International Management

International Management Syllabus

1st Semester, 2018-2019

Instructor Information

Instructor

Email

Office Location & Hours

Dr.Basil Khoury

[email protected]

Laic Institute, 2.30 PM-5.30PM, Thursday

General Information

Description

This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with corporate governance and business strategy in the global environment and aims to review and analyze advanced approaches to international management of undergraduate business students. Students will get an overview of the process and impact of globalization in contemporary business, along with an introduction to the theories, concepts and skills relevant to effective management in a contemporary global environment. Students will be provided with methods that will enable them to integrate the knowledge gained from the core courses of other business and apply their accumulated knowledge of business case studies. Students will participate in research and resolution of analytical problems related to management in the international environment.

Expectations and Goals

1.           Understand and assess the drivers and consequences of globalization, its impact on specific regions, and the emerging concerns about its influences on countries around the world

2.           Compare and contrast different political, legal, and economic systems and technological forces and their impact on international management

3.           Understand and appreciate the need for ethics and social responsibility in international management, and the growing pressures on firms to act in an ethically and socially responsible manner in their global business operations

4.           Describe and apply the concept of “national culture” and, using the typologies of Hofstede and Trompenaars, explain how the culture of one group of people can be distinguished from that of another, and the implications of these differences for international management

5.           Explain and understand the challenges of managing across cultures.

 

Language(s) of Instruction:       Arabic & English                Textbook(s) Language(s): English

Course Materials

-         Luthans, F. and J.P. Doh, International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior, 7th Edition, 2009

-         Slides

 

Course Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Reading

Exercises

1

22/9- 27/9

Presentation of the course and the rapid change in international business

 

 

2         

29/9- 4/10

International Institutions from an International Perspective

 

 

3

6/10-11/10

Multinational corporation

 

 

4

13/10-18/10

Case Study

 

 

5

20/10-25/10

The Economical, Legal, Technological, and
Cultural Environment

 

 

6

27/10-1/11

International Competitive Strategies

 

 

7

3/11-8/11

Social Responsibility and the Meanings and Dimensions of Culture

 

 

8

10/11-15/11

Case Study

 

 

9

17/11-22/11

Cultural Dimensions

 

 

10

24/11-29/11

Dimensions of Culture
Managing Across Cultures

 

 

11

1/12-6/12

Organizational Cultures

 

 

12

8/12-13/12

Cross -Cultural Communication

 

 

13

15/12-20/12

Case Study

 

 

14

22/12-27/12

Case Study

 

 

15

29/12-3/1

Review

 

 

Testing Schedule

test

Date

Subject

Reading

Type

language

% of final grade

Quizz 1

27/10

 

 

MCQ/written

Arabic

10

Quizz 2

8/12

 

 

MCQ/written

Arabic

10

Activity

29/12

 

 

 

 

10

Final Exam

5/1/2019

 

 

MCQ/written

Arabic

70

 

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