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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 528
Course Title: International Business
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination and analysis of the importance of international trade as it applies to the business sector. Analysis of import, export, trade deficit, balance of trade and balance of payment is explored. The course gives students an understanding of how the cultural, social, political, and economic environment in different countries can affect the international competitive environment and the implications for business strategy.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.

International Business
By Ball, McCulloch, Frantz, Geringer, and Minor (McGraw Hill)
International Business
By Daniels, Radebaugh, and Sullivan (Prentice-Hall)
International Business
By Griffin and Puston (Pearson)
Course Objectives
  • Review international trade theory.
  • Examine the influence of the following environments on international business: culture, economics, political, legal, technological, and natural.
  • Examine the different forms of economic integration.
  • Develop critical thinking and analytic skills through case analysis.
    Measurable Learning Outcomes:

  • Define international business and explain how it differs from domestic business.
  • Identify and explain the different forms of economic integration and describe how each affects international business.
  • Identify the important worldwide trade organizations.
  • Describe the primary patterns used by businesses for international expansion.
  • Explain and analyze the influence of the following environments on international business: culture, economics, political, legal, technological, and natural.
  • Analyze current issues in international business.
  • Analyze major international considerations of product, pricing, promotion, branding and distribution.
  • Critique case studies in international business.

    Topical Outline: All business administration courses include a written and oral presentation component.
  • Comparative environmental framework
  • Theories and institutions: trade and investment
  • World financial environment
  • Dynamics of international business-government relations
  • Operations: overlaying tactical alternatives
  • Operations: managing business functions internationally

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Joann Wayman Date: April 16, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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