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Multicultural Management in London

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Dr. Karen Stock is an Associate Professor in the DeVille School of Business at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She has taught full time at Walsh since 2010. She teaches courses in Ethics, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior at the undergraduate and graduate level and develops such curriculum with a global focus in mind. Prior to joining Walsh, Dr. Stock worked in product development, marketing, and international communications for global companies and incorporates this experience into her teaching. Dr. Stock earned a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and a Master of Arts in Management degree from Walsh University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University, where she majored in Organizational Behavior and minored in International Business. As an undergraduate student she also studied in London. For that reason, she is particularly enthused to be able to share a similar experience with her students now. Dr. Stock has taught Global Management with CCSA in the London Winter programs in the past. She has a professional network of colleagues and business professionals in London and actively seeks to expand this network in order for students to be able to benefit from a variety of experiences during their time studying abroad.

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Faculty:
Dr. Karen Stock (More Info)

Course:
Multicultural Management in London

Program Dates:
December 14, 2020 —March 21, 2021

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
MGT 316 International Management

Discipline(s):
Management , Business , Organizational Behavior

Course Description:
London is considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and offers a unique balance of old and new ways to conduct business. We will explore concepts of management and organizational behavior by visiting historic landmarks such as the Churchill War Rooms and the Tower of London. We will visit established businesses that continue to thrive such as Fuller's Brewery and Lloyds. We will also uncover new start-up businesses in this dynamic, ever-changing city. All locations are designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective of the global community and a greater understanding of cultural differences.

Follow this link to watch a video where Dr. Karen Stock answers questions about her London Experience 20-21 course. HERE

Prerequisites:
an introductory or survey course in business

Physical Activity Requirements:
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Course Highlights:

This is an upper division management and organizational behavior course, often a core requirement for business majors.

Students majoring in areas other than business, such as communications and international relations will also benefit from this course.

Pre-work consists of short reading and learning style assessment in preparation for being in London.

Once in London, faculty-led visits to a wide variety of London landmark locations, global businesses, and meetings with locals are used to illustrate management and organizational behavior topics such as motivation, conflict, and leadership. These experiences are then followed up by lively discussion on-site.

Previous experiences have included visits to Lloyd's of London, Bloomberg, Fuller's Brewery, The Tower of London, Google Campus and the Churchill War Rooms. Students will also explore London in pairs independently to complete a project focusing on cultural differences and will share this with others before departure.

A summative reflection paper ties together all learning about Multicultural Management in London, and is due approximately one month after returning to the student's home campus.