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Redefining Executive Education

International experience is critical for today’s executive, and we offer our students the opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements through a combination of seminars in one or several of our locations: Paris, New York, Shanghai, New Delhi, São Paulo, or Cape Town, as well as e-learning. Students do not have to wait until graduation to test classroom strategies on the job.

Seminars in New York, Shanghai, New Delhi, São Paulo, and Cape Town are packaged as two-week programs. This allows students to gain true insight into the countries’ business policies and culture, and offers them a chance to interact with new faculty and ISM doctoral students.These programs are custom made for ISM and are taught by the faculty from the host university.

Please Note: ISM's international programs are included in the tuition fees; however, students are responsible for any expenses associated with travel, room and board, and personal expenses.

Paris Sample Seminars:

Executive Leadership

This interactive seminar introduces participants to a variety of leadership concepts ranging from taking charge to leading change in organizations. Case studies give participants an excellent opportunity to discuss leadership dilemmas confronting leaders in dynamic organizational environments, while experiential exercises offer participants hands-on approaches to solve leadership problems from various perspectives.

International Finance

This seminar introduces the key elements that influence currency movements, and the methods used to hedge exposure of the multinational firm to exchange rate risk. The course explores the use of forwards, futures, options, money market hedges, and swaps to protect the multinational firm, and describes economic and translation exposure and the use of international trade financing instruments.

International Marketing

This seminar uses a managerial view of the marketing process as it applies to the international field, introducing global marketing management and its environments. Among the environments of global marketing are the economic environment, the social/cultural environment, the political/legal environment, and the competitive environment. The course then turns to the analysis of global market opportunities and marketing strategy.

International Business Strategy

The objective of this seminar is to equip the students with the knowledge and skills to understand some of the critical challenges and opportunities for business growth in the fast evolving global business environment. Analysis of the business strategies of some of the most successful international companies will help them understand the underlying conceptual framework for making the right strategic choices in diverse operational climates. The seminar will also focus on the importance of effective implementation and control for success of the chosen International Business Strategy.

New Delhi Seminars

Doing Business in India

This seminar will aid international students in developing an understanding of the competitive business environment through topics such as the Indian industrial landscape, understanding the nuances of Indian business culture, and Indian legal and regulatory framework for business. It will also equip the participants with knowledge and skills to make a successful entry in the Indian market.

Indian Economy

This seminar will help students understand the fundamentals of Indian economy with respect to its growth over the past 15 years, and will provide insight into the reform process through which India has emerged as an open, liberalized economy from a highly controlled one. The topics discussed will include sectored growth rates with a concentration in the tertiary sector, demographic advantages in India, monetary and fiscal policies, and the challenges ahead in the wake of the Eurozone crisis.

Indian Financial Markets

With the advent of economic reforms and globalization, the Indian financial market has evolved from equity to structured debts and from joint ventures to mergers and acquisitions. The objective of this seminar is to familiarize the participants with the evolution of the Indian financial markets and the challenges associated with it, and will focus on the structure of the Indian capital market, banking system, regulatory environment, financial instruments and risk management.

Marketing in India

This seminar will equip students with skills and abilities to understand and analyze prevailing key marketing issues and practices in India which will help them develop innovative and effective marketing strategies tailor-made to Indian conditions. The topics will include India-change snapshot, passage to India’s market entry strategies, and key success factors inside the Indian consumer’s mind.

New York Seminars

Business Ethics

This seminar will examine the practical implications of ethics on business practices and the business cost of ethical failure. Participants will examine some of the reasons that executives and senior managers are particularly vulnerable to ethical failure, examine several current American and global ethical crises, and identify a personal code of conduct patterned on Stephen Covey’s Principle-Centered Leadership Model.

Business Policy

This seminar is designed to bring all of your previous coursework, life and business experience to bear on the issues and opportunities of leading a business organization in an environment that is competitive, uncertain, ever-changing, and global. We will review the practices of business policy development and strategic management, and focus on the practical application of these practices.

International Consumer Behavior

Students are introduced to a wide range of behavioral concepts, and we will explore the strategic implications of customer behavior for marketers. The course challenges students to examine the realities and implications of buyer behavior in traditional and e-commerce markets. The key to the course is demonstrating how an understanding of buyer behavior can help to improve strategic decision making.

Risk Management

Risk (volatility) in business is an essential ingredient for creating value. Managing volatility is the way to assure that the desired values are created. In this seminar we examine the organization’s mission and strategies, the available talent to achieve those strategies, and the organization’s attitude toward volatility. Then we apply tools to identify, measure, and evaluate operational situations that enable or hinder the attainment of the goals. Finally, we create an efficient portfolio of responses.

Sustainable Business Development

Students develop an understanding of how economic activity impacts the natural environment. It aims to answer the questions: How can entrepreneurs and companies develop their businesses in ways that are sustainable in the long term for the business, society, and the environment? The course attempts to address: a) how are entrepreneurs changing the marketplace for green products? And b) what do entrepreneurs need to know in order to launch a business without having a negative impact on the environment?

São Paulo Seminars

Doing Business in Brazil

This seminar will allow international business students to develop an understanding of the competitive business environment by studying Brazilian business culture and its industrial landscape, as well as Brazil’s legal and regulatory framework for business. The seminar will also equip the participants with knowledge and skills to make a successful entry in the Brazilian market.

Brazilian Economy and Trends

This seminar allows students to gain an understanding of the Brazilian economy, its strengths, its weaknesses, and the current trends relevant to international companies that intend to do business in Brazil.

Leadership, Organizations, and Networks in Traditional Societies

This seminar will consider how different leaders, organizations, and social networks behave in different types of societies. Of particular interest will be societies undergoing transformation from one dominant type to another.

Strategic Challenges, and Organizational Decline in Brazilian Companies

This seminar will focus on specific company cases and the context of decline of some Brazilian companies with a view to understanding how to transform decline into growth. Cases of sustained competitive growth will be compared to cases of failure.

Shanghai Seminars

Doing Business in China

In recent decades, the rapid economic development of China has created numerous business opportunities and engaging in the Chinese market has become a must for international companies. While every company may have its own strategy to enter the Chinese market, the success, or the level of success, depends on many external factors. In today’s international environment, it is crucial to have an understanding of China’s business environment where economic transactions happen, and to be able to make sense of various business phenomena in China.

Chinese Economy

The objective of this seminar is for students to understand the dramatic development of the Chinese economy in the past 30 years. A wide range of hypotheses and their empirical support will be analyzed in order to explain this growth. The focus will be on the model of the economic development and the framework of analysis. The course will help students to develop their critical views of “the China model” or “the China experience” of economic development.

Marketing in China

This seminar will introduce students to non-traditional and innovative approaches to developing marketing strategies in China. It will help develop students' marketing and management skills for doing business in China. Topics will include the evolution of the Chinese market, market entry strategies and key success factors, characteristics and behavior patterns of Chinese consumers, and brand building in China.

RMB Exchange Rate and Asset Bubbles

This seminar is composed of two seemingly separate parts: RMB exchange rate reform and asset bubbles in China. However, an implied linkage of the two is the monetary policy. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide students with a general view of China’s foreign exchange market and security market reform, and on the other hand, to disclose the internal disequilibrium of the economic development.