South Korea

This course is worth one full-year credit and is contingent on adequate enrolment.

Classes take place Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Mandatory field trips are an integral part of the course and may occur outside of regular class times or on weekends.

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

Course Outline

Draft Course Outline RSM395Y0 Business Modeling and Global Organizations

Field Trips

There will be three day-trips within the Seoul region to visit the National Assembly, Korean Broadcasting System and more. There will also be a three-day trip to Ulsan, Geoje and Pohang to visit the Samsung Museum, Hyundai Motor Co., Hyundai Heavy Industries and POSCO. The cost of these trips is CAD $1,500 paid to U of T for entrance fees, return bus transportation, some lunches and shared accommodation for the three-day field trip.


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.