The Illiterate of the 21st Century

The Illiterate of the 21st Century

Elizabethtown College

BA 367: International Management
Course Syllabus
Fall 2005

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.“
Alvin Toffler, futurist

Professor: Dr. Petru Sandu
Office: 117 Nicarry Hall
Phone: (717) 361-1269 (office)
Office Hours: T 8:00am – 9:00am, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Th. 8:00am – 9:00am, 1:00pm-2:00pm 5:30pm – 6:30pm and by appointment
Classroom: N 127, T & Th. 2:00pm-3:40pm

Course Materials:
1. Deresky, Helen, International Management. Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006 (ISBN 0-13-109597-8)
2. Readings: the articles are on reserve at the High Library.
3. The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, Harvard Business Review

International Management approaches global economy through the analysis of managerial practices in international companies. The focus is on the key success factors of managing a company across national boundaries.

Course Objectives:
1. To understand the field of international business using a managerial perspective through the integration of learned concepts and tools with real world applications and case analysis.

2. To build the expertise in assessing different international environments and in adapting and learning a managerial style in a certain country.

3. To foster the awareness and understanding of different cultures within a managerial context.

4. To understand the challenges of human resources management in an international environment.

5. To develop persuasive verbal and written communication skills and build up the abilities
to work in teams.

Course Method
Classes will be as interactive as possible and challenging. Discussion in this class is a main learning tool. Note that this applies both to case studies and textbook material. Note that this...

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