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Introduction to International Business
INTL BUSINESS
CLASS CODE: B 380 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Explores international business, trade, foreign investment, and the challenges confronting U.S. firms in international environments. Analyzes how marketing, production, finance, and human resource management are affected by cultural, political, economic, and legal differences.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A comprehensive overview of international business designed to provide a global perspective on international trade and direct investment. Reviews international cultural, political, legal and economic environments and their effect on marketing, production, finance and human resource management strategy.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Each successful student will Increase their Global Literacy in the following areas:
1. Sensitivity to cross-cultural issues in communication and business practices.

2. Awareness of the impact of political, legal, and economic environments on international business strategy.

3. Understanding of the basics of the International Monetary System and foreign exchange markets.

4. Understanding of the basics of international trade and investment.

5. Familiarity with different types of international organizations.

6. Analyzing and assessing production, service, and marketing opportunities internationally.

Students will enhance their technological literacy by conducting a significant amount of research via the world-wide web.

Successful completion of the team project will also give students the opportunity to polish their problem-solving, project management, teamwork and written and oral communication skills.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001