Business, Government and the International Economy

MBA Required Curriculum (1st Year)

Business, Government, and International Economy (BGIE)

Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) is a course about the broad economic and political context in which business operates. Throughout their careers business leaders are asked to formulate and lead their firm's responses to the external environment. They may also have the chance to shape that environment by influencing government policies. In BGIE we will learn about the key economic, political, and social factors that affect this business environment: in other words, the institutional foundations of capitalism. BGIE examines management and leadership on a grand scale. The decisions we study have widespread implications and fundamental importance for business and society. We will look at policies that affect millions of people - and, often, have implications for every firm doing business in a country.

MBA Elective Curriculum (2nd Year)

Business, Government & the International Economy
Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Economics and Politics of Energy Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Spring 2016 Q3 1.5
Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and General Management) Geoffrey Jones

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Globalization and Emerging Markets Sophus A. Reinert Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
History of American Democracy David Moss Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovating in Energy Joseph B. Lassiter, Forest Reinhardt, Richard H.K. Vietor Spring 2016 Q4 1.5
Institutions, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy Rafael M. Di Tella Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing International Trade and Investment Dante Roscini Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
The Microeconomics of Competiveness: Firms, Clusters, and Economic Development (also listed under Strategy) Laura Alfaro Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
The Role of Government in Market Economies Matthew C. Weinzierl Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0