Module 5

Module 5 – Leading Across Borders

Elevate your ability to lead in a global world. Better understand the ripple effect of globalization. Bolster your grasp of operational finance.

Cross-Cultural Management

Examines the requisite cross-cultural skills to navigate an increasingly globalized business world.

Emerging Economies

Examines the globalization process and its impact on different economic agents. Studies the role of monetary policy, exchange rates and interest rates in world markets. Analyzes the causes and effects of international trade, and criteria for countries to restrict or regulate international trade.

Global Strategy

Examines the impact of globalization on world markets. Presents a model for analyzing differences between countries, including the CAGE (Cultural, Administrative, Geographic and Economic) distance framework. Presents strategies for maximizing opportunity in a globalized context.

Operational Finance

Explains economic analysis of operational decisions through differential costs, sensitivity analysis, calculation of indifference curves and break-even points. Examines decisions regarding production, product recalls, department closures, special discounts, acceptance of special orders, manufacturing, subcontracting and decision-making ability. Analyzes cost variance, transfer pricing design and implementation and management incentive systems.

Supply Chain Management

Considers value chain operations to promote corporate objectives and optimize resources. Examines manufacturing outsourcing, process technology, networks, flexibility, variability control, flow management, decentralized systems, supply chain coordination, service design and operations restructuring.