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FITTskills Global Business Environment

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.
 

 Professor                                :Thomas W. McKaig
                                                  

                                                   

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax
          
    : 905-458-7850

Website                                
    : www.tm-int.com

E-mail
                                   
    : pres@tm-int.com


Business in South America

Business in the Middle East

Business in Africa

Assistance in Conducting International Business

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the student with a contemporary view of the importance of Global Entrepreneurship. The theme, central to the course is one of realizing that as trade barriers are dismantled in the new world order, the degree of intensity of international business competition heightens.

This course on Global Entrepreneurship recognizes the fact that as global barriers are removed, companies no longer have a choice to conduct business in traditional ways. All must learn to compete internationally.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1.         To develop an appreciation of the complexities of  International Entrepreneurship.
2.         To understand how various international elements interrelate.
3.         To expose the student to the variety of ways possible in dealing with doing business
             in the global market-place.
4.         To foster an entrepreneurial mentality within the group.
 

   
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with the objectives of the FITT programme, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, individual or group presentations, documentary movies, videotapes and "handouts". The Instructor also arranges for relevant Guest Speakers to come and share their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is encouraged. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during class.
 

 
METHOD OF EVALUATION

This will be based upon class participation and one final examination, IN TANDEM WITH UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED FITT standards.

class participation                               15%
one final examination                          85%
Total                                                   100%
 

     
COMMENTS

1.     Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments may
       be necessary at the discretion of the   instructor. If so, students will be advised and
       alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

2.      A "Faculty/Course Survey" will be run approximately during the tenth or twelfth course.
 

     

COMPULSORY READING

A)           
FITTskills Global Business Environment, 5th edition

B)            MAGAZINES

                   International Marketing magazines will also form a key part of the course curriculum.
                   Business Magazines, Marketing related  magazines, Canadian Business, etc.
 
                  
Student discounts are available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W.. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 


     
       



 FITTskills International Marketing

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.

Professor                                 : Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax
          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail
                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com


Business in South America

Business in the Middle East

Business in Africa

Assistance in Conducting International Business



COURSE DESCRIPTION

Marketing is the part of your business that focuses on the customer. Nowhere is marketing more important than in the global market place, where there are a multitude of competitors from which your clients can choose. The topics covered in this course include: the principles of marketing; introduction to the marketing plan; the techniques of market research; the market entry strategy; cultural, political and legal considerations; marketing the right product; promotional strategy; missions and trade fairs; pricing and marketing; enhancing the marketing effort; international marketing management; and, sources of assistance.

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

 1.
         To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
             marketing.
 2.
         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global trading environment
             which will require them to facilitate international marketing strategies in the work place.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, book reports, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There will also be relevant Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Marketing Plan                          85%  (individual assignment) *
Class Participation                     15%
 
Total                                       100% 

*  The marketing plan can be submitted up to 25 days past the last day of class. It must be noted
     that only one date of submission is allowed, so as to avoid multiple submission dates. The class
     will agree on the date best suited to all.



COMMENTS

1.         Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
            may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will  be
            advised and alterations
will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

COMPULSORY READING

A)           
FITTskills International Marketing, 5th Edition


B)            MAGAZINES

                   International Marketing magazines will also form a key part of the course curriculum.
                   Business Magazines, Marketing related  magazines, Canadian Business, etc.
  Student
                   discounts are available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W.. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 


 

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FITTskills International Trade Finance


PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.

Professor                                :Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax
          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail
                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com

 


Business in South America

Business in the Middle East

Business in Africa

Assistance in Conducting International Business



COURSE DESCRIPTION

Financing plays an essential role in international trade. Financing is the way in which companies cover their cash requirements at times when revenues are insufficient to cover their needs. Topics include: the role of financing in international trade; elements on the financing presentation; risk analysis; exchange rates; forms of financing export costing; payment methods; documentary credits; export credit insurance; official sources of trade financing; cash flow planning; countertrade and offset; bonds and guarantees; factoring.

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

1.
         To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
             trade finance realities.
2.
         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global trading environment
 which will require
            
 them to understand international financing mechanisms and strategies in the work place.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, book reports, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There will also be relevant Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Finance Exam                            85%  
Class Participation                     15%
 
Total                                       100% 

COMMENTS

1.         Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
            may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will  be
            advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

COMPULSORY READING

A)           
FITTskills International Trade Finance, 5th edition


B)            MAGAZINES

                   International Trade Finance magazines will also form a key part of the course
                   curriculum. Business Magazines, Marketing related  magazines, Canadian Business,
                  etc.
  Student discounts are available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 

Even though the main text is the FITT Text, there will be diverse sources of course material including lectures from Guest Speakers, videos and T. W. McKaig's notes. 


