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.
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.
Doing Business in India
As part of the India immersion trip, this course invites participants to dive into the rich business culture of India, from trade and politics to society and industry. Through a blend of classroom lectures, company visits, and interactions with business leaders, students will gain a full understanding of India’s economic ecosystem. The course goes beyond the boardroom, ensuring students immerse themselves in India’s cultural heritage. It helps them develop a deep understanding of not only business principles but also local traditions, creating a well-rounded perspective. We unlock the door to Indian culture and heritage, while making meaningful connections within the global business community.
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.
Cross Cultural Management For Social Impact
Within this course, students embark on a unique journey to the cities of Río de Janeiro and Porto Alegre in Brazil. Students will experience cross-cultural management by collaborating within teams alongside Brazilian peers on projects affiliated with local organizations. Additionally, they will be immersed in a post-colonial business perspective through their coursework at Unisinos and will actively engage with Brazilian entrepreneurs, tech-startups, and industry stakeholders. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to address local social issues directly, contributing to a positive impact on the Porto Alegre community, thereby benefiting a substantial number of individuals.
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.