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COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 381
COURSE TITLE: International Business
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Daniel Kim
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of international business,helping business leaders' see opportunities and manage challenges in the international marketplace. The course will cover legal, technical, cultural, and political environments. It will also present the fundamentals of international trade theory, foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, the mechanism of foreign exchange market and global capital market, and latest trade issues and agreements. Classroom activities and assignments are designed to integrate and apply frameworks, models, tools, and concepts to enable sound strategic choices.

Prerequisites: BUSI 200

REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Hill, C. (2014). International Business: Competing in the global marketplace (10th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education
  • Reading materials: Case Studies, Newspaper & Magazines, Academic Journals
MARK DISTRIBUTION:
Individual Assignments 10%
Group Assignments 25%
Midterm Exam 1 25%
Midterm Exam 2 30%
Participation 10%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Understanding conceptual and analytical framework for international business
  • Understanding the role of multinationals in the global economy
  • Foreign market entry and expansion strategies: exploiting and developing competitive advantages overseas
  • Acquire abilities to develop international strategic plans
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Course Overview
  • Globalization
  • National Difference in Political Economy
  • Differences in Culture
  • International Trade Theory
  • The Political Economy of International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade
  • The International Monetary System
  • The Global Capital Market
  • Global Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics
  • Current Issues in International Business
  • FDI investment briefing and Reviews


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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