International Business Management (Online) (BUS200)

Wednesday 19:10-21:00
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John Foster
Students should have completed BUS101 or have at least 3 years of working experience in an administrative or management function.
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As the 21st century advances, greater numbers of companies and business are working across borders. Whether it's supply chain and sourcing materials, exploring new international markets, or working with disperse teams, a solid grasp of international business is increasingly important in today's world. This course covers both the organizational and human dimensions, and helps participants address two fundamental questions: 1) How do we insure our organization is "aligned" and capable of succeeding in international business? 2) How can we heighten our awareness of and better manage cultural difference? Through lecture, readings, case studies, discussion and assignments, the course explores concepts, frameworks and tools related to understanding cultural differences in business, effective international strategy and management, organizational alignment and congruence, and international human resource management. If you or your organization engages or is planning to engage in internationally, this course will set the foundation to enact key principles of success.


John Foster

John is adjunct professor in International Business Studies at Temple University Japan. He has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at TUJ since 2007. As well as TUJ, he has been teaching business management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Business since 2000.
John has a varied business career working as a stockbroker and investment advisor in information systems and e-commerce management, as an IT project manager with Microsoft and recently in marketing and public relations with Toys"R"Us Japan. He has written and consulted on business start-ups, launching and operating his own small business. He has written and published: "Making Conversation" and his second book: "The Child's Guide to Nuclear Radiation" is due out in 2017.
John has a BA in Economics from The University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate (with honors) in Electronic Commerce Management from BCIT and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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