 

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FITTskills Global Supply Chain Management

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOK UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.

 

Professor                                :Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax
          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail
                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com


Business in South America

Business in the Middle East

Business in Africa

Assistance in Conducting International Business


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Logistics involve the steps taken to get your products to market; the crucial interplay of the export team, documents, preparation and transportation. Topics covered include: the role of logistics in international trade; an introduction to documentation I; commercial documents; an introduction to documentation II; government documents; order processing; regulatory compliance; transportation; health and environmental issues; shipping, freight forwarding and insurance; logistics at the destination: customs clearance, storage, warehousing; the import process: Canadian customs procedures; logistics services; advanced logistics issues; logistics and trade in technology and services.

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

 1.
         To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
             trade logistic realities.
 2.
         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global trading environment which will require
           
 them to understand international trade logistics mechanisms and strategies in  the work
             place.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, book reports, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There will also be relevant Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Finance Exam                            85%  
Class Participation                     15%
 
Total                                       100% 

COMMENTS

1.         Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
            may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will  be
            advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

COMPULSORY READING

A)           
FITTskills Global Supply Chain Management, 5th edition

B)            MAGAZINES

                   International Trade Logistic magazines will also form a key part of the course
                   curriculum. Business Magazines, Marketing related  magazines, Canadian Business,
                    etc.
  Student discounts are available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 

Even though the main text is the FITT Text, there will be diverse sources of course material including lectures from Guest Speakers, videos and T. W. McKaig's notes. 


 

 

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FITTskills International Market Entry Strategies

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE ANY TEXTBOOKS WHATSOEVER, UNTIL YOU CONFIRM THESE WITH THE PROFESSOR DURING THE FIRST CLASS.



 

Professor                                :Thomas W. McKaig

Brampton Office Phone          : 905-458-6400 

Brampton Office Fax          
   : 905-458-7850

Website                                
  : www.tm-int.com

E-mail                                   
  : pres@tm-int.com


Business in South America

Business in the Middle East

Business in Africa

Assistance in Conducting International Business


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Winning at international trade is more than a matter of good marketing. Your offering must get into the hands of your prospects and customers in the most efficient, safe and cost-effective way possible. Topics covered by the course include: barriers to entry; market entry strategies; distribution channels and market entry; the role of logistics management; preparing a distribution plan; costing distribution; supply chain management; just -in- time distribution techniques; electronic data interchange; communication and control of orders; transportation; optimising the location of facilities; the critical importance of standards and approvals, and finding the right partners.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

 1.         To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
             market entry principles and realities.
 2.         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global trading environment
             which will require them to understand the workings of the overall arena of international
              market entry and distribution details.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

In compliance with learning objectives, various methods will be used. These may include lectures, classroom discussion, case studies, book reports, on-site visits, handouts; videotapes. There will also be relevant Guest Speakers sharing their knowledge with the class. Participation in  the classroom is required. If absent, students are still accountable for all material, changes and announcements discussed during the missed class(es).

METHOD OF EVALUATION

Final Exam                                85%
Class Participation                     15%
 
Total                                       100%

COMMENTS

1.         Every effort will be made to conduct the course as stated; however adjustments
            may be necessary at the discretion of the instructor. If so, students will  be
            advised and alterations will be discussed in class prior to implementation.

COMPULSORY READING

A)           
FITTskills International Market Entry Strategies, 5th edition

B)            MAGAZINES

                   International Distribution magazines will also form a key part of the course curriculum.
                   Business Magazines, Marketing related  magazines, Canadian Business, etc.  Student
                   discounts are available on many such publications. 

                   Also, the “Globe & Mail", "Report on Business", "National Post", "Financial Post",
                   "Financial Times of  Canada" and "Financial Times" ( London, England), and
                    foreign language press.

 TOPIC OUTLINE AND INFORMATION

The sequence of topics given below is that which is to be followed by T. W. McKaig. In certain instances, this schedule might be re-arranged for a variety of  reasons including Guest Speaker's shifting availability. (They are volunteering their time and might cancel due to last minute business responsibilities). Group case studies will be comprised of a cross section of sources. When general discussion is indicated, it is expected all students engage in a meaningful and active exchange of thoughts, observations and opinions. 

NON-CONTRIBUTING STUDENTS MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE GROUPS 


 

 
   
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