This course provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of global business in the 21st century. Whether the participant is looking for general information, is seriously considering getting involved or is already participating in global trade, this course provides important information on the key elements of the global business environment.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Forward Thinking, Advising
This course describes the essential basics of global supply chain management. It explains the importance of supply chain management in the success of all international trade ventures, including the exporting and importing of raw materials and finished products. Standard trade documentation and Incoterms are also covered. Additional topics include the principles for managing production, inventory, delivery and returns as well as methods to reduce supply chain risk and enhance performance.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Managing, Coordinating, Organizing
This course provides an introduction to an important but poorly understood element of international commerce: trade finance. Payment, risk mitigation and financing, as well as access to timely information—about both the financial flow and the flow of goods and services—are all areas of concern for both importers and exporters. In addition to understanding the financial elements of international trade, providing or gaining access to competitive trade finance is a critical element in enabling and facilitating the successful conclusion of international trade transactions.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Critical Analysis, Financing
This course familiarizes students with a range of international marketing strategies and describes the research and planning process that companies use to assess and implement these strategies. Students will become familiar with the techniques of effective ways to getting a product or service into the target market.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Strategizing, Planning, Negotiating
This course introduces an essential component of international trade: effectively marketing products and services in the global market. Students will become familiar with advances in technology, such as the Internet and telecommunications that now allow small- to medium-sized businesses to successfully pursue international marketing.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Promotion, Planning, Decision Making
This course introduces an essential component of conducting international trade: researching international markets. International trade research enables companies to identify and gather the information they need to make effective decisions about when to engage in international trade and which markets will be the most profitable. It also enables companies to avoid potentially costly trade and investment mistakes.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Research, Risk Analysis, Data Analysis
This course introduces students to the intricate international legal framework that enables individuals, businesses and governments to successfully and legally exchange goods and services across borders. Students will gain an understanding of the cooperation between private enterprises and intergovernmental organizations, and ways in which the international community has lowered trade barriers around the world. Special attention will be given to treaties, conventions, agreements, model laws and effective methods for dispute resolution.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Contracting, Negotiating, Dispute Resolution
This course provides an introduction to the issues, strategies and techniques that are essential to the management of companies operating in a global economy. Technological, economic and political changes have created a new, increasingly integrated, rapidly changing and highly competitive international environment. Such conditions require diverse and adaptable skills from those who direct the fortunes of today’s firms.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Managing, Leadership, Decision Making