The International Business track is a 13-course program that culminates with a capstone project course and a final comprehensive exam review.
STORYLINE: In this course, your training guide goes head-to-head with her predecessor, who was fired for “troublemaking.” There’s a good chance you and your training partner will go on a few adventures through time.
STORYLINE: You are assigned to add up the company’s vending machine money. The machine’s income goes toward a beneficiary fund for needy Central employees, but the lack of a system led to tremendous conflict last year.
STORYLINE: The annual awards ceremony is just around the corner, and you and your training partner will decide which employees will receive a coveted Central award. Will you be ready for your tasks? When the awards ceremony comes around, will you know what it means to manage others?
STORYLINE: The head of Central’s marketing department is in trouble. Understaffed and under pressure to meet Central’s goals of doubling in size, she is at her wits’ end. Reluctantly, she must rely on you and your partner to help her team meet deadlines.
STORYLINE: At the heart of Central Products’ fast-paced expansion is the weary and ragged Human Resources department, charged with the daunting task of hiring hundreds of new employees in just less than two years. The HR director needs you to contribute as one of her staff. You will be challenged to deal with issues of sexual harassment, on-the-job injury, and unionization.
STORYLINE: The Director of International Business at Central Products has hired three regional directors for Central’s expanding international efforts. They have just arrived at headquarters for fast-track training, and you will be participating. You will travel with the regional directors and witness them experience their own cross-cultural challenges first hand.
STORYLINE: Central Products Company has extended its marketing reach to include subsidiaries, representative offices, distributors, customers, and suppliers in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Though you are new to the company, you are asked to contribute to a company-wide upgrade of knowledge and skills that will keep Central competitive in these very diverse markets.
STORYLINE: The newly hired regional directors have established their regional offices and have created business for Central Products all over the world. Now they are being faced with issues of fluctuating currency and foreign exchange, and they need to improve their international finance expertise fast.
STORYLINE: As an executive trainee in the Central Products Company International Department, you must master the complexities of managing imports and exports to and from a significant number of foreign markets before things come completely unglued.
STORYLINE: Looking back to the late 1990s, you can clearly see the strategic mistakes that got the company into its current precarious position. Through the magic of virtual reality, you will fast forward to 2025 where you will become intimately involved in the creation and execution of strategy for a new company.
STORYLINE: As your executive internship program at Central Products comes closer to its end, you and your colleagues are confronted with a significant challenge: leadership succession. You will be asked to participate in an analysis of leadership and how it will affect the company, and make some recommendations regarding several individuals and their leadership styles and potential.