Globalization and Overseas Studies
Global Foundations Core
All Kelley undergradute students take the Global Foundations Core in the Sophomore year. These courses are I-Core prerequisites and must be completed with grades of C or better. Although D270 is the prerequisite for X271 and X272, the Global Core courses do not need to be completed in the same semester. The G-Core courses are designed to help students understand the global nature of business and to learn how to analyze the implications for doing business in countries that are not one's own.
- BUS-D 270 Global Business Environments (1.5 cr.) P: Sophomore standing. This 8-week course provides an awareness of, and an appreciation for, the diversity and complexity of the global environment. Students analyze how global forces shape corporate strategy: culture (the social dimension), markets (the economic dimension), power (the political dimension), and innovation (the technology dimension). The nature of, and interrelationships among, all these dimensions are crucial for effective business strategy formulation. The course topics are organized to identify the key environmental effects on managers in an interconnected business world. By the end of the course, students perform a country analysis, a systematic examination of the external macro environment in which a business operates.
- BUS-X 271 Global Business Analysis (1.5 cr.) P: D270 with C. This set of 8-week course options follows D270 and provides an opportunity to dig deeper into country analysis from the perspective of a business discipline. Students may select any course on the BUS-X 271 list (e.g., A271, G271, M271, P271, etc.), These courses capitalize on the increasing diversity and expertise of faculty from all departments. Topics could include such things as: contemporary issues like the Great Recession; geographic regions or trading markets; environmental and economic development issues; challenges of global sourcing; labor markets; or legal and regulatory issues.
- BUS-X 272 Global Business Immersion (3 cr.) P: D270 with C. These courses are similar to the BUS-X 271 courses except that they are 3 credits and include a travel component. After 8 weeks in the classroom, students travel - as a group - to the country or region emphasized in the course. In that country, they participate in relevant site visits while completing the academic parts of the course.
- BUS–G 202 Business, Government and Society (2 cr.) P: ECON-E 201 or ECON-S 201 with a grade of C or better. This course is intended to make you aware of the broad range of ways in which the non-market environment—especially government policy—affects business, and give you an understanding of the process through which businesses and other special interest groups create and change the rules of the game under which they function. In today’s economy, successful business strategy entails more than outmaneuvering rival companies; managers must also devise strategies to cope with the global, non-market forces that confront businesses and other forms of organization. Managers need to understand how public policy is made and how special interest groups, including their own businesses, can affect the policy process. This is true both for the CEO of a multinational corporation dealing with multiple governments and the administrator for a local partnership trying to deal with city officials.
- BUS–X 480 Professional Practice Abroad (3 cr.) P: Departmental authorization and enrollment in a Kelley School of Business overseas study internship program. Students will receive credit for an internship completed abroad with required completion of academic deliverables. Counts as an international business elective.
- BUS–X 485 Overseas Study I (3 cr.) P: Enrollment in a Kelley School of Business overseas study program. Lectures and discussion on current topics relating to the international environment of business. Counts as an Arts and Humanities course for general education distribution option.
- BUS–X 486 Overseas Study II (3 cr.) P: Enrollment in a Kelley School of Business overseas study program. Lectures and discussion on current topics relating to the international environment of business. Counts as a Social and Historical Studies course for general education distribution option.
- BUS–X 488 Current International Topics (1–6 cr.) P: Departmental authorization and current/previous enrollment in an overseas study program or significant international experience as an adult. Online course. Lectures and discussion on current topics relating to the international environment of business, as well as to the cultural aspects of the area in which an overseas study program is located.
- BUS–X 491 Overseas Study III (3 cr.) P: Enrollment in a Kelley School of Business overseas study program. Lectures and discussion on current topics relating to the international environment of business. Counts as a Natural and Mathematical course for general education distribution option.