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
BD531 Environmental Economics and Policy Environmental economics is a branch of modern economics that studies economic behaviors of agents that have environmental consequences, and by doing so, attempts to help guide future environmental and resource policies. This course is designed to acquaint students with an intermediate level of knowledge of such field. In this course, you will learn both the economics of pollution control and of natural resource management. However, as natural resource economics involves dynamic models of resource management, our discussions are limited to only basics. The course is roughly divided into five parts – you will learn in sequence (1) fundamentals of environmental economics (externalities, public goods, optimal pollution control, policy instruments), (2) methods to value environmental damages (travel costs, hedonic, and contingent valuation methods) and cost-benefit analysis, (3) economic analysis of environmental policies when there is imperfect information or endogenous technological innovations, (4) economics of natural resource (renewable resources, non-renewable resources, and sustainability), and, if time permits, (5) more advanced or ad hoc topics such as economics of climate change, trade and environment, voluntary regulation/ecolabeling. Konishi
BD707 Topics in Business and Development 1 Topics in Business and Development is composed of (I) and (II) in two semesters. Each is independent. Students can choose either (I) or (II) or both. The course structure is based on the concepts of project management in business development. Topics are catalogued, in terms of project management, into (1) history and foundations, (2) industry and context, (3) strategy and decision-making, (4) governance and control, (5) contracting and relationships, and (6) organizing and learning. The spring semester (I) discusses the first three sections. Students will learn the essential components of project management to form the basic knowledge and skills in designing project management. Based on theoretical learning, case studies are applied to strengthen students’ managerial thinking in combining knowledge to the business world. Liu
BD708 Topics in Business and Development 2 Topics in Business and Development is composed of (I) and (II) in two semesters. Each is independent. Students can choose either (I) or (II) or both. The course structure is based on the concepts of project management in business development. Topics are catalogued, in terms of project management, into (1) history and foundations, (2) industry and context, (3) strategy and decision-making, (4) governance and control, (5) contracting and relationships, and (6) organizing and learning. The Autumn semester (II) discusses the latter three sections. Students will learn the essential components of project management to form the basic knowledge and skills in designing project management. Based on theoretical learning, case studies are applied to strengthen students’ managerial thinking in combining knowledge to the business world. Liu