Graduate Level Courses
Smith's graduate-level electives enable you to build a personalized portfolio of management knowledge and skills. In addition to acquiring expertise in one or more functional areas of business, you'll further develop your ability to analyze, synthesize, and communicate. Elective course content is both timeless — exploring theories that are the foundation for modern business practice — and timely, incorporating the "best practices" emerging from today's technology-powered global markets.
Electives in International Business
International business electives provide a broad look at issues global organizations face across the enterprise. Taught by faculty with extensive practical expertise, global research and consulting experiences, students will explore international marketing, finance, management, and organizational behavior strategies. Optional study abroad activities, including week-long study trips and semester exchange programs, provide an additional global business perspective.
BULM721 – Global Supply Chain Management – 2 credits
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain environment. It will provide the student with a survey of the fast-moving Supply Chain Management discipline and practice, including the evolution of supply chain strategies, business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic assessments and formulating process improvement plans.
BUAC770 – International Taxation – 2 credits
An introduction to the theory and practice of international taxation. The objective of the course is to provide students with the basic tools to approach international tax topics from a US perspective. The course addresses the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation, but also offers insight into tax planning considerations. Both the U.S. activities of foreign taxpayers, as well as the foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers are explored.
BUFN770 / BUSI746 – International Investment – 2 credits
Addresses international stock markets, portfolio theory, international interest rates, exchange rates and exchange rate derivatives (options, forwards, and futures), exchange rate swaps and exchange rate exposure (operating, translation, and transaction), foreign investment strategy.
BUFN771 – International Corporate and Project Finance – 2 credits
Continuation of BUFN 770. Issues addressed will include capital budgeting, project financing, exchange rate exposure (operating, translation, and transaction), foreign investment strategy, and risk management.
BUMK753 – Global Marketing – 2 credits
The environmental, organizational, and financial aspects of global marketing are covered. It also describes the special marketing research, pricing, channels of distribution, product policy, and communication issues which face U.S. firms doing business in global markets.
BUMO754 / BUSI713 – Global Strategy – 2 credits
Focuses on the "strategic" and "organizational" questions that a company must address as it globalizes its footprint. Among the questions that will be addressed are: What are the potential benefits, costs, and risks associated with going abroad? What differentiates a "global" from a "multi-domestic" industry? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context?
Electives in Supply Chain Management
BUSI 672 - Global Supply Chain Management – 2 credits
Offers a practical blueprint for understanding, building, implementing, and sustaining supply chains in today's rapidly changing global supply chain environment. Provides a survey of the evolution of supply chain strategies, business models and technologies; current best practices in demand and supply management; and methodologies for conducting supply chain-wide diagnostic assessments and formulating process improvement plans.
BULM 733 - Global Trade Logistics – 2 credits
Acquaints students with managerial issues in international logistics and transportation, and provides students with an understanding of issues related to import/export management and the global marketplace.
BULM 742 – Global Supply Chain Resources Planning – 2 credits
Provides students with an overall understanding of how firms use an advanced supply chain planning (ASCP) application as an integral part of their materials management process which includes such activities as production planning, materials requirements planning, and distribution requirements planning. Students are given a lab-based, hands-on experience with the Oracle ASCP package. This functionality offers firms a holistic approach to planning that allows a company to optimize its operations with respect to specific, stated objectives. Students are also introduced to the analytical models underlying the ASCP system. To further broaden their experience, students are also exposed to the SAP system.
BULM 744 – Global Supply Chain Risk Management – 2 credits
Explores enterprise resilience from multiple perspectives: from the supply chain manager’s concerns about how to help the enterprise adapt to day-to-day uncertainties in operations, in demand & supply; to the network planner’s concern about how to ensure business continuity after low probability high impact events such as a terrorist attack or earthquake.