Discover the key trends and developments in international business. Investigate the impact of environmental forces (the economic, political/legal, and sociocultural environment) on the functioning of international firms. Explore the international dimensions of selected entrepreneurial functions, including finance, marketing, accounting, organization design, and management. May apply as your MBA international elective.
- Instructor: Manuel Serapio
- Sample Syllabus
- 3.0 Credit Hour Course (16 Weeks)
- Offered Fall Semester
This course addresses the environment and operations of international business from an entrepreneurship perspective. It focuses on international deal-making and how to start and sustain international entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures. Specifically, the course will address the following:
- How do you scan the environment for international business opportunities and deals?
- How do you identify and select from alternative international business deals (product/service selection, country/market options)?
- How do you take an “international business idea” from a “concept” to an actual business?
- How do you structure an international business deal? What key business, legal, financial, and cultural considerations impact an international business deal? How do these considerations drive the structuring of deals?
- How can you best structure your mode of entry (e.g., export/import, international franchising, international alliances, offshoring) in international markets?
This course will draw heavily from the experiences of international entrepreneurs, dealmakers, and country experts.