July 31st, 2013 | University

SOM to offer two online courses through global network

The School of Management will offer two semester-long online courses this fall — “Analysis of Competition Law and Enforcement across Countries” and “Mobile Banking Opportunities Across Countries” — as part of a new initiative within the Global Network for Advanced Management.

The online lectures will be taught by SOM faculty and will be available to students attending schools in the Global Network — a group of 23 international business schools that SOM Dean Edward Snyder created last year. As part of the courses, students on campuses in different countries will collaborate online to complete group projects.

David Bach, senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs, said in a press release that the courses aim to hone students’ skills in cross-cultural teamwork.

“All of our graduates will be operating in a global marketplace and working with people from other parts of the world,” Bach said. “They need to understand how markets and organizational dynamics vary across countries.”

IE Business School in Madrid, a Global Network member school, will provide the technology for the courses’ execution.