Today’s rapidly changing and complex global business environment necessitates the need for highly competent management skills. Global trade is vital as companies look at how to grow their business. The management skills required to do so will become increasingly important throughout the 21st century. This course covers the importance of operating globally, strategies for reaching global markets, the forces that have an impact on doing business in global markets, trade agreements and establishing global operations.
Students completing this course will be able to understand:
the forces impacting the spread of globalization
how business conditions and practices differ from country to country
international and regional trade agreements
exporting, licensing, and foreign direct investment
exchange rates and the complications that arise when dealing with multiple currencies
strategic and organizational issues for multinational firms
the issues facing small and medium sized enterprises entering foreign markers
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund—less an administrative fee—will be issued if you withdraw within six calendar days after the official course start date for online and part-time courses. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card. A request to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing to the Business and Management Programs office.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.