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Perspectives in Global Management

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Arrive Date:  June 20, 2020   End Date:  July 17, 2020

Program Overview

Europe, with its cross-border economic dynamics, is an especially good setting for studying global management in action. We will examine how firms develop new ideas and distribute products and services to international markets, and how they respond to changing winds of trade. We will visit ports to see supply chain management in practice, study the International Standards Organization that facilitates cross-border trade, and learn how such trade is financed. Based in historic Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will also visit London for additional lessons and perspectives on global management, including a visit to Bloomberg’s world headquarters.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program Coordinator: Angela McNutt

Courses

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) 112. Fundamentals of Organization Management (4 units)

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) 198Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)

Program Highlights

  • We cover the principles of planning and decision making; individual behavior, motivation, leadership; groups; conflict and change.
  • There is a special emphasis on supply chain management that has global implications for success.
  • We will have site visits to see career options such as marketing and logistics.
  • We will study the importance of leadership and culture in an organization.
  • Guest speakers from consulting firms and industry will provide insight to global management.

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