BUS-P271 Global Business Analysis
- 8 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-D270 with a grade of C or higher
Students apply the country analysis skills, learned in D270 Global Business Foundations, to a specific country or region. Many Kelley departments offer versions of this course. This means that, while all versions focus on business analysis, each could emphasize a different field of business and/or region of the world. Sample Topic:
- Supply Chain Management: Introduces students to concepts around the global sourcing of services, specifically IT Outsourcing. Most Fortune 1000 companies use global sourcing as an operational strategy to become and/or remain ‘better, faster, or cheaper.’ Common business processes (known as business process outsourcing or “BPO”), include manufacturing, data processing, call centers, HR/resourcing (known as resource process outsourcing or “RPO”), finance/accounting, and IT (known as IT Outsourcing or “ITO”). The IT research firm Gartner recently predicted that through 2015, IT hiring in major Western markets will come predominantly from Asian-headquartered companies enjoying double-digit growth. Global sourcing is a fundamental subset of globalization — It is here to stay.