Introduction to International Business
Course Number: BA 203
Transcript Title: Intro to International Bus
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 6, 2016
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Introduces globalization and the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments of international business including an overview of risks, challenges, and competitive opportunities in the global marketplace. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
- Analyze how economic theories relate to international trade and investment.
- Communicate effectively using a basic international business vocabulary.
- Identify and understand therelevant institutions and processes of international trade.
- Evaluate the nature of the international business environment, its framework and cultural diversity.
- Recognize and critically analyze global issues that may impact business.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Class participation and discussion
- Case study analysis (oral and written)
- Current event articles
- Individual and/or group projects
- Research papers
- Class presentations
- Quizzes and/or chapter questions
Course Activities and Design
- Assigned readings
- Quizzes and/or examinations
- Case studies
- Group work
- Business-related projects
- Research projects
- Written research papers
- Discussion of concepts, principles of international business
- Supplemental films
- Guest speakers
- Oral presentations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts & Issues:
- Planning, Organizing and Controlling
- Responsibility and Accountability
- Critical Thinking
- Effective Written and Oral Communications
- Team Work
- Ethical Conduct
Competencies and Skills
- Identify some of the problems of large multi-national and small importer-exporter firms.
- Recognize how management operates within the framework of diverse financial systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how international firms must adapt to the changing international business-government relationships.
- Demonstrate familiarity with corporate policy and strategy used in international operations.
- Recognize various aspects of International Marketing.
- Identify the concerns of a more functional orientation in an international setting.
- Learn a basic international business vocabulary and become familiar with institutions and process of international trade.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the international business environment, its framework and cultural diversity.