This course is a graduate level course designed to introduce the key concepts and analytical tools within the field of international business. More specifically, this course examines the strategies generally used in the global business environment. It focuses on the rationales behind different firms’ overseas expansion decisions, as well as how their foreign operations differ from the domestic ones. It also examines how multinational corporations can create competitive advantages using effective organization structures. By completing this course, students shall possess the fundamental knowledge for a career in international business or further studies in this area.
The course will be conducted through a combination of lectures and case studies. The lectures explore the various concepts and framework used to understand international business. The case studies examine the complex problems a multinational corporation will face in today’s rapidly changing global environments.