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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CGMS 690</span>

CGMS 690 The North American Business Environment


Certificate and Degree Credit
Business Program Area


Prerequisite(s): CGMS 200 or MGT 200 or Direct Entry
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $683.57* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


This course provides an overview of the North American business environment. It examines the cultural, political and economic environments in Canada, the US and Mexico. Trade and economic integration issues are discussed including an assessment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the potential impact on these three countries of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The course will also introduce students to the key institutions that impact trade and business activities in North America and will examine the strategies used by foreign multinational corporations in penetrating North American markets. Current and controversial issues such as trade in bulk water and a continental energy plan will also be covered. The long run international competitive position of North American firms is also examined in this course. GMS 690 is designed to provide a suitable comparative framework for understanding other regional markets and will be particularly useful for international and exchange students.

Fall 2017
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There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2017
Winter 2018
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Spring/Summer 2018
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There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2018.

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