MGT 522 -  Introduction to the Global Economy


This course is designed to provide a framework for understanding and managing the impact of changing international economic environments and international competition. In particular, this course has the following objectives:

  1. To develop a conceptual framework for business managers that will improve their ability to compete internationally.
  2. To examine the sources of international competitive advantage available to firms - competitive advantages from their country bases, their specific capabilities, and their governments' policies.
  3. To provide an understanding of the impacts of changing international economic environments on competitive strategy - emerging trade blocs (the European Union and NAFTA), fluctuations of foreign exchange rates, and the emergence of new markets.


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