2016 International Business Course

We are now in the middle of the Fall semester and gearing up for the Spring 2016 semester. My course on international business provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of international business and the institutions involved in the process. Enrollment will begin in November.

View the tentative course syllabus here: Syllabus IB SPRING 2016

 

McDonough School of Business ranks 6th for international business program

The undergraduate program of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has moved up to No. 15 in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s annual business schools ranking. It also ranked 6th for international business.

The ranking is based on a survey of business school deans and senior faculty accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). U.S. News also asked the same group to nominate their list of 10 best programs in specialty areas such as marketing, finance, and international business.

As for the graduate school, the full-time MBA program of the McDonough School of Business ranked No. 23 in U.S. News while its part-time MBA program ranked No. 11.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has over 1,400 undergraduates and 1,000 MBA students. The school aims to prepare students to become principled leaders with a global mindset and to be in service to business and society. Professors Michael Czinkota and Charles Skuba teach international business at the school.

See more of the rankings at: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/georgetown-university-mcdonough-01042

World Investment Report 2014 UNCTAD

In 2013 global FDI showed 9% growth of inflows. Short-term forecast of $1.6 trillion in 2014 looks reassuring after the2012 slump.

One of the key findings of the World Investment Report is that developing economies show significant increase in both FDI inflows and outflows compared to previous years. Developing Asia is the largest FDI recipient, attracting far more FDI than that of either the EU or North America.

Concerns about the functioning and impact of the IIA regime on sustainable development have led to increasing calls for reform of the system.

This year’s report focuses on sustainable development and offers an action plan on investment. The World Investment Report Action Plan for Private Investment in the SDGs includes a range of policy options and a set of action packages in order to increase private investment in sustainable development.

Global economic, social and environmental challenges push the international community to reform the investment climate and set new goals. A set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was set for the period 2015 and 2030. In order to achieve these goals the Report proposes to form a Strategic Framework for Private Investment. This framework will address key challenges faced by the global economy. The suggested framework will guide and galvanize action for private investment, channel investment to SDG sectors, mobilize investments for developing countries as well as maximize the impact of investment while minimizing risks.