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Foundation Course: Global Strategy Essentials

Learn to think strategically, from a leadership perspective, about undertaking new global initiatives. Examine the strategic planning process and explore the decision-making process that supports the questions of whether, and how, to enter or expand into the global marketplace. You also will consider structural alternatives for a global organization and how to lead a global transition. 

  • Describe the strategic planning process and how it supports global initiatives.
  • Understand the key drivers of globalization.
  • Identify potential benefits and risks associated with entering the global marketplace.
  • Describe structural alternatives for a global organization.
  • Define the benefits and shortcomings of alliances as a strategic globalization initiative.
  • Explain the role of government in industry globalization initiatives.
  • Determine how to plan to lead the transition to become a global organization.
  • Explain the effects of organizational culture on strategic planning.
  • Create an action plan to enhance global strategic planning performance.

Thunderbird’s Foundation Courses enable you to further your education in a specific global business area. These online business courses are 100% web-based and available at your convenience, typically taking just 1–3 weeks for completion. Foundation Courses are ideal for individuals looking for the latest global updates in a certain business focus, or just need a refresher course on a topic of interest to enhance professional development.

Course fee: $400 (USD)

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