North Central College - Naperville, IL

Globalization and the Manager

Globalization and the Manager will introduce students to the global business environment as part of North Central’s new MIBA program. With a strong focus on the contemporary debates over political, social and economic consequences of the globalization of markets and industries, students will find themselves prepared to discuss issues surrounding globalization from a social and ethical perspective. Beginning with broader themes about globalization and its implications, the course then surveys the macroeconomic, political and socio-cultural terrain of global business. This interdisciplinary approach gives students a wide background, which they can use when considering all manner of globalization problems.

Topics include the role of politics, culture and trade; and the roles that interest rates and exchange rates, trade barriers, regional trade agreements, global institutions, international trade organizations, emerging markets, and political risk play in the global economy.