2013-14 Full-Time MBA Courses: Smith Go Global!
Managing Across Borders
The course “Managing Across Borders” provides foundational knowledge and
tools to recognize, assess, and manage the micro- and macro-organizational
influences shaping national business environments. The class will examine the
challenges of leading and coordinating with individuals from culturally diverse
settings, as well as the broader challenges that cross-national differences in
the social, political, and economic institutions pose for firms and managers.
The macro analysis and component would provide students with the knowledge and
skills necessary to properly interpret and assess the formal (political,
regulatory, and legal structures) and informal institutions (shared values,
beliefs, and norms) governing a country’s business environment.
This course is highly recommended for participants in the BUSI788/798 modules
abroad for the Smith Experience.
Specific learning objectives include the following: