Course Overview

The course will then examine the environment for international firms, particularly the political, social, economic, technological and other configurations that support cross-border trade and investment. Amongst others, we will look at the role of national policies, cultures and business systems, the evolution of international markets in goods & services, the super national mechanisms and infrastructures for trade & investment. The course will then probe international firms: their strategies and organisational design, their entry modes into international enterprise, and their behavioural & control systems.

Overall, this course will introduce you to what businesses need to consider if they were to trade internationally, such as which countries to sell their product in, and why some companies sell their products worldwide.

The Details

  • July 6 - July 17 (Available all sessions)

  • 10 AM - 12 PM EDT; M-F

  • Grades 9-12

  • 20 hours of Live Instruction

  • Max. 12 students per class

  • Instructor Office Hours Available

  • Certificate

  • Program Fee: $1,295


International Business

Tim Balconi

An experienced professional with an extensive international background. Tim Balconi began working in the Middle East in 2011 on large scale projects in a cross functional management role and returned to the United States in 2016 to become co-founder of the Timarus Group and also establish TD Balconi Consulting, both companies are involved in various sectors of international business. He brings his expertise to the academic side as an Adjunct Professor of International Business at Southern New Hampshire University, as well as developing several international business courses for universities across America. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in International Management (International MBA) from Portland State University that specialized on Asia-Pacific and a B.S. of Management from Clemson University He was also awarded a Graduate Certificate of Advanced International Affairs at Texas A&M University from the Bush School of Government & Public Service.