Global Management

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Girard
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 0925
End: 1040
Field Work: Day 1 OR 2 | Hawaii, United States Download Syllabus

This Global Management course focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with management in the global environment. The course is intended to be a challenging management course for the undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds. Students will gain a general overview of the process and effect of globalization in contemporary business, along with an introduction to theories, concepts and skills relevant to managing effectively in today’s global environment. Students will engage in global comparative research and analytical problem solving related to countries visited on the voyage.

Field Work

Country: Hawaii, United States
Day: 1 OR 2

This field laboratory provides us an opportunity to explore, first hand, the rich, distinct, and fascinating culture of Hawaii.  We will use this exploration as a foundation from which we will study the importance of culture in global management environment.  The lessons learned from the evolution, adaptation, and near extinction of the Hawaiian culture will serve future global leaders very well.  Our exploration will include an engaging dialogue with elders, active participation in various rituals, and an in-depth examination of artifacts.  Be prepared to for an action-packed day of Hawaiian games, food, celebrations, and history. Academic Objectives: 1. Develop a definition of indigenous culture through observation, participation and discussion 2. Describe the indigenous culture values that could apply to the global management environment 3. Identify the major dimensions of indigenous culture relevant to the modern work setting 4. Identify the cultural or generational lessons learned from discussions with elders that could apply to organizational life 5. Develop approaches to communicating in a cross-cultural environment