The module in Business and Economic Environment is one-of-four modules in the Executive Certificate in Business Administration. The certificate is designed to introduce practicing managers, business owners, and professionals to the most important concepts, tools, and techniques taught in today’s business schools. Boost your productivity, confidence, and effectiveness when managing yourself, others, and your business.
Gain a better understanding of how your business fits into the larger economic picture. This module explores the challenges and opportunities in the current economic, legal, and international business environments. Specific topics will include understanding how economic conditions impact business operations in a global economy, identifying common legal pitfalls, the challenges and opportunities of global operations, and being a socially responsible company.
This module includes four courses each taught by an experienced faculty member or local business leader. Here is a description of each course:
The Economy: Better understand economic conditions impacting firms operating in the current global economy. Topics include national income; business cycles; inflation; unemployment, interest rates; exchange rates; and fiscal and monetary policies.
International Business: Become a more skilled global business player. Conducting business within a worldwide framework presents opportunities as well as challenges for organizations looking to expand outside their home market. Knowledge of international business realities will give your business an edge over competitors.
Business Law: Professionals today must be acutely aware of the law in order to avoid violations. Proactively prevent legal problems before they arise, or mitigate their effects by understanding and recognizing potential business law pitfalls. This session will enable you to understand basic contract, tort, and property law, as well as the law of legal entities.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a public relations opportunity; in the most successful organizations, CSR is fully integrated into a firm's business model. Businesses engage in CSR for strategic and/or ethical purposes, generally with the expectation that there will be a positive impact on their bottom line. Learn about multiple ways to approach CSR and explore implementation strategies.
These are hybrid classes. Access to the online component is available two weeks prior to the in-person meet dates. You should anticipate spending two hours per class in online preparation before the in-person meet dates, plus two hours per class for online follow up.