Module in Business and Economic Environment

This module explores the challenges and opportunities in the current economic, legal, and international business environments. Specific topics will include understanding how economic conditions impact business operations in a global economy, identifying common legal pitfalls, and the challenges and opportunities of global operations. Gain a better understanding of how your business fits into the larger economic picture.

This module includes four courses each taught by an experienced faculty member or local business leader. Here is a description of each course:

The Economy: This session provides an understanding of conditions that impact firms operating in the global economy. Topics include national income; business cycles; inflation; unemployment, interest rates; exchange rates; and fiscal and monetary policies.

International Business: Understanding how to do business globally presents opportunities as well as challenges for organizations looking to expand outside their home market. This session will help you become a more skilled global business player.

Business Law: Professionals today must be acutely aware of the law in order to avoid pitfalls. The best way to do this is to prevent legal problems before they arise or mitigate their effects early. To be proactive requires understanding and recognizing essential business law issues when they occur. This session will enable the student to understand basic contract, tort and property law, as well as the law of legal entities.

Corporate Social Responsibility: In today's environment Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn't just a public relations opportunity, rather, in the most successful organizations, CSR is integrated into a firm's business model. Overall, businesses may engage in CSR for strategic and/or ethical purposes. In this session students will learn about multiple ways to look at CSR and learn implementation strategies.

These are hybrid classes. Access to the online component is available two weeks prior to the in-person meet dates. You should anticipate spending two hours per class in online preparation before the in-person meet dates, plus two hours per class for online follow up.

Please note, requests to drop classes and receive refunds must be submitted no later than one week prior to the in person class session. Please see website for all other policies regarding withdrawing from the class.

Register for all four modules in order to receive a bundle price of $4676.40.

There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.

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