International Business & Development Studies Courses

BD525 Supply Chain Management This course covers high-level supply chain strategy and concepts and provides the student with a solid understanding of the analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. Key drivers of supply chain performance such as facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing will be covered. Khojasteh
BD707 Topics in Business and Development 1 Topics in Business and Development 1 is the graduate course with a focus on entrepreneurial finance about financing activities in venture business. The course introduces entrepreneurial funding activities, such as venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE). The concepts of VC and PE are discussed in classes along with the life cycle of venture business. The main topics include: (1) private equity fundraising and structuring, (2) investment origination, valuation, and value creation and management, (3) Investment exit. Besides, this course goes further to discuss strategies of venture business investment, like leveraged buyout. In this course, students are expected to obtain the knowledge of various methods of entrepreneurial fundraising, such as PE and VC, as well as case studies of business practices. Liu
BD708 Topics in Business and Development 2 Topics in Business and Development 2 is focus on project management (PM). The contents are based on the concepts of PM pertaining to business development. The first half semester introduces the processes of PM and the fundamental knowledge of PM, including WBS, PERT, CPM, scheduling, resource allocation, and earned value. The second half semester discusses the main topics of business development related to issues in PM, such as governance, partnership, risk, information management and so on. In this course, students will learn the essential knowledge of project management, and build the skills in designing a business project. Based on theoretical learning, case studies are applied to strengthen students’ managerial thinking in combining knowledge to the business world. Liu