Courses and Requirements

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The Global Business Programs through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the prerequisites.  Students participating in this program will take MGT 302 (3 credit hours) & ISA 399 (3 credit hours). 


ISA 205/STA 125/STA 261 and ISA 235, 2.60 GPA by August 2017, and 45 earned hours by December 2017. All students must also meet the FSB Eligibility Policy Standards (see policy).  Please note that priority will be given to rising seniors for this program.  Students must be at least 18 by the program departure date. 

First Semester Expectations

During first semester there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address some course work as well as travel and cultural preparation.

Courses Offered

MGT 302: Intro to Supply Chain and Operations Management (3 credit hours)   

Taught by: Dr. Bryan Ashenbaum

Prerequisite:  ISA 205/STA 125/STA 261

This is the introductory course in supply chain and operations management, and is intended to deliver the baseline knowledge in this area for general managers. We will consider the ways in which the three core areas of supply chain management (operations, sourcing/purchasing and logistics) improve firm productivity and profitability. We will also consider how firms can successfully integrate these areas in order to achieve competitive advantage.

South American supply chains make particularly interesting studies. South American supply chains have considerable transportation/infrastructure challenges and are geared towards different products on the outbound (commodities) and inbound (manufactured goods) sides. In addition, their success or failure is intertwined with shifting government forms and policies. We will consider these unique aspects of SA supply chains in this course.

ISA 399: Information Technology in a Globally Connected World (3 credit hours)   

Taught by: Jeff Smith

Prerequisite:  ISA 235

Upon completing this course, students should be able to successfully:

  • Analyze global linkages between IT applications and corporate strategy
  • Analyze global business models and value propositions
  • Analyze global business processes
  • Analyze how language and culture impact systems development, outsourcing, and use of different technologies
  • Analyze regulatory approaches to data protection in a global context