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 : email@example.com
Business in South America
Business in the Middle East
Business in Africa
Assistance in Conducting International Business
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.
1. To assist students in understanding the principles and practicalities of international
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 %
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.
A) FITTskills International Trade Management, 5th edition
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.