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This course introduces the fundamental theoretical concepts in international economics,
including international trade and investment, industrial and economic restructuring,
and technological change and innovation. Other topics include economic geography,
spatial economics and the principles of locational choice for multinational firms.
This course studies the economic principles in trade and investment among nations.
More specifically, topics such as the international exchange and balance of payments,
the scope and significance of international investment and capital movements, and
the basics of international financial accounting and reporting are explored.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the aspects of cultural differences
among peoples in different countries that significantly affect managing businesses,
communicating and marketing products or services in the global economy through the
study of major economic regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on the role of managers
as leaders, negotiators and facilitators in the international business environment.
The course covers various areas of knowledge, theories and applications of organizational
behavior and human resource management in the global arena. Topics include leadership
and organizational styles in different cultures, motivational techniques, managing
human resources and cross-cultural training, preparing expatriates for foreign deployment,
compensation and related problems in international business, and country-specific
factors affecting foreign placement of company personnel.
This course emphasizes the financial issues that multinational enterprises face. Topics
include risk management, financing and investment decisions.
This course is a study of how international business variables affect the marketing
process. Emphasis is placed on the mechanics and strategies of international marketing,
including export and non-export entry modes. The course focuses on product, pricing,
promotion and distribution decisions in a global marketplace.
The course investigates international trade organizations, conferences, treaties,
export regulations, antitrust laws, securities regulations in the international environment,
the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, laws that provide protection against unfair competition
from foreign goods, and laws that provide economic relief to those affected by import
This course examines the escalating importance of international logistics and transportation
in world commerce. It emphasizes the importance of increasingly complex global supply-chain
and product distribution management. Transportation and logistics issues such as export
management and documentation, distribution and traffic management are also discussed.
This course is an advanced study in global strategic management that allows students
to apply and extend skills learned in earlier international business theoretical and
functional courses. Students relate recent innovations in international operations
management and information technology to business strategy, and integrate core management
courses in organization,leadership, strategy, marketing, accounting,finance and cross-cultural
concepts from the perspective of a business executive.
This course is a study of the accounting aspects of international business. Topics
include comparative international accounting systems, practices, reporting and taxation.
This course also includes a discussion of the need for and uses of relevant accounting
information by managers for planning, forecasting, budgeting and decision making in
a global competitive business environment.
This course covers special topics in international business that are of interest to
students and enhance students' knowledge in specific areas.
This course allows students the opportunity to apply international business knowledge
and skills in real world settings. Assignments include positions in multinational
corporations, government agencies and other institutions in the U.S. or abroad. Fieldwork
assignments will be arranged on an individual basis.
This course will provide the fundamental framework and support system needed to allow
students to formulate a proposal for a viable research study or an applied project
of equivalent scholarly rigor in the field of international business. The course perspective
is the utilization of theory to frame research questions for applied research problems
in international business. The review and critical analysis of components of applied
research designs prepare the student to be a producer and consumer of research as
a manager. Students will work closely with the instructor to investigate, formulate
and describe, in the proper format, a research study or project.
This course prepares the international business student to complete a graduate research
project. Current research is examined to identify appropriate areas of inquiry for
students entering the international business field. Prerequisite: GRA 621.
This course is a continuation of IB 620.