South Korea

This will be the sixth year of the University of Toronto's South Korea Summer Abroad program and the first time it will held virtually. The program is designed to provide students from the University of Toronto with a unique opportunity to examine business modeling in global organizations. This course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment.

Monday to Thursday at 6:30pm or 8:30pm EST. Students will have the option of attending either time.

RSM395Y0 Special Topics: Business Modeling and Global Organizations

This course provides an introduction to understanding business modeling 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 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. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. 

Prerequisites: None
BR = None

RSM395Y0 - 2021 Course Outline

Program Activities

Students will participate in virtual visits to sites in South Korea to help gain a deeper understanding of Korean culture and the Korean market in which global organizations operate. In addition to the planned virtual visits, students are encouraged to connect with their classmates and explore other online opportunities to fully immerse themselves in this program. 


Amy Kwan, 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 and Master of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management.