The course helps students understand the complexities of the globally-interconnected world of business they will be joining after graduation. It will set the background and context for their entire graduate business education. It will focus on emerging trends happening in six major components of the global business environment: political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, legal, and the natural environment. Special focus will be on ethical considerations in a cross-cultural setting. Students will be exposed to a mix of theories and managerial tools that will help them analyze the opportunities and threats within the global business environment and draw managerial insights.