This lesson teaches students about global trade, with a focus on ethics. First, use the Discussion Guide (found in Task 1) to teach students about this concept. Then, use the ethical case study and response questions (found in Task 3) to assess their understanding. This activity allows students to understand the ethical implications of global trade and weigh the value of profit vs. employee well-being. A full lesson module related to this concept can be found on the MBA Learning Center. Visit mba.instructure.com and search for "EC:016" in the Commons.
Students will explore vacation destinations around the world to develop an understanding of global trade, comparative advantage, exchange rates, and the value of the dollar in other countries. Each team will conduct thorough research of multiple vacation destinations and then select one that team members believe would be an unusual, educational, and highly economical destination for student groups. The team will then develop a website, digital poster, or other deliverable that creatively explains its recommended vacation destination, the exchange rate, two examples of comparative advantage that the destination country enjoys, and expenses incurred during the week-long vacation. The attached project document (found in the Resource Library) includes step-by-step instructions, templates, briefings, resources, and rubrics to help in executing this project. A PowerPoint to help introduce the project is also available in the Resource Library. Driving Question: What would be the most economical, unique, and educational travel destination for students? Timeframe: 2 weeks
This lesson focuses on the current business trend of how the global economy affects domestic businesses and how this trend impacts the workplace. First, use the report to teach the concept to students and to find classroom implications. Then, lead the class in discussion and activities. A downloadable document of the action brief can be found in the Resource Library. For more action briefs such as this one, visit mbastatesconnection.mbaresearch.org and select "Action Briefs" under "Curriculum/Instruction."