British Life and Business

Did you know London has more international banking institutions than any other city in the world?  Have you ever wondered how this business culture within a vastly multicultural environment is defined by issues that relate to history, politics, and even the monarchy?  Students who take this course will gain a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be British all while discovering the impact this small nation’s business culture has on the rest of the world.

Upon completion of this course, students will achieve an understanding of British culture and life in a business context.  Students will be able to fully grasp the significance of the British Empire in the development of multiculturalism, as well as the country’s impact on the development of business and trade.  Topics will include the cultural impact on organizational decision making, negotiations, human resource management, and business functions, such as marketing.

From Spring 2018, this course will include the additional topic of Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to the above, students will:

  • Analyze and understand key concepts around socially beneficial opportunity
  • Identify ideas to create a socially beneficial opportunity through a feasibility analysis and evaluation
  • Understand the critical success factors in a socially motivated potential opportunity

 

EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2-4 PER COURSE)

  • Olympic Site Tour
  • The Fuller’s Brewery
  • Canary Warf and Docklands

 

COURSE OUTLINE

(Fall 2017)

British Life and Business

 

(Spring 2018)

British Life and Business