Business and Entrepreneurship,
Sports and Entertainment Management
NOTE: Students from the NSLC (Fordham site) programs of Business and Entrepreneurship and Sports and Entertainment Management will be in the same AU Credit class, which will focus on the impact of globalization on the common business issues they all face.
International Business and the Global Economy (1 or 2 credits)
Course Description: The arena in which international business is conducted, the global economy, is comprised of many different actors and subject to many influences outside of day-to-day business. This course seeks to introduce students to the historical circumstances and theoretical debates that spurred the contemporary nature of the global economy and pertinent actors. In addition, the course explores, through relevant case studies and contemporary controversies, the challenges of integration by examining financial markets, supply chains, consumption patterns, attempts at regional integration, cultural and social resistance to globalization as well as the current reality of historical differences across countries participating in the global economy. The objective of providing this conceptual, theoretical, historical background is to make future business students aware of the complexity in which international business is run today and to demonstrate how webs of global manufacturing, marketing, and consumption underpin today's urgent economic and political questions.
Professor at Northwestern University: Namalie Jayasinghe is currently completing her doctoral degree at the School of International Service at American University, studying the gendered impact of natural disasters in South Asia. Namalie received her BA in economics from New York University and later obtained an MS in environment and development at the London School of Economics. She has been active in the field of sustainable development, as a volunteer at a rural microfinance group in Uganda and as a researcher for Global Witness, a human rights group. She has a strong interest in global environmental issues and has worked with the UNDP in Sri Lanka on community-led solutions to environmental concerns, in areas such as biodiversity, climate change and land degradation. Namalie has taught classes relating to gender and international development, as well as global politics. She most recently comes from working at a national social justice foundation in New York, focusing on economic development, gender inequality and post-disaster rehabilitation, particularly in the Gulf Coast, and across the United States.
Professor for sessions at Fordham University: Emma Fawcett is presently pursuing a doctoral degree in international relations from the School of International Service at American University. Her research interests include the social and economic development of Central America and the Caribbean, particularly the role of tourism in Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. Emma earned a BA from Rutgers University in political science and Spanish, and an MS from The New School University in nonprofit management. Previously, she assisted with a World Bank-funded value chain analysis of the Haitian apparel industry. Her graduate thesis focused on economic development strategies for fisher folk in the commune of Marigot in Haiti’s Southeast department. She has also researched the impact of teacher union mobilizations on education reform in Oaxaca, Mexico. Emma has served as a teaching assistant for classes relating to management and public policy.