This course focuses on strengthening your understanding of the major issues and challenges involved in
the leadership of businesses in Asia.
There will be a special focus on business strategy and the styles of management of firms headquartered
in Japan, North America and Europe.
Among the topics will be the unique political, economic, social and cultural influences on managing
Asian operations, issues related to corporate governance and ownership, entrepreneurship and
The course will be conducted seminar-style with presentations and discussions based on assigned
readings, case studies, video segments, projects, experiential class activities, case stadies and research
Message to those taking this Course:
A challenging, innovative course that examines the business approaches of countries in this region.
Students call this an eye-opening course.
Be prepared for a challenging, rigorous course. This course attracts a large number of Keio’s top
students from every faculty and exchange students from around the world. No background in business
is required. There is substantial opportunity for student interaction and collaboration.
Evaluation based on successful completion of assignments and projects, participation and on-time
attendance, and an examination. In the event of unavoidable absence, please contact another student
for assignments and be prepared for the next class. All assignments must be typed and no late papers