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FITTskills International Trade Management

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


Professor                                :Thomas W. McKaig, C.I.T.P.                                                    
                                                                 (Certified International Trade Professional)

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

The emergence of a global economy has challenged traditional assumptions about management. For smaller companies seeking to penetrate worldwide markets, international trade management skills could mark the difference between success and failure. Topics covered by the course include: the global economy; the competitive dimension; benchmarking the competition; the international corporation; strategic alliances and virtual corporation; international business planning; risk management information for management; operating an export office; externalizing operations: managing for competitive advantage; building an international work force; managing cultural diversity' managing international innovation; an managing international assets.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

 1.
         To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
             trade management.
 2.
         To equip prepare students for an increasingly global business environment
             which will require them to understand the workings of the overall arena of international
             business and trade management 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 (To Be Announced)

Final Exam                                %
Class Participation                     %
 
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.         The International Trade Plan (Business Plan) may be completed by not more than two
            people per plan.

COMPULSORY READING


A)           
FITTskills International Trade Management, 5th edition

B)            MAGAZINES

                   International business 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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