Foundations of International Business

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Dong
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 0800
End: 0915
Field Class: Day DAY 1 - Friday, 06 March | India Download Syllabus

The Foundations of International Business course will provide students with an overall picture, as well as key theoretical principles and practices, of the international business field. It will cover a wide range of topics such as the social/cultural, economic, political and legal aspects of the international business environment, the theories and institutions related to international trade and foreign investment, the world financial environment, the dynamics of international business-government relationships, and the strategies used to enter international markets. It is designed to be a comprehensive course embodying lectures, a lot of class discussion, field assignments, and case studies.

Field Class

Country: India
Day: DAY 1 - Friday, 06 March

The Tata Group is made up of over 100 companies involved in seven businesses in more than 80 countries. As India’s largest industrial conglomerates and most respected brands for over 140 years, the Tata companies’ sales exceed $100 billion per year and employ over 450,000 people. Tata Consultancy Services was established in 1968 as a part of the Tata group. TCS is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty that no other firm can match. We will visit TCS and have two presentations by the executives on Tata Group and TCS respectively. We will also visit the company facilities and take a look at the digital products which shape our lives and the business. After the visit to TCS, we will go to a local market to observe and experience how the business is transacted locally. Academic Objectives: 1.     To study the organization and operation of Tata Group and their values and purpose. 2.     To observe and experience the digital revolution and its impact on business. 3.     To analyze the international competitive environment for Tata Consultancy Service and Tata Group. 4.     To observe and experience the local market, and analyze the Indian business environment.