Global Perspectives

Course Objectives

“Global Perspectives” are becoming increasingly important for world-class leaders wishing to succeed during these times of accelerating cross-border activities. GLOBIS defines Global Perspectives as the ability to perceive events in terms of global dimensions and to do so with a sense of ownership and responsibility.

Global Perspectives involve three key components:
1. Perceiving the global situation accurately and based on a macro point of view
2. Recognizing your county, your company, and yourself objectively within this context
3. Envisioning the future based on past and present events

This course will cover macro environmental analysis, including dimensions of National and International Policy, Economics, and Society. Students will develop the “Global perspectives” necessary for businesses to create and execute corporate strategy.
The course includes a “lateral approach” for dealing with decision making and dilemmas facing leaders at the country, regional, and international level of organizations enabling participants to develop perspectives that are both varied as well as multidimensional.

This course targets students who wish to develop a global view essential for global leaders.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Global/Asia/Japan
Course Level: Specialized Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

 

Recommended Preliminary Courses

-Critical Thinking

 

Theme/Reading Materials

(*The themes and cases shown below are subject to change)

Day 1
Session A
THEME Framework for Environmental Analysis
CASE ・Singapore
Session B
THEME Fundamentals of Macroeconomics 
CASE ・The U.S. in 2001: Macroeconomic Policy and the New Economy 
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME The Fundamental Structure of a State 
CASE ・Constructing a Nation: The US and Their Construction, 1763-1792
Session B
THEME The Fundamental Structure of a Nation (Continued)
CASE ・Russia: The End of a Time of Troubles?
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Growth Strategies of Developing Countries
CASE ・China: Facing the 21st Century
Session B
THEME Growth Strategies of Developing Countries (Continued)
CASE ・India on the Move
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Regional Economic Blocs and National Strategy of a Developing Country
CASE ・Brazil: Embracing Globalization?
Session B
THEME Regional Economic Blocs
CASE ・ Europe: An Ever Closer Union?
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Challenges facing the Middle East and Africa
CASE ・Saudi Arabia: Getting the House in Order
Session B
THEME Challenges facing the Middle East and Africa (Continued)
CASE ・Foreign Direct Investment and South Africa (A)
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Japan: A Forerunner Facing Emerging Global Problems
CASE JAPAN 2010: THE LOST YEARS
Session B
THEME Global Challenge 
CASE N/A

Faculty

Takuro Ueno
Takuro Ueno
Global/Asia/Japan
"Throughout history, in conflict and peace, humans have faced, dealt with, and learned often from different countries, cultures, and peoples. Added to that, we now have an increasing number of organizations operating beyond national borders, helped in part by new technologies and improvements in existing ones. The world is becoming more complicated and even more complex than ever."
Oshima Hirohide
Oshima Hirohide
Accounting and Finance
Mr. Oshima has worked for Tokyo Bank (currently Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank) and was engaged in selling marketable bank products and fundraising US dollars. He then moved to Goldman Sachs Securities and was involved with M&A advisory services. He was engaged in corporate strategy, restructuring, and global fundraising at Toyota Financial Service, a financial company which has control of Toyota-related financial services. He joined GLOBIS in 2007.
Florian Kohlbacher
Florian Kohlbacher
Global/Asia/Japan
Dr.Kohlbacher is an expert on global business and consumer trends, focusing on how to manage innovation, strategy, sustainability and change. He is particularly well known for his work on ageing and business and how companies can strategically manage the challenges and opportunities of population ageing. While global in nature, his work has a strong focus on the economies of Asia, in particular China, Japan and Korea and he has been based in Asia for the most part of the last 17 years.