Course Description

This course examines cultural, demographic, political and economic issues that shape the Asian business environment. The region as a whole is profiled but particular attention is paid to China and India as emerging super powers. The importance of foreign direct investment to the development of this region is underscored as well as the emergence of Asian multinationals and their approach to outward direct investment. The challenges encountered by Western firms in penetrating Asian markets are discussed in detail. Consideration is given to the role of government in business transactions in this part of the world and the need for innovative strategies when dealing with Asian business partners. Special topics will include globalization versus sustainable development and the role of Asian countries in global outsourcing.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis. 

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite: CGMS 200 or MGT 200 or Direct Entry

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May 01, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
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Domestic Fee non-credit $635.83 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information