1. Core Curriculum
The "Master in Global Management" is developed to prepare you for a successful international business career in a wide range of sectors and functions, in a multicultural business environment. Our purpose is to educate responsible, respectful and reflective future manager with an open and global mind, ready for entering global businesses and organizations. This master will equip you with the knowledge, managerial skills and cultural competencies that are crucial in the ever-globalizing world. We value context and broader understanding as the basis for a critical mind – this is why the MGM starts with a retreat on comparative global history and philosophy.
Global History & Philosophy
This course is an introduction for economics and management students to the intellectual foundations globalized economies and politics rest upon. In order to explore philosophical foundations, students will be introduced to different academic fields of philosophy. Furthermore, historical contexts will be analyzed in which philosophical ideas developed and spread. The course shows how history and philosophy have shaped today’s world in interdependency. It is also designed to encourage students to develop new perspectives on current economic and political issues.
Part 1 of the course gives a solid review of the financial accounting system. We present the different financial statements in the annual report and the most important accounting principles used to prepare them. In part 2 we examine a number of financial analysis tools that can be used to assess and manage a firm’s liquidity position and operational efficiency, profitability, growth and risk. Part 3 demonstrates how managers should make investment decisions that maximize the firm’s value. We examine the different discounted cash flow techniques in detail, show how to estimate the relevant cash flows generated by an investment proposal and discuss how to estimate the cost of capital for a project and for the entire firm. In part 4 we conclude with a framework to identify, measure and manage currency, interest and country risks.
People, companies and nations around the globe have benefited from globalization and the effects of free trade. Many, however, have also suffered from its disruptive effects. This course examines the prerequisites, constituting factors, actors and regulations of international trade. It aims to provide you with an understanding of the international business environment and the challenges and opportunities it provides for firms in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage.
Global Strategic Management
The Global Strategic Management course aims at providing the participants with a broader understanding of strategic issues in organizations at “home” and “abroad”. As such, it focuses on the content of strategy as well as on the strategy formation process in a global context.
Business in the Global Political Economy
International political economy (IPE), also known as global political economy (GPE), examines how political systems shape the global economy and how the global economy shapes politics. The interactions between markets and politics, the influence of markets on politics and the influence of economic theories on markets will be discussed.
Negotiation skills are an integral part of success in the international business arena. In the course the students will not only learn about the fundamental insights of modern negotiation research. Because of the highly practical nature of the subject, they will also be provided with the opportunity to “take stock” of where they stand today, offer the tried-and-tested tools that they need to become even better negotiators, and thus give them the opportunity to develop their own, individual learning plans. In addition, students will analyze and present, by way of group assignment, important current or historical real-world negotiations of their choice.
This is a global course in marketing that focuses on the application of marketing concepts and strategies across countries and cultures. The overall objective of this course is to provide each student with a working knowledge of the marketing function, its strategic importance, its practical relationship to other internal and external functions, its role in modern business plans, and its execution.
Global Supply Chain Management
This course features a study of the international supply chain and logistics management. The goal of the course is to tie related business concepts and tools to international supply chain and logistics situations preparing students for dynamic decision making in their careers.
Global Immersion Program: Cross Cultural Management
The course aims to promote the understanding of the global and local governance processes for facing contemporary challenges, like the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It discusses the concepts of glocalization, global networks, global public policy, Cultural intelligence (CQ), and their relationship with interculturality.
Global Immersion Program: Global Impact Project
The course aims to promote the understanding of the social innovation processes and challenges in the local reality (South Brazil). (More information under title 5.)
You will get a hands-on business experience by choosing an in-company project to apply what you have learned. For this project you will be working on an international business case within a real company, providing workable solutions for their business. The in-company project rounds off this master, as you will need to draw upon your upgraded intercultural and management skills as well as your newly acquired tools and frameworks. This hands-on advising role smoothens your transition to business practice.
Note: This curriculum is subject to change.