International Management

  • QST IM 345: Global Business Environment
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC101, CAS EC102, and junior standing.
    Required for International Management concentrators. Deals with international economic theories and explores the intersection between theory and practice. Determinants of international trade and payments: international trade theory and policy and balance-of-payments accounting. Explores the implications of trade-promoting and trade-inhibiting institutions and practices: WTO, NAFTA, European Union, etc. Introduces cultural, political, and demographic issues for international managers. 4 cr.
  • QST IM 430: Managing in a Global Environment
    Course description TBD
  • QST IM 445: Multinational Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC101; CAS EC102; QST IM345 or QST FE427 or CAS EC392 or CAS IR292 or equivalent for non-Questrom students (may be taken concurrently)
    This is heavily case-based course studying the business strategies of multi- national enterprises, particularly in high-growth and developing economies. Having worldwide operations not only gives companies access to new markets and diverse resources, it also opens up new sources of information and knowledge that stimulate innovation and operational strategies. Along with opportunities, we also look at the challenges to a more complex, diverse, and uncertain business than those faced by companies who focus primarily in their mature markets or even their own country. This course helps students to acquire skills and perspectives that will help them as they pursue careers with multi-national companies or other opportunities in the global business environment.
  • QST IM 471: Made in Italy
    This course offers a comparative analysis of the diverse peculiarities that characterize the products made in Italy from others produced in some European countries (Germany, France, or Great Britain) and non-European countries (Japan or the U.S.). By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of local and global diversity and the global impact of "Made in Italy." The course also helps students to improve their creative skills by completing an in-depth analysis of how innovation works as a fuel for SMEs to find strategies to compete and create additional value for customers. By preparing for case studies, presentations, participating in company visits and doing reports, students are able to directly engage in the creative process.
  • QST IM 475: Global Management Experience
    The Global Management Experience is a four-credit course that involves analytical work throughout the spring semester, and each year the countries, cities and companies studied are changed. Coursework includes an exploration of the economic, governmental and social factors that affect the conduct of business, and ethics, in a variety of industries and contexts. The course will feature presentations and Q&A with different business executives, government leaders and entrepreneurs, providing an opportunity for first-hand observation around the application of management principles and strategies in the global arena. Please click here to watch a 1 minute video overview of the course.
  • QST IM 498: Directed Study: International Management
    Directed study in International Management. 2 or 4 cr. Application available on Undergraduate Program website.
  • QST IM 851: The Management of Luxury Business
    Graduate Prerequisites: Students must have 16 credits of MBA course work completed at Questrom.
    This Paris seminar is designed to be a deep-dive experiential learning experience focused on one of France's leading economic sectors: luxury goods and services. In this course, students will examine best business practices and challenges behind the global economic success of the French luxury goods industries. While in Paris, students will get a closer look into leading businesses serving high-end consumers across industries such as cosmetics, wine and spirits, high-end fashion, retail, hotels, real-estate, airplanes, and auctions as well as a historical perspective on how France became the leader in the luxury goods market. We will also learn about how global consumer trends such as sustainability, the resell market and economic downturn affects the luxury segment. Management issues in the luxury goods and services industries will be covered during firm visits, discussions with high-level executives and via an experiential consulting project. Students will meet with top executives and decision makers across business functions such as customer-relationship management, marketing, branding, operations, manufacturing, and financial planning. This class counts as an experiential learning course.
  • QST IM 860: Social Impact Field Seminar
    This course provides an action-based learning experience for students interested in understanding how for-profit and non-profit organizations develop innovative products and services that help mitigate grand challenges such as climate change, food security, global health, and poverty, and enable them to grow their business and sustain their competitive advantage over time. Students will work on a live 'social impact' consulting project for a client from the host country, and present their recommendation to the client while in the country. Furthermore, students will visit and interact with various players in the social impact sector (e.g., entrepreneurs, high-level executives, non-profit leaders) to learn about the opportunities and challenges they face. This course is ideal for students interested in social impact, sustainable energy, environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, socially responsible investing (SRI), and global health and healthcare.
  • QST IM 885: International Management Field Seminar
    This course will allow students the opportunity to utilize and apply their MBA learning to business work experience. Students will secure their internship in a position related to the MBA degree program. The deliverable of the project is a paper in which the students must address how the position will leverage their MBA career growth and industry analysis. The deliverable will be due upon completion of the internship experience.