International Business

The international business area deals with how to successfully do business with people and companies from other countries. An increasing amount of business is international in nature, thus, the skills gained during the international business module in our EMBA programs are critical for successful modern managers. While there is of course some variation in content between the different EMBA programs, the international business module of our EMBA programs will focus on how to enter foreign countries; how to design joint ventures, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions; what strategies work best for international business; how to conduct international negotiations; and what leadership styles work best in different countries. We will also explore how cultural and institutional differences between countries influence which management practices work best in a given country. We will also devote special attention to doing business in China, Russia’s fast-growing large neighbor. We will also explore how national culture affects what organizational cultures are most effective in a given country. We will pay attention to both multinational firms and smaller firms in the module. We will also pay special attention to what strategies and management practices can best help specifically Russian firms internationalize.