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BUS 181 - Introduction to International Business

Credits: 5
Survey of topics related to international business and trades. Introduces students to the international business environment, trade theories, the basics of international monetary and political systems, and the effects of legal, political and cultural forces on the global economy.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the process of globalization; what causes it and its effects.
  2. Identify the components of culture and describe its impact on international business.
  3. Describe various political, economic, and ethical systems that exist in the global business environment.
  4. Explain the basics of international trade and foreign direct investment.
  5. Summarize the basics of regional economic integration, and identify the key regional economic bodies in the world today.
  6. Discuss the various aspects of international financial markets and international monetary systems.
  7. Explain how to quote currencies in teh foreign exchange market.
  8. Discuss international business strategies and opportunities.
  9. Evaluate market entry strategies for companies involved in international business.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate leadership competencies and teamwork skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that most often occur in the modern workplace.
  2. Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to business stakeholders, both orally and in writing.      
  3. Describe the basics of strategic planning and creative problem solving.
  4. Explain the methods for organizing and delegating work.
  5. Discuss self-management skills related to areas such as goal setting, self-esteem, and problem solving.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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