International Management

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Savitskie
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1050
End: 1205
Field Work: Day 1 - Saturday, 19 September | Italy Download Syllabus

Today’s global business environment requires managers that operate effectively in a diverse business landscape. This course is an introduction to international business management, addressing issues related to globalization including cultural, political, and legal system differences; along with an overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with competing in the global marketplace. Using lecture, video, and cases, we will discuss the concepts that underlie the practice of managing internationally with the emphasis on the application of these ideas in real world settings.

Field Work

Country: Italy
Day: 1 - Saturday, 19 September

During International Management’s field lab in Civitavecchia we will visit a small solar panel manufacturer and nearby tourist-oriented farming operation to learn about the opportunities and challenges these two widely different companies encounter as they attempt to manage their international operations.  Academic objectives:

  1. To critically assess the developments, advantages, and disadvantages of globalization across a wide range of industries
  2. To understand the global business environment and its impact on strategic and operational decisions
  3. Recognize the role of technology plays in international management