differ, and they will be able to use and understand the most commonly used analytical tools applied by economists to approach the topic of gender inequality.Corporate Strategy in East AsiaCorporate strategy is a critical component to a firm’s long-term success. This course explores how companies formulate, implement and change their strategies in response to both domestic and international factors. Students will apply the strategic management model to a variety of companies/case studies, with a special emphasis on multi-national companies from China, South Korea, and Japan.International BusinessThis dynamic course explores the basic elements of interna-tional business including why companies engage in international business, the different ways of “going global,” how companies select international locations, and how they assess the benefits and risks of international business activities. The course is set up as an international business consulting company with students becoming experts on the cultural, political/legal and economic factors of doing business in various countries in Asia. Case studies are used to illustrate the strategic and operational aspects of doing business internationally.Management Across CulturesThe management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling are at work in every organization. This course explores traditional management theories and principles in each of these areas, as well as explores the demand for management innovation in order to better meet the needs of organizations in the 21st century. The course will also address how cultural values and beliefs shape the management practices of communication, decision making, leadership, planning, and organizational structures in businesses throughout the world. Japanese management principles will also be briefly addressed.Corporate Financial Planning & AnalysisFinancial Planning and Analysis (FPA) is a highly desired skill, and strong financial acumen is a required background for Execu-tives. Taught by a former CFO of a Tier 1 Japanese public company, this course introduces the responsibilities and techniques of a Corporate FPA, and how FPA provides the Executive team with key financial information for strategic and operational decision making. Students will learn to read and understand the overall financial health of a company, and learn best practices for analyzing data, building budgets, and providing management with actionable recommendations. This course is recommended for students in Finance, Strategy, Business Planning, and/or Entrepreneurship.The Leadership JourneyTaught by a former CFO of a Tier 1 Japanese public company, this course invites the student on a journey of personal explora-tion with the explicit goal of becoming a more effective leader. To achieve this goal, the course examines leadership in organiza-tions, and utilizes the student’s reflections and framing of their personal life stories and experiences to discover important insights into themselves as a leader. Students will complete a leadership inventory which will provide insights into the charac-teristics they possess, and will develop a personal Leadership Development Plan as well as articulate a Vision and Mission statement to guide them throughout their lives.Financial and Operational AuditingStudents are introduced to objectives of financial and internal auditing, and the process of auditing by internal and/or outside auditors. The course will introduce standards to help understand the concepts of auditing, and students will learn the importance and necessity of internal control to have a healthy organization through case studies. Some of these case studies will be covered about some Japanese companies to understand their business minds.Financial Statements AnalysisAccounting concepts and techniques are essential to the adminis-tration of business entities. This course focuses on the mechanics of Financial Statements Analysis by going over the financial statements prepared by global entities. This course introduces how to interpret and analyze the financial statements to understand liquidity, activity, profitability and coverages of each entity. As methods to analyze the financial statement, a ration analysis, a cash flow analysis, and a diagramming are introduced. The students will learn financial situations of some global companies including Japanese companies by analyzing their financial statements.International Business EthicsNumerous recent ethical lapses in the marketplace have brought misery to many and have tarnished the image of entire sectors of the global economy. Now more than ever, international business managers must demonstrate that they can be both moral and profitable. Global citizens and corporate leaders must show that they can think beyond the confines of a single culture's ideas about right and wrong with respect to global commerce. With a concentration on Japan and Asia, this course is designed to broaden a student's perspective on business ethics through 28

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