MBAI 691 Comparative Management Systems (CMS)
3 semester hours
The CMS course commences immediately at the conclusion of MBAI 690. Students continue with the same groups to visit business firms in a number of different countries. Their preparation in the previous course provides them a significant degree of industry and cultural awareness.
The duration of the trip is about three weeks. En route, the student groups conduct pre-arranged visits to firms in the designated industry and meet with executives who manage their group’s functional area. After each visit, the groups make informal presentations to the rest of the class integrating information gleaned from the visit with that from previous visits. Additional visits with relevant government and industry organizations are included for overall learning enrichment.
At the conclusion of the course, each student submits a final analysis of his/her group. Sub groups write papers on topics of interest and present them to their peers in an academic conference.
Although students may have only one integrative course sequence in their MBA program, it is possible for students to participate a second time in the CMS experience on a directed study elective (MBAG 698) basis.
Prerequisite: MBAI 690.