About This Course
Business and governments are like Siamese twins. Ronald Reagan used to joke that Government never allows any rest for the business: if it moves, it is taxed, if it still moves, it is regulated and if it does not move it is subsidized. On the other hand, the critics of business maintain that many businesses also do not give peace to the government because they make profit not in the factories and shops but in the corridors of power. This love-hate relationship between the business and the government is no longer confined within of boundaries of nation-states. Business is today a part of the global village. The stakeholders of business are no longer docile; they also want a share of the pie. The challenges and opportunities of business can no longer be analysed in isolation. There is a constant tug of war between business on the one end and the government, international institutions and stakeholders at all levels at the other end. The course aims at explaining 3 things.  Opportunities and threats for businesses arising from global, national and local business environments  Interaction between business and political, economic, social, technological, and legal environment  Appreciation of business environment in Bangladesh.
Identify opportunities and threats to a business arising from business environment
Analyse the rise and fall of jute trade and industry in Bangladesh
Understand how business laws, policies, rules and regulations are formulated
Appreciate legal, social and ethical responsibilities of business
Learn how business can modify and adjust to business environment.