I. Course Prefix/Number: GBS 240
Course Name: Global Management
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course focuses on the role of the executive, middle and front-line management in directing and improving organizational performance in a global environment. Concepts covered include management of various types of international risks, strategic planning, and decision making facing global business.
IV. Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course the student who completes it successfully will be able to:
- Examine the impact of changing global business environment on management
- Describe the issues related to planning and managing in the global environment.
- Discuss decision making within the different types of organizations
- Investigate international communications and negotiation.
- Develop effective strategies and problem solving in a global environment
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Strategies for Global Competition
- Global Expansionn strategies
- Managing global partners and Alliances
- Organizing and managing global operations
- Social Enterprise and global management
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Reading Assignments
- Writing Assignments
- Homework Assignments
- Case Studies
IX. Instructional Materials
Global Management: A Casebook by John Quelch and Christopher Bartlett
Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
- Attendance policies will be established by each instructor.
- Each instructor will establish policies with respect to make-up exams, incomplete grades, etc.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.