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2011 KGMI Global Strategy Coursework

KGMI Global Strategy Coursework

Vital. Engaging. Unique.

This new one-week offering will set you apart in the marketplace.

The planned coursework for the Global Strategy program will provide students with both conceptual overviews and practical application for their future. Students who successfully earn a KGMI certificate will be exposed to a range of challenges and opportunities that face every department within an organization. This includes strategy and growth planning, technology, finance, ethics, legal, risk management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, supply chain management, marketing, and human resources.

Kogod's tenured faculty and executives-in-residence are the exclusive instructors for KGMI. Leveraging their professional networks, faculty also invite numerous industry experts to personally lend their insight to the intensive week-long session.

Developing Business Strategies for Market Success

Bob Sicina, Executive-in-Residence in International Business, and Frank DuBois, Associate Professor, Director of KGMI, International Business Department Chair

Students will examine the key questions and considerations to examine for successful market entry and management of global initiatives. Various strategies will be discussed based on target market sophistication/maturity (e.g. OECD vs. emerging or frontier markets).

Developing a "Sustainable" Global Supply Chain Strategy

Ayman Omar, Assistant Professor of International Business

Students will appreciate the ways in which the global supply chain acts to reinforce a competitive advantage, including how problems of distance and high energy costs can be managed to avoid losing markets. This module will also particularly focus on development of “green” supply chain strategies in the face of varying cultural and regulatory environments.

The Regulatory Framework: The Role of Government in the Trade and Investment Environment

Meredith Persily Lamel, Executive-in-Residence in International Business

Successfully navigating regulatory environments from region to region and country to country can make or break even the most carefully constructed global market entry strategy. This module will help students develop approaches for understanding relevant regulatory bodies, trade agreements, etc. and how to create successful strategies to fit divergent regulatory environments.

Managing Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Protection

Tomasz Mroczkowski, Professor of International Business

Students will examine the forms of technology transfer across borders, protecting the transfer of intellectual property, technology transfer strategies and the role of the multinational enterprise.

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context

Heather Elms, Associate Professor of International Business

Students will be exposed to the nuances of corporate governance in a global context. What are the sources of legitimacy for the organization and what are the obligations of the organization to the citizens of its country of origin? What are best practices among the most progressive firms in this area?

Understanding Import/Export Finance and Government Promotion Programs

Ghiyath Nakshbendi, Executive-in-Residence in International Business

Through this module, students will gain an understanding of the practices and procedures of export and import processes. Topics examined include international logistics, the role of the international trade intermediaries, and the development of export marketing programs in support of an overall global strategy.

Sustainability as a Strategic Advantage

Dan Jacobs, Executive-in-Residence in Management

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a significant issue for business, especially in the global arena. Through this module, students will understand the complex relationship between business, societies, governments, and the natural environment, with a focus on strategic considerations for global business organizations.

Managing Global Projects

Gwanhoo Lee, Associate Professor of Information Technology

Students will move beyond strategy development to examine key aspects of implementing specific initiatives in a global context. Topics examined include project definition, building a cross-border project team, planning, analytical tools and risk analysis, project politics and communication, and managing ongoing projects across multiple countries and time zones.