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MBA 541 - Global Business Plan Project Resource Guide

This project template is designed to provide the foundation for an international business plan.

Phase Three: Organizing for Global Business Activities


This phase is designed to help you research and design the organizational structure for your global enterprise. Each section in this guide contains a research component or goal that will help you build your Global Business Plan for MBA 541. Resources to accomplish these goals are recommended. The guided "Pro-tips" will help you navigate some of the highlighted databases and websites.

As always, if you have any questions about the content in this guide, please ask a librarian. For more information about this project, please refer to your online course shell. Please direct any questions about assignment expectations or requirements directly to your instructor. 


Section One

Selecting a Company Structure

Suggest objectives and an organizational framework for global business operations.

Recommended Resources:

Refer to information found in your Module 7 readings.

Section Two

Financing Sources for Global Business Operations

Project start-up costs and funding sources for international operations

Recommended Resources:


On the International Trade Administration’s website, financing information can be found in the Country Commercial Guides under "Selling US Products and Services." This should also include websites for additional research. 

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Section Three

Creating a Global Management Information System

Identify needed databases and information systems to facilitate international business activities.

Recommended Resources:

Refer to information found in your Module 8 readings.

Section Four

Identifying Human Resources for Global Business Activities

Gather information on needed personnel for operating an international enterprise

Recommended Resources:

Previous course readings, as well as the following databases--


When searching in EBSCO and ProQuest Databases (like those listed above) it is best to use keywords. Here are some keywords that will help you search this topic: “human resources” or HR ; global or international ; business ; culture ; employee. You can combine these terms with your country name, industry, or product to perform a narrower search

Section Five

Managing International Financial and Business Risks

Identify methods for reducing global business risks

Recommended Resources:

Previous course readings, along with the following databases--


If you have been following the guidance in this research template so far, you should have identified a number of risks or issues associated with doing business in your chosen country. Use the risks you’ve identified in these assessments and apply them to a broader search about managing global business risks. When searching, combine search terms with concepts and ideas you’ve learned in your course readings.