Introduction to International Business

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Course Description:
This course is designed as an overview of the principal aspects of conducting international business. Domestic and international business characteristics are compared, and international political and legal environments are studied. Topics include: International trade theory, foreign exchange, export and import strategies, negotiations and diplomacy, and human resource management in the global marketplace.

Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Introduction to Global Business: Understanding the International Environment & Global Business Functions (2nd Edition), Gaspar, Cengage, ISBN: 9781305919198


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:              

  • International Economics: The Framework for Business      
  • The World Marketplace: Business without Borders      
  • Global Business Ethics and Social Responsibility: Doing Well by Doing Good  
  • International Business Communication: Creating and Delivering Messages that Matter   
  • Business Formation: Choosing the Form that Fits      
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Economic Rocket Fuel             
  • Accounting: Decision Making by the Numbers      
  • Finance: Acquiring and Using Funds to Maximize Value      
  • Financial Markets: Allocating Financial Resources             
  • Entrepreneurship Marketing: Building Profitable Customer Connections      
  • International Product and Promotion: Creating and Communicating Value      
  • Distribution and Pricing: Right Product, Right Person, Right Place, Right Price
  • Global Management, Motivation, and Leadership: Bringing Business to Life      
  • Human Resource Management: Building a Top-Quality Workforce
  • Management Information, Technology, and Operations Management


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today‚Äôs global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize the dynamic global business environment of taking risks and making profits.  

Document how international economics affects businesses.  The creation and distribution of wealth will be discussed.

Critique competing in global markets.  

Validate pertinent steps with starting and operating a small business.

Determine pertinent international considerations of management, leadership and employee empowerment.

Select pertinent human resources functions: To include, motivating employees to produce quality goods and services.  

Support international marketing practices: Such as, developing customer-oriented marketing plans and implementing them.   

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Tests, Quizzes, Homework



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes, up to 40%

Test (includes midterm and final), up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%

Participation, up to 20%



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