At Fisher, we strive to be best in class, serving our mission of knowledge creation and dissemination to develop high-quality graduates with a diverse perspective who make an impact in the business world. The following are diversity-related courses and instruction at Fisher.

  • Undergraduate

    BUSMHR 4020 - Cross-Cultural Management (3 credit hours)
    Basic elements of culture and its impact upon business.

    BUSMHR 4024 - Group International Projects for Students Studying Abroad (3)
    Introduction to culture, communication and interactions for students who will be traveling abroad.

  • Graduate

    BUSMHR 7013 - China and its Global Business Implications (1.5 credit hours)
    Introduction to the historical, economic, cultural, social and geopolitical circumstances of China's rise and its global business repercussions.

    BUSMHR 7015 - The Globalization of Smaller Firms (1.5)
    Field projects in which students have the opportunity to apply theory and tools toward solving real-life challenges facing smaller businesses seeking to globalize.

    BUSMHR 7016 - Social Enterprise in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets (1.5)
    The role social enterprise organizations play in poverty alleviation and how to develop strategies for accomplishing social and financial objectives.

    BUSMHR 7017 - International Projects (3)
    Pairs student teams in different countries that jointly identify complementary resources and capabilities that serve as a basis of cross-border cooperation and alliances.

    BUSMHR 7020 - Global Labs I (1.5)
    Introduction to the region in which students will travel, including a discussion of the business environment, history, culture and labor markets.

     BUSMHR 7021 - Global Labs II (1.5)
    Classroom instruction, project work, cultural/site visits and service learning to study business in selected regions of the world.

    BUSMHR 7022 - Global Labs III (0.5-4)
    Travel portion of Global Labs, following introduction to the region in which students will travel. Includes a discussion of the business environment, history, and culture and labor markets. Students earn 0.5 credits for each week in country.

    BUSMHR 7242 - International Negotiations and Deal Making (1.5)
    How to effectively negotiate and make deals in cross-cultural contexts.

    BUSMHR 7242 - International Negotiations and Deal Making (1.5)
    How to effectively negotiate and make deals in cross-cultural contexts.

    BUSMHR 7243 - Power and Influence (1.5)
    Covers how to diagnose distribution of power in organizations, identify strategies for building sources of power, develop techniques for motivating and influencing others, and understand the manager's role in building cooperation and leading. 

    BUSMHR 7335 - Managing Diversity (1.5)
    Best practices and innovative ideas in managing diversity, the impact of diversity within and outside the organization, and how diversity creates value for an organization.

    BUSMHR 7500 - Resolving Social Conflict (3)
    Multidisciplinary examination of social conflict, its dynamics and negotiated resolution. Offers a broad-based framework for diagnosing and managing conflict applied to legal, environmental, organizational and geopolitical conflict.