Module 1 (March 16 - April 13):
Understanding Emerging Markets

An Overview of Economic Development: New Understandings and Old Problems

  • China: Emergence and Current Challenges
  • India and Other Emerging Asian Countries
  • Democracy, Pluralism and Capitalism in Latin America
  • The Promise of Africa

Module 2 (April 20 - May 11):
Competing as a Multinational Firm

  • Major Issues in International Finance
  • Macroeconomics and International Business
  • Global Marketing
  • Multinational Strategy (Entry and Exit, Global M & A, Technology Transfer, Joint Ventures)

The program fee is $1,250 per module, which includes tuition, course materials and parking. A discounted tuition of $1,100 per module is offered to students taking both modules as well as to nonprofit organizations, companies sending three or more employees, and those who register and pre-pay by February 3, 2017.

    Which Countries and Regions?

    Emerging Markets and Markets in Transition:
    •    China, India, and other countries in Asia
    •    Eastern Europe, Turkey, Israel
    •    Central and South America, including Mexico
    •    Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa
    •    Petro-states: Middle East, Russia

    What topics?
    •    Economic trends
    •    Governmental and political systems
    •    Fiscal, monetary, and trade policies
    •    Major domestic sectors and industries – scale and growth
    •    Demographics, major ethnic groups, languages, religions, geography
    •    Major historical events (wars, catastrophes, outsized personalities)

    Major Global Sectors:

    Which Sectors?
    •    Energy
    •    Technology and telecommunications
    •    Manufacturing
    •    Agriculture
    •    Financial and other services

    What topics?
    •    Dominant firms and countries
    •    Economic and strategic trends
    •    Single and multi-business firms
    •    Modes of global expansion – JVs, greenfield
    •    Local vs. global competition/capabilities
    •    Trends in global administrative and functional structure
    •    Networks, centralization, transfers

    Multinational Firm Strategy

    •    Single and multi-business firms
    •    Modes of global expansion – JVs, greenfield
    •    Local vs. global competition/capabilities
    •    Trends in global administrative and functional structure
          o    Networks, centralization, transfers

    Other Important Topics

    •    International finance
    •    International marketing
    •    International law and compliance standards