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GSCM 602. Financing Global Supply Chain. 3 Credit Hours.

In 1973 world merchandise exports were a mere $579 billion, by 2010 the figure was $14.851 trillion. The advent of globalization and the economic development of emerging countries have created nothing short of a revolution in the physical supply chain. This course will examine the developments and opportunities of the parallel but critically important flow of funds that support the flow of goods. The course will be delivered relying heavily on cases and group discussion. Specifically the course will look into current knowledge and trends in the following areas: International trade finance (Letters of Credit, bills of lading, export insurance, export factoring, forfeiting, export credit agencies); international cash management; Insurance, credit risk and risk management; capital investment decisions related to the global supply chain; and sources and strategies of supply chain finance.