The global residency in Asia examines complex issues relating to risk and uncertainty, political and economic transformation and knowledge management from theory through to practice, combining academic lectures with company visits.
You will have the unique opportunity to compare and contrast the business environments of both mainland China and Hong Kong, by visiting and studying both. Prominent local political leaders and successful business executives are invited to share their perspectives on the global strategy components of doing business in Asia. You will also gain first-hand knowledge of Asian best practices, while exploring critical factors in successes and failures of joint ventures in this region. Recent residencies brought us to Shanghai, Hong Kong and India.
Strategy in a Global Arena
A key challenge in developing a global business strategy is aligning the organization’s resources with its long-term goals, while considering converging global forces and local issues. During this course participants will analyse the strategic challenges and choices facing organizations seeking to expand into new markets, globally. This course is made distinctive by its use of ‘live case’ methodology. The Global Venture Project invites student teams to support actual businesses, or not-for-profit organizations, pursue their global aspirations successfully, providing immediate transfer of learning through hands-on experience of strategy in a global arena.
Managerial Decision Analysis
This course presents the art and science of problem-solving and decision-making. Herbert Simon’s three-phase model provides the course’s central theme. In the intelligence, or diagnosis, phase you can learn logical and creative methods to better understand problems and set decision goals. In the design phase you generate creative alternative solutions. In the choice phase you learn to build decision support models in Excel to make better decisions. We also examine the impact of problem-solving styles.
Mergers and Acquisitions
From a financial perspective, what is the driving force behind the large number of company mergers or takeovers? The answer lies in the creation of value for shareholders, but how does it work?
The objective here is to be able to calculate the effect of a potential merger or acquisition on the shares. The ideal would be to spot companies likely to be taken over. The big problem is that the old theories no longer apply in the new economy companies of the 21st century. Real option theories help us to make a better guess. How far are we today?
Negotiation is a fundamental and core process in society. It is a way of resolving conflict and solving problems between groups and individuals. It is an alternative to the use of the law, coercion or various forms of violence.
In business it is fundamental to the way in which businesses interact with their customers and suppliers. This course is based on the assumption that both behavioural and analytical skills necessary for negotiation can be developed.
Topics in Global Business and Management
The rapid change of global business means that new perspectives are needed to succeed in business and management.
In this course, top professors are invited to present a series of seminars on the latest business and management research. These seminars are a forum for OneMBA executives to explore how theory best informs practice and vice versa.