International Management
   
(IMGT)

Dhillon School of Business

International Management 3170/Political Science 3170

The Politics of Canadian Trade Policy

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Focus on the political economy of Canadian trade policy. Exploration of political, economic, and institutional factors shaping Canada's participation in international agreements on trade and related issues. Examination of the interaction of regional, economic, intergovernmental, and societal factors with trade policies in Canadian domestic politics. Students will also be exposed to theoretical literature related to international political economy, public policy, Canadian federalism, and Canadian foreign policy.

Prerequisite(s):Political Science 2110

Equivalent:Management 3670/Political Science 3170 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

International Management 3225/Geography 3225

Industrial Location and Globalization of Enterprise

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Industrial geography is concerned with the location of industrial activity at local, continental and global scales of analysis. The course explores locational patterns and behaviour of small, medium-sized and transnational manufacturing firms with special emphasis on locational dynamics over time. By taking a geographical perspective, the course links the spatial behaviour of firms with economic development issues at the local, regional and global scales.

Prerequisite(s):One of Human Resources and Labour Relations 2030 or Geography 2210
OR
Admission to the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management program

Equivalent:Management 3660/Geography 3225 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

International Management 3551/Geography 3551

An Introduction to Tourism

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course provides an overview of tourism with an emphasis on socially and environmentally sustainable tourism. Topics covered include the nature and scope of tourism, public policy, tourism and economic development, tourism marketing, tourism impacts, aboriginal tourism and ecotourism.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3551/Geography 3551 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

International Management 3552

Sustainable Tourism

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course builds on International Management 3551/Geography 3551 - An Introduction to Tourism. It explores new trends in the industry and looks at ways to make tourism sustainable in environmental, economic, social and cultural terms. The topic is contemplated from a national and global perspective. Other topics include the greening of the industry as a whole, cultural and ethnic tourism, ecotourism, community-based tourism and sustainable development.

Prerequisite(s):15 University-level courses (a minimum of 45.0 credit hours)

Recommended Background:
International Management 3551/Geography 3551

Equivalent:Management 3552 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 3606

Business in Emerging Markets

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Of the roughly 200 member states of the United Nations, the majority can be classified as emerging markets in the sense that they are low-income and/or rapid economic-growth countries, in which business opportunities are as challenging as they are enticing. This course examines managerial challenges of engaging emerging market opportunities, relying on research, real-life case studies, and current events. Each emerging market is characterized by its own set of political, economic, cultural, and technological characteristics. Addressing emerging market opportunities thus requires innovative approaches to both management practices and business models. This course challenges students to examine different forms of managerial mindsets, the conditions under which they are appropriate, and the preferred shift towards a truly global approach to business.

Prerequisite(s):International Management 3650

Equivalent:Management 3606 (Managing Innovation & Emerging Markets) (prior to 2021/2022);
Management 3815 (prior to 2017/2018)

International Management 3640

Cross-Cultural Management Practices

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An overview of comparative organizational behaviour, cross-cultural management practices, and an examination of how culture is expressed within the work environment here and abroad.

Prerequisite(s):Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3640 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

International Management 3650

Introduction to International Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the field of International Management where issues such as cross-cultural management and international aspects of trade, marketing and economic regimes are examined. An exploration and application of comparative management perspectives focusing on the visions and endeavours of entrepreneurs, corporations and nations over time in the global context.

Prerequisite(s):Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3650 (prior to 2021/2022)

Lib Ed Req:Social Science

International Management 3665

Leading in the Globalized Environment

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The challenges facing leaders of global organizations differ from the traditional challenges of leadership in a variety of ways. Such leaders face unprecedented strategic, economic, political and cultural complexity, diversity, ambiguity, uncertainty, and risk. They also face an unprecedented pace of economic and technological changes. This course introduces students to the emerging field of global leadership. Students will gain an understanding of the history and origins of global leadership and the theoretical approaches to global leadership in complex, modern contexts. They will be challenged to access primary sources of global leadership literature and think critically about the current state of theoretical development in global leadership. As well, they will explore various global leadership competencies and learn how to apply these competencies in the globalized environment.

Prerequisite(s):International Management 3640 AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3665 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 3680

Introduction to Canadian Culture and Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the multidisciplinary study of cultural structures and expressions in Canada. An examination of Canadian culture and society employing a variety of methods and perspectives, with the goal of providing an in-depth understanding of Canadian society and culture and its effects on Canadian business and management perspectives.

Equivalent:Management 3680 (prior to 2021/2022)

Note:This course is restricted to International and incoming Exchange students. Registration is by School approval only.

International Management 3685

Issues in International Management (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues in International Management (Series) offers students the opportunity to take a number of unique course offerings particular to the International

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3685 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 3815

Regional Aspects of International Management (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Regional Aspects of International Management (Series) offers students the opportunity to take a number of unique regional and/or country-specific course offerings particular to the Global Management area. These courses are intensive studies of specific regional or country-specific interest and provide students an opportunity to explore that particular subject in detail.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3815 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 3860

Law and Institutions of International Trade

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course provides an overview of the development and current condition of the global trading system, examining both its institutional and legal framework as well as how such challenges as nationalism, protectionism and globalization scepticism affect it. In examining this rules-based system, students will gain a better understanding of regional and international institutions and agreements, their complimentary goals and objectives, and their focus on maintaining a rational, predictable and interdependent global trading regime.

Prerequisite(s):Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Equivalent:Management 3860 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 4640

Cross-Cultural Work Study (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Other hours per term: 0-0-117

Examines the cultural issues involved in international management via participation in a six-week work study which consists of hands-on experience in applying business knowledge and skills in a culturally-challenging environment in an organization outside Canada. Classes will be conducted by both Canadian expatriates and local academics, and will cover topics such as trade relationships, marketing, cultural specifics and the economy of the region. Students will be involved in a variety of business-related projects, depending upon the particular needs of their assigned company.

Prerequisite(s):Successful application to the Cross-Cultural Work Study course AND
One of International Management 3640 or International Management 3650

Equivalent:Management 4640 (prior to 2021/2022)

International Management 4650

Integrated Trade and Supply Chain Management

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In a globalized world, an effective manager needs to understand the nature of international management and how cross-national similarities and differences impact their decisions. Thus, the purpose of this course is to integrate relevant global issues at the intersection of international management and cross-national realities. This course covers a narrow set of key international management topics (e.g. internationalization, cross-cultural leadership, working across borders, emerging markets strategies). Integrated global management of organizations requires the implementation of a global strategy to manage challenges–that is, the various combinations of organizational structure and people necessary to

Prerequisite(s):International Management 3640 AND
International Management 3650

Equivalent:Management 4650 (prior to 2021/2022)