Doing Business in the Americas Certificate

Business and Culture

Business and Culture is the third course in a five-part series on Doing Business in the Americas. The series focuses on doing business in the countries of North America, Central America and South America. Technology has made the global village a reality, and businesses of all sizes now engage in trade beyond their own borders. As companies expand internationally, they are exposed to other cultures and other ways of doing things. In this course we will look at the connections between culture and business in the countries of the Americas. We will talk about differences and similarities in the way business is conducted in these countries, and examine strategies that will help you do business successfully in other cultures.

Business and History

Business and History is the final course in a five-part series on Doing Business in the Americas. The series focuses on doing business in the countries of North America, Central America and South America. What does history have to do with business? The answer is, quite a lot! In many ways, culture is shaped by historical events. That means that history also influences the way a country conducts business. If you are preparing to do business in another culture, it's a good idea to have at least a basic understanding of the history that shaped the present-day politics, economy and culture of that country. In this course we'll look at the relationship between history and business in the countries of the Americas.

Business Relationships

Business Relationships is the fourth course in a five-part series on Doing Business in the Americas. The series focuses on doing business in the countries of North America, Central America and South America. As more companies of all sizes get involved in international trade, it becomes important for business people to understand cultural differences and the ways in which culture affects business relationships. In this course we will look at business relationships in the countries of the Americas. We will focus our attention on three areas – people, language and society, examining some of the traditions, social expectations and roles that shape culture in these countries.

International Organizations

International Organizations is the second course in a five-part series on Doing Business in the Americas. The series focuses on doing business in the countries of North America, Central America and South America. The nations of the world have different governments, laws, economies and cultures, so multinational organizations have evolved to provide rules for international trade and development. In this course, we will examine several international organizations and discover the important roles they play in the international community and, particularly, within the Americas. We will also look at business opportunities associated with international development in Latin America.

The Global Village

We are living in a period of great economic, technological, political and social change. Increasing numbers of small and medium-sized companies are identifying business opportunities in the midst of change, and acting on them. International business is an area that offers a wide range of opportunities to small and medium-sized companies that have the resources to take advantage of them. Doing Business in the Americas is a five-part series that focuses on doing business in the countries of North America, Central America and South America. The Global Village, the first course in the series, is an examination of international business from the perspective of the countries, the large corporations and the small companies that engage in trade.