Disciplines

EAC0106 - Introduction to Accounting

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Class Credits: 8

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EAC0110 - Accountancy and Balance Analysis

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0111 - Foundations of Accountancy

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0112 - Introduction to Actuarial Science

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Class Credits: 2

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EAC0113 - Insurance Accounting

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0114 - Price Level Accounting

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0115 - Financial Accounting Theory

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0116 - International Management and Business in Brazil

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COURSE PRESENTATION
This course is fully delivered in English language and is part of the internationalization strategic actions developed by the EAC, FEA and USP. To attend this course students must be fluent in English, writing and speaking.
This course aims to develop the understanding of the International Management concepts applied to the Brazilian Business scenario, its culture, political structure, agents and business regulation through a comparative and cross cultural approach. Why study International Management and Business in Brazil? Living and working in a globalized society requires that every student be aware of the main issues taking place in the international business scenario and the world economy today.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This course offers a comprehensive vision of International Business and Management theories and practices in the world and in Brazil. At the end of the course students are expected to be prepared to:
1. Understand the current world of business, its players and major challenges.
2. Understand and describe the importance of Brazil as part of the BRICS countries and as a founder member of Mercosul in both Geo-Political and Economic issues.
3. Learn about the strategy followed by companies when they go international.
4. Describe and analyze the several types of Business Alliances: M&A, Joint Ventures.
5. Understand the importance of National Cultures in international Business – Cross Cultural Theories applied to Brazilian Business.
6. Understand the main world regulations (national and international) that affect International and local Business.
7. Understand and describe Brazilian Regulatory System (Juridical Economic, Social, Tributary) and its effects on local business and in the attraction of international investors to Brazil (FDI)
8. Understand the concepts of Ethics and corruption in business for both local and international scenario.
9. Understand and describe the business drivers that lead the Brazilian companies in exportation of products and services.
10. Learn how to develop a business plan for a Brazilian company going abroad and for a foreign company entering in Brazil.
11. Learn about the most important aspects of being a successful manager in multicultural and transnational companies.

Class Credits: 4

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PROGRAM
1.THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
1.1 World of Business – Why study International Management
1.2 International Management Topics: International Business;
1.3 Why companies go international; players in international business;
1.4 International Operations and Control Systems in Multinational Companies; SWOT and PEST models

2.BRAZIL - HISTORICAL, ETHNIC AND ECONOMIC FORMATION
2.1 Geo-Politics of Brazil
2.2 Historical, Cultural and Ethnic formation of Brazil
2.3 Business in Colonial Period, Slavery in Brazil, Brazilian Empire, Brazil Republic: Old Republic, New Republic
2.4 Development cycles in Historic timeline;
2.5 The Brazilian People – Ethnic formation – Immigration and cultural heritage.

3.CROSS-CULTURAL THEORIES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS– BRAZILIAN NATIONAL AND BUSINESS CULTURE
3.1 Cultural Challenge and Cross cultural Management
3.2 Cross-Cultural Theories and Models – Trompenaars, Hofstede, Global
3.3 Brazilian National Culture – Hofstede in Brazil – Interpretation of cultural dimensions in Management.
3.4 Cross-cultural Adjustment Model - International Manager training process
3.5 Research in Business using cross-cultural Models – Consumers and Business culture in Brazil

4.JURIDICAL AND REGULATORY SYSTEMS – BRAZILIAN AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS IN SOCIAL, BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC
4.1 World juridical systems – Coded Law, Common Law, Muslim Law, Customary Law
4.2 Regulatory Systems in Brazil – Civil, Social and juridical systems
4.3 Brazilian System Economic regulation – Accounting and Financial regulation - Actors of Regulation
4.4 Inequality reduction and Social Programs in Brazil.
4.5 Ethics, transparency and corruption control in Brazil
4.6 Regulatory system in Labor, Health, Education and Retirement – Last developments.
4.7 Privatization Model adopted in Brazil – Regulatory Agencies

5.DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL - MERCOSUL
5.1 Social/ Economic view of Latin America and Brazil - The Mercosul
5.2 Brazilian Economic position in world economy – The G20
5.3 Brazil natural resources; Sustainability and Last Economic Developments
5.4 Brazil as a world exporter in Industry, services and agro-business
5.5 Transnational and Multinational Companies in Brazil – Foreign and Brazilian Multinationals
5.6 Vision of Opportunities for investments and FDI
5.7 Doing Business in Brazil – Tax and Fiscal systems – Major ongoing changes in deregulation
5.8 Opening a company in Brazil - Types of Business presence.
5.8 Field trips to Companies in the Sao Paulo region – According to the availability for each semester.
5.9 Group Analysis and Presentation of top Brazilian international companies

EAC0117 - 17 SDG and Business Schools

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Class Credits: 2

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EAC0119 - Economic Management of Companies

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0120 - Auditing of Information Systems

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Class Credits: 2

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EAC0124 - Enterprise Resource Systems

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Class Credits: 2

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EAC0129 - Advanced Topics in Management Accounting

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Class Credits: 4

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EAC0131 - Contemporary Topics in Auditing

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Class Credits: 2

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EAC0153 - Public Sector Accounting

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Class Credits: 4

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