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Concentration in International Business (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Please consult the Bachelor of Commerce website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/bcom/academics/courseinfo

The objective of the International Business Concentration is to help the student develop conceptual and analytical skills needed to formulate feasible and effective management policies in an international setting. With economic and business activity becoming increasingly internationalized, the program provides useful preparation for careers in a variety of internationally-oriented organizations, including local business firms involved in international trade, licensing, or financial arrangements; headquarters or subsidiaries of multinational companies; banks and other international financial institutions; and various governmental organizations.

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • BUSA 356 Management in Global Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Contemporary issues in international management illustrating unique challenges faced in IB, including legal and political foundations of international management, cross-cultural awareness, global mindset, global leadership, building effective international workforce and operations.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Myung-Soo Jo, Frederick Stapenhurst (Fall) Frederick Stapenhurst (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • BUSA 391 International Business Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Introduction to the legal aspects of foreign trade and investment transactions. Forms and documentation of types of foreign trade contracts. Conflict avoidance, arbitration, and litigation arising from international transactions. Government regulation of foreign trade. Legal aspects of the international transfer of investments and technology. Conventions and institutions of international economic cooperation (e.g. GATT, ICC, IMF, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 394 Managing in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Environmental aspects, Eastern value systems and distinct patterns of management in the Asia-Pacific region. Patterns of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and other management philosophies, practices and styles. Interaction between these theories and practices and those of the West and Canada will be contrasted.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: William C Polushin, Andre Du Sault (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 395 Managing in Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current social, economic and trade developments in the rapidly-evolving European arena. Focus on both the expanding EU and integrating with emerging market economies and Central and Eastern Europe. Emphasis on managing in the expanded opportunities and challenges facing international and Canadian managers.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alain Dudoit (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 401 Independent Studies in International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Independent study in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Note 1: Projects to be arranged individually with instructors. A detailed student proposal must be submitted to the instructor and the BCom Office during the first week of term.
    • Restriction(s): U3 students only. CGPA of at least 3.00 required.
  • BUSA 433 Topics in International Business 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current topics in the area of international business. Topics will be selected from important current issues in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Hodjat Khadjavi (Fall) Frederick Stapenhurst (Winter) Hodjat Khadjavi (Summer)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 481 Managing in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Analysis of corporate strategies in the context of Canada-United States-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. Emphasis on public policy's impact on corporate decision-making and implications for management. Examines bilateral experience of major industrial sectors compared with global corporate strategies. Theoretical and empirical literature combined with industrial histories, policy and management case studies.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: William C Polushin (Summer)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 493 Global Economic Competitiveness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : How nations achieve and maintain competitiveness in the rapidly globalizing world economy. Studies the stages of evolution of world competitiveness in 46 nations, incorporating the latest practical business theories and case studies on the dynamics of effective globalization ventures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382.
  • FINE 480 Global Investments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Major principles of international investments and global asset allocation, focusing on recent developments in modeling and predicting global asset returns. Main approaches to stock selection, style investing, and special issues such as indirect diversification and country and industry effects in equity pricing. Use of Datastream and other financial data sources.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sergei Sarkissian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 441, FINE 482
  • FINE 482 International Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The international financial environment as it affects the multinational manager. Balance of payments concepts, adjustment process of the external imbalances and the international monetary system. In depth study of the institutional and theoretical aspects of foreign exchange markets; international capital markets, including Eurobonds and eurocredit markets.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Anas Aboulamer, Larbi Hammami (Fall) Raad Jassim, Larbi Hammami (Winter) Sean Sutherland (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • FINE 492 International Finance 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Focus on the operational problems of financial management in the multinational enterprise: Financing of international trade, international capital budgeting, multinational cost of capital, working capital management; International banking and recent developments in international capital markets.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Zeeshanali Fazal (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 482
  • INDR 459 International Employment Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Examines employment relations systems of other nations including those of the European Union and the Pacific rim, including the existing industrial relations institutional structure, the historical and recent developments in these systems, the role of multi-national corporations, as well as the current economic and political context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • MGPO 383 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational business involvement (exporting, licensing, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, consortia); technology transfer, location and ownership strategies: competitive multinational relationships. Emphasis on pragmatic analysis, using case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 435 International Business History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course covers the evolution of modern business institutions from their roots in the early middle ages to the modern era. Covering economic issues in the context of arts and culture, it offers a "distant mirror on globalization."

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students
  • MGPO 469 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores economic and social consequences of globalization, focusing on the most pertinent issues at the time. Topics include the existing global imbalances; the opportunities and risks presented by large cross border capital flows; and the role of institutions, and organizational and policy responses in crisis hit countries.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Abhirup Chakrabarti (Winter)

    • Recommended: MGCR 423
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Strategic management challenges in developing and emerging economies. Focus on strategies that foster both firm competitiveness and economic development, including: technological capabilities, new forms of organization, small and large firms, global production, social impact, global standards and governance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MRKT 451 Marketing Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Theoretical techniques and procedures common in marketing research. Topics include: research design, sampling, questionnaire design, coding, tabulating, data analysis (including statistical techniques). Specialized topics may encompass advertising, motivation and product research; forecasting and location theory.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Myung-Soo Jo (Fall) Min Ha Hwang (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 352 and MGCR 271
  • MRKT 483 International Marketing Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Marketing management considerations of a company seeking to extend beyond its domestic market. Required changes in product, pricing, channel, and communications policies. Attention to international trade and export marketing in the Canadian context.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382 and MGCR 352
    • Formerly MGMT 483
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Matissa Hollister (Winter) Sung Soo Kim, Alfred M Jaeger (Summer)

Desautels Faculty of Management—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)