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    International Business


Course Information

Spring 2015

  • January 21-May 5, 2015
  • MW 2:00-3:15 PM
  • ONCR 131

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International Business

All commercial transactions, including sales, investments, and transportation, that take place between two or more countries.

The world's a stage; each plays his part, and takes his share."
- Dutch Proverb -

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The course aims at providing an understanding of international business from a global and multinational management perspective. Discussion will include the environment, theories, institutions, and dynamics of international business. Focus will be given on the strategy and operations of the multinationals in a changing global economy. Both theory and practice will be discussed.

Spring 2015
BUSI 4310 International Business
Course Schedule
Please read the chapters before coming to class. Bring the text as reference.

Date Topic Chapter
Jan 21 W Globalization and International Business 1
26 M The Political and Legal Environments Facing Business 3
28 W The Political and Legal Environments Facing Business 3
Feb 2 M Governmental Influence on Trade 6
4 W The Economic Environments Facing Business 4
9 M The Economic Environments Facing Business 4
11 W The Cultural Environments Facing Business 2
16 M Ethical Issues in Business
Review for Test
18 W Test 1 (Chapters: 1,2,3,4 and 6)
23 M Global Foreign Exchange Markets 8
25 W The Determination of Exchange Rate 9
Mar 2 M Globalization and Society 11
4 W International Trade and Factor Mobility Theory 5
9 M Cross-National Cooperation and Agreements 7
11 W Cross-National Cooperation and Agreements 7
Mar 16-20 Spring Break
23 M Country Evaluation and Selection
Transformed China’s Economy
25 W Country Evaluation and Selection 13
30 M Review for Test
Apr 1 W Test 2 (Chapters 5,7,8,9,11 and 13)
6 M Export Import Strategies 14
8 W Direct Investment and Collaborative Strategies 15
13 M The Organization of International Business 16
15 W Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management 18
20 M Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management 18
22 W Marketing Globally 17
27 M Marketing Globally
Project Due in Class
29 W Left Overs and Review for test
May 4 M Test 3 (Chapters: 14-18)

Chapter schedule and material are both subject to change at any time. Please refer to this page to stay updated with the current course information.