MGT 523 - Current Issues in the Global Economy
The focus of this course is on how general managers enhance and sustain business performance in international markets. The course uses analytical and conceptual tools that are discussed and developed in MGT 522 (Introduction to the Global Economy). Its fundamental focus, however, is not on tools, but on sharpening skills at developing robust judgments in the face of uncertainty and complexity in today’s increasingly competitive international market places. While the focus of MGT 522 is on identifying the external environment in which the firm operates, this course’s focus is primarily on examining the firm’s internal resources and capabilities given the external environment and formulating successful strategies.