4402 Management of Multinational Corporation

Course Description

Managers of multinational corporations have to meld the art of strategic decision-making with a strong understanding of the business environment in the different locations where their companies operate. This course is designed to familiarize students with the complexities of expanding and managing multinational corporations in environments that are different along cultural, political, social and economic dimensions. The course addresses several questions: (1) Why do firms expand abroad? (2) How do firms expand abroad? (3) How does managing a multinational corporation (MNC) differ from managing a domestic firm? (4) How do managers cope with the multiple and often conflicting demands they face when managing cross-border operations

Course Description

This course deals with fundamental of financial evaluation, tools, and procedures which are needed to facilitate decision making of multinational corporations in the areas of financing, investment and capital management.

Learning Objective

  • The course aims to
  • (1) develop students’ understanding of the challenges involved in implementing international strategies and the complexities involved in managing, coordinating and controlling resources and activities across borders
  • (2) provide an overview of the research‐based literature on MNE strategy implementation and management.



Books for this Course

  • Management of Multinational Companies, by Ulrike Mayrhofer (Editor) 2012

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite