GEB3356

Introduction to International Business

Course Code:
GEB3356

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

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

Prerequisites:

MAN 3025

 

Instructors:

Dr. Thomas Schaefer
schaefert@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

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

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

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
  • Understanding the global business environment.
  • Learning how to manage diverse people from diverse cultures in order to achieve organizational goals.
  • Recognizing there is no "one best way" of doing so.
  • Developing the skills and competencies necessary to manage your own global careers.

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

Essays, Research Papers, Projects, Objective Tests, Homework

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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