South Korea (June - July)

MGT395Y0 Special Topics: Business Modelling and Global Organizations

This course introduces business modelling with a global organizational context in mind. Through the lens of both developing and analyzing disruptive business models, students will gain an appreciation of how business models can help an organization both start and transform its business and provide a competitive edge. The course starts with an introduction to a business model framework as well as an introduction to global for-profit corporations, not-for-profit corporations and government organizations. Different types of industry organizations are subsequently studied through the review and analysis of Annual Reports (disclosure of financial and operating activities) and the application of the business model framework. Ultimately, the purpose of the course is to introduce students to how important, complex and interconnected a global organization's business model can be. A core component of this course is collaborative in nature with group work and presentations. 

Prerequisites: None
Breadth Requirement = 
Society and its Institutions (3)
CR/NCR option: Eligible

Note:  Rotman Commerce students may take this course and it will count as the equivalent of an RSM course towards their degree/program requirements. However, if Rotman Commerce students opt for CR/NCR, the course cannot count towards their program requirements, including the 8.0 RSM requirement. It would simply be an elective towards the 20.0 credit degree requirement
Applies towards:
- Focus in Leadership in Organizations:  Requirement 2
- Focus in International Business (U of T Global Scholar): Requirement 2

MGT395Y0 - 2024 Course Outline 

Field Trips (TBC)

Overnight field trip to the Southern Region of South Korea (i.e., Busan, Ulsan, Geoje, etc.) for industrial and local sight visits.


Amy Kwan, (PhD, MMPA, CPA, CMA) is a professional accountant who is a part-time Lecturer in the Accounting Department at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Amy's primary areas of teaching interest are in Management Accounting and Information Systems and Technology. Amy has over 10 years of applied industry experience in various areas of business which include leading the business through ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementations and integrations, directing a finance operations team of 25 employees, content management, audit and assurance, marketing and project management. Amy is the co-author of the textbook "Auditing: An International Approach: 8th Canadian Edition." She earned her Bachelor of Science from York University, Master of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management, and her Doctorate from the University of Toronto.