Understanding the global context of organizations is essential to surviving the competitive business environment while creating value in a sustainable and responsible way. This course provides a broad overview of the global environment and introduce critical perspectives in international business, as well as the key management challenges of operating across nations and cultures. It will also consider ways in which management theories and practices should be adapted to transcend as well as be responsive to diverse business, social, and governmental settings. The course weaves together conceptual and practical considerations to create a balanced and exciting learning experience. It also includes an optional International Learning Experience component that involves travel to a country(s) outside of Canada to gain firsthand exposure to management practices in a different setting.