Global Society (Business Environment)

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Society (Business Environment)

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Business, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course will introduce students to the field of global business. It will focus on how to conduct business in an international environment. The topics to be covered will be on the cultural, political, legal and ethical business practices in the world with a particular focus on the whole region of Asia. Issues related to the development of multinational corporations, international trade issues, foreign direct investment in the context of cultural differences will be presented as well. 

    Course Objectives
    1. To give students an understanding of the different factors that affect business when it is conducted internationally; 
    2. To understand how the culture can influence business and to analyze the ethical and legal aspects involved in cross-border transactions; 
    3. Students will also look at the different levels of difficulty in entering a foreign market;
    4. Students will analyze the global production system complexity with as well the outsourcing, logistics, and supply chain issues; 
    5. Students will debate the impact of globalization and how it is affecting the developed and developing economies; 
    6. Students will develop the skills of critical thinking in analyzing issues related to the global business environment.