ASU Sync classes for Fall 2020

Classes for on-campus students will be taught across three environments for the fall semester: in person, via Zoom, and 100% online.
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Global business economics specialization

Business is increasingly global, with markets, corporations, and economies all relying on partners and opportunities around the world. With a Full-time MBA specialization in global business economics, you’ll gain a better understanding of where the world is heading and build expertise in areas aligned with your career interests.

Only nine hours are required to complete the global business economics specialization, and two global immersion opportunities give you the opportunity to complement the expertise you acquire in the classroom with an intensive, in-depth practical knowledge of global business.

Required courses

You must complete the following required courses plus at least one course from the list of electives in order to complete the concentration in business analytics.

Examine macroeconomic analyses of issues related to economic growth, inflation, interest rates behavior, unemployment, exchange rate determination, and global competitiveness.

Survey important issues in the economics of the global economy covering a wide range of topics, including economic measurement, business cycle, financial economics, economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy, and international finance.

Prerequisite: ECN 503 Note: This course fulfills 1.5 credit hours.

Visit an international destination and participate in company visits, policy meetings, and cultural experiences. The class will emphasize discussion, presentations by students and written research papers.

Note: Additional fees apply for this course.

Electives

Discover principles of multi-state taxation, including the interaction among various multi-state tax issues and federal and state constitutional constraints. This course covers income tax with an emphasis on corporate tax matters, sales/use/gross receipts/excise taxes, and property taxes.

Note: An additional application is required for this course.

Examine foreign exchange markets, investments alternatives in international capital markets, and management of foreign exchange risk.

Prerequisites: FIN 520, FIN 525, FIN 530
Note: This course fulfills 2.5 credit hours.

Learn the concepts of globalization in markets and gives an appreciation and understanding of the differences between marketing in a home country and marketing globally

Study business cases highlighting logistics decisions that require global perspectives, including supporting sustainable resource development, facilitating global sourcing, and multinational entry into emerging markets.

Analyze the role of logistics in determining and facilitating economic development in emerging markets.

Note: An additional application is required for this course.

Improve your global mindset by focusing on cross-cultural issues and communicating in cross-cultural environments. The course will provide an in-depth examination of culture and its managerial implications and will focus on specific skill sets to help you succeed in such situations.

Note: Course offered in partnership with ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. This course fulfills 2 credit hours.

Explore the mix of organizational practices and people that can be the basis of sustainable competitive advantage in the contemporary global business environment. Topics covered include cross-cultural issues in managing people, traditional and emerging models of organizations, organizational culture, leadership, employee skills and motivation, reward systems and change management.

Note: Course offered in partnership with ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management. This course fulfills 2 credit hours.

Visit an international location and participate in company visits, policy meetings, and cultural experiences. The trip is geared towards companies operating in the supply chain and marketing space. The class will emphasize discussion, presentations by students and written research papers.

Note: This course fulfills 1.5 credit hours. Additional fees apply.

Career paths

  • Global Outperformer Program Logistics
  • Strategy and Management Associate
  • Product Manager
  • Senior Associate Consultant
  • Sr. Financial Analyst

Notable employers

  • Hilti
  • Visa International
  • GEP
  • Bank of America
  • Micron