International Management Concentration

Business is borderless. But where does global meet local? Gain hands-on knowledge of economic, political and cultural implications that affect how you will do business.

Have you considered a career in a multinational firm, doing business overseas or at the center of cross-border trade? If so, you need the strategic skill set to solve challenges and take advantage of international opportunities.

Be Career Ready

  • Employ strategic and critical thinking to transform how organizations operate internationally
  • Develop skills to manage global business partnerships
  • Think strategically about managing business using the best resources from around the planet
  • Understand and apply cultural differences and nuances in communication
  • Begin a lifetime of international networking

International management is a secondary concentration
and should be taken together with such functional concentrations as finance, marketing, health care, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.
 

International management is a secondary concentration and should be taken together with such functional concentrations as finance, marketing, health care, information systems, or operations and supply chain management.

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Concentration Requirements

The International Management concentration requires four total courses (12 credits), MGO 680, MGO 633 and two electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.

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Required Courses

MGO 633LEC Global Operations Management

This course deals with design, control, and operation of supply chains for competing effectively in the context of global operations management. Both manufacturing and service (such as health care) industry supply chains are covered. The topics covered include: state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative techniques for optimum configuration of in-bound and outbound logistics, principles of postponement in design, processes and logistics, mass customization, global location factors for offices, plants and distribution centers, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) systems, countering bullwhip effects in supply chains, vendor managed inventory (VMI), strategic alliances and partnering, global purchasing and buyer-supplier relationships, and the complexities of the material, information, and cash flows across international borders. This course supplements MGS 616, which covers e-commerce integration aspects of supply chains.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-requisite: MGO 620


Spring 2018 (01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11658 S1O LEC R 6:30 - 9:10 p.m. Jacobs 106 Tacheva, Zhasmina Yanislavova

MGO 680LEC International Strategic Management

A basic understanding of the global business environment is essential to everyone. Understanding the global economy is necessary for all engaged in business and careers regardless of the size or type of business or career endeavor. The class will discuss the strategy of international business issues involved in today's global world. In general, the major topics of global business will be discussed to give students a working vocabulary and basic level of knowledge and skills involved in today's global business. For example, the course will explore the interrelation of government and business across boarders and the economic dynamics between countries/regions, including a general overview of the international monetary system, international trade and foreign direct investment. The main premise of this course is that significant business knowledge and skills are increasingly defined by a complex system of cross border, global transactions. Firms face challenges in staying competitive in a global environment of producers, suppliers, and customers where countries are increasingly opening their borders to trade and investment.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018


Fall 2018 (08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20246 F1O LEC UNSP Online Kim, Kenneth A

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