This course provides an introduction to international business and its environment. Focus will be on international business issues such as comparative environmental frameworks, trade and investment, foreign exchange market, business-government relationships and managing global business functions.
- Comparative Environmental Frameworks.
- Trade and Investment theories.
- Global Financial Environment: Foreign Exchange Markets.
- International Business-Government relationships.
- Tactical Operations Alternatives: Country evaluation, collaborative and control strategies.
- International business operations: marketing, export strategies, human resource management.
Methods of Instruction
Combinations of lectures, supplementary materials & presentations and class presentations.
Means of Assessment
|Midterm exams: (2+)
|Term Case Presentation
|Assignment(s) and Quiz(zes)
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe the cultural, political and legal environments facing business internationally;
- analyze trade theories as they pertain to government influence, economic integration, cooperative agreements and foreign direct investment;
- describe foreign-exchange market and exchange rates;
- evaluate international business negotiations and diplomacy;
- analyze tactical alternatives in international operations;
- evaluate the management of international business functions.
Completion of 45 credits and BUSN 1210 (C or higher) OR Instructor permission
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