MKTG 714: DOING BUSINESS IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
J-TERM 2022: JANUARY 3RD-7TH
The Opus College of Business is excited to bring a unique opportunity for MBA students to fulfill their global study requirement. We are pleased to offer MTKG 714: Doing Business in the Post-Pandemic World - a virtual study abroad class that students can take from the convenience of their home.
If you are a curious individual who is excited to participate in a week-long, knowledge-packed, immersive global experience and learn about the challenges and opportunities today’s complex global business world presents, then this class is for you. What’s more, taking this class allows you to earn three credits toward your degree within a short span of one week.
The global business environment is inherently complex and over the past 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions have further compounded these intricacies. While we may be keenly aware of the challenges companies in North America are facing today, as global business leaders, we must also possess a deep understanding of how the rest of the world is navigating these ongoing challenges and capitalizing on the new opportunities that have arisen over the past year and a half.
This short-term virtual study abroad class provides you with that learning opportunity. This class is a deeply immersive and interactive academic experience that allows you to interact with business leaders from various parts of the world (South America, EU, Asia-Pacific) within a span of a week and learn first-hand how the world has been affected by and is getting ready to come out of this pandemic.
This class is different in that it is designed to focus on the globe- not just a single region. Thus, we will (virtually) visit a different part of the world each day of this class and immerse ourselves in the business and local culture of that region. Through a variety of carefully crafted activities such as visits with business executives, panel discussions with thought leaders, an experiential learning project, as well as various embedded cultural engagements; you will walk away each day with a renewed understanding of a different world region and keys to success in that region.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND DATES:
This course will run January 3rd through 7th. There will be a one-hour virtual session in December (date and time TBD) to set expectations, get everyone ready for the course, and answer questions.
Since we will be meeting with executives in different regions of the world, each day of this course will look different. Some days, we will start as early as 6:45 AM with our day ending around 1:00 PM, while other days, we will start in the afternoon and be in class till 10:30 PM. It is therefore expected that students set aside the entire week for this class and have no conflicting personal or professional engagements that may keep them away from this experience.