Developing Global Markets – BUSI 607

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides an organizational analysis framework within which a firm’s market-based global operations can be analyzed, understood, and undertaken. Particular focus will be placed on international competitive strategy, the assessment of global markets, modes of entry, workforce planning and development, and global operations and supply chain management.

Prerequisite

BUSI 605

Rationale

Global interdependence among nations of the world is a reality. Trade barriers between nations have fallen, and trade blocs are rapidly forming as world leaders realize that there is more to be gained by collaborating with each other than by remaining economically isolated. Multinational corporations are playing a major role in this accelerating regional and global economic integration. A major emphasis of this course will be to research and discuss the nature of international competitive strategy; assessing and analyzing markets, import and export practices, organizational design and control, resource management (human and financial), and global operations and supply chain management.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess global markets and modes of entry into those markets.
  2. Critique human resource management practices across the globe.
  3. Determine strategy-appropriate exporting and importing practices.
  4. Develop plans for marketing internationally.
  5. Evaluate global operations and supply chain management practices.
  6. Evaluate the dimensions of international competitive strategy.
  7. Formulate organizational design and control schemata.
  8. Integrate a biblical worldview within the context of global markets.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

The student will be required to research a “Key Concept” from the text, write a report of at least 500 words on that concept—complete with page references and citations—and post it as a thread to the Discussion Board Forum. The student will be required to post a substantive reply of at least 200 words to 3 other classmates’ threads for weeks 2-6 and 8. No replies are required for weeks 1 and 7.

Business and Missions Paper

The student will write a 6-page paper in current APA format that focuses on the Eldred text’s key points about using business to promote Christianity and Christian values in places where it is difficult to do so because of cultural, legal, or other restrictions.

Marketing Plan Paper: Outline

The student will complete a country specific outline for the Marketing Paper. The outline should be at least 2 pages, include at least 3 headings with appropriate subheadings, and follow current APA format.

Marketing Plan Paper: Final

The student will write a 16-page research-based paper in current APA format, which will focus on an international marketing plan that describes how a new product or service will be introduced into a foreign country. The paper must include at least 8 scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.