International Business Management

Course Code: BUS200
Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Instructional Language: English Prerequisites: Students should have completed BUS101 or have at least 3 years of working experience in an administrative or management function. Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

As the 21st century advances, greater numbers of companies and business are working across borders. Whether it's supply chain and sourcing materials, exploring new international markets, or working with disperse teams, a solid grasp of international business is increasingly important in today's world. This course covers both the organizational and human dimensions, and helps participants address two fundamental questions: 1) How do we insure our organization is "aligned" and capable of succeeding in international business? 2) How can we heighten our awareness of and better manage cultural difference? Through lecture, readings, case studies, discussion and assignments, the course explores concepts, frameworks and tools related to understanding cultural differences in business, effective international strategy and management, organizational alignment and congruence, and international human resource management. If you or your organization engages or is planning to engage in internationally, this course will set the foundation to enact key principles of success.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand and analyze international business strategies
2. Analyze foreign markets
3. Understand human resources management issues (communication, motivation, leadership, organizational culture) in international business.
4. Explain new approaches to marketing management when conducting business internationally

Who should take this course

Those who work internationally in any capacity, including employees on an international team, those who manage people across borders or multicultural teams, and those planning to enter international markets.

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John Foster

Instructor Biography

John has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at Temple University Japan since 2007, specializing in HRM, Organizational Behavior and Performance Management. He is Assistant Professor at Temple University Japan, Hosei University and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of business administration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. John has had a varied career working in investment finance, information systems, corporate training, journalism, marketing and PR and e-commerce management, launching and managing a business, as a project manager with Microsoft and PR with Toys 'R' Us Japan. John has a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He loves travel and stand-up comedy; he’s published two books and has plans for more.