? What challenges do they face in in international business environment? And, how can they overcome these challenges? The discussions in this class thus will iterate between analyzing the business environment and analyzing the interactions of businesses with this environment.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Explain key opportunities for firms engaging in international operations;
- Explain and apply key theoretical concepts of international business;
- Identify challenges arising from variations in the business environment across countries; and develop solutions to address such challenges; and,
- Read and interpret key academic articles in the field of international business.