RSM295Y0 Special Topics: International Management

The course will examine topics in business strategy and management from an international and cross-cultural perspective. The course will start with a focus on strategy and management of international organizations; the second part of the course will focus on cross-cultural aspects of management issues, such as leadership, motivation, communication, negotiations, etc. Cases, exercises and videos will be discussed in class to illustrate the concepts and issues. Guest lecturers will also be invited for some classes. Class discussions will draw upon the resources of cultural diversity within the class to share information and enhance appreciation of different cultural perspectives on management. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. This course is open to both Commerce and non-Commerce students. Note: Two sections of this course will be offered in 2019.

Prerequisites: None.
BR = None.
RSM295Y0 – 2019 course outline

Field trips: Students will participate in a two-day field trip to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In addition, students will take part in one-day trips to Hong Kong Disneyland and Macau. The cost of the field trips is as follows:

  • CAD$570, paid to U of T for the Shenzhen trip (return and on-site bus transportation, one night accommodation, breakfast and entry fees), the Disney visit (entry fees), and the Macau excursion (return ferry and on-site transportation).
  • Approximately CAD$40, paid on-site for public transportation in Hong Kong.

Instructor: Sam Chiu has an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. He was Associate Academic Director, Asia Pacific Programs, at the Rotman School of Management and helped set up programs in Hong Kong and China. He was also the Head of Asia Pacific Region for the UofT International Summer Program. He was the winner of an award of outstanding contribution toward the international development of the Executive MBA program. Sam Chiu holds a Ph.D in International Management from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Master of Engineering, MBA and a Bachelor of Applied Science all three from the University of Toronto. The City of Toronto asked Sam to be a member on the China Roundtable and he also escorted Mayor David Miller to China and visited Toronto’s sister city of Chongqing.

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