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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 338
Course Title: International Business
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Exploration of the challenges involved in multinational and international business. Prerequisites: Junior standing, MGMT 330. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Junior standing, MGMT 330.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

International Business
By Wild & Wild (Prentice Hall)
Cases and Exercises in International Business
By Rarick (Prentice Hall)
Global Business - Student Edition
By Peng ( Cengage)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the theories of international trade, the international monetary system, and balance of payments.
  2. Explain cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political, and sociological differences among countries.
  3. Identify the strategies --modes of entry--of establishing a multinational corporation (MNC) abroad.
  4. Explain the differences between developed countries (DCs), newly industrialized countries (NICs), and less developed countries (LDCs).
  5. Explain the factors that influence organizational structures of MNCs.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:

This course may include a written and/or oral presentation component.

  • Comparative environmental framework
  • Theories and institutions: trade and investment
  • World financial environmental
  • Dynamics of international business- government relations
  • Operations: overlaying tactical alternatives
  • Operations: managing business functions internationally

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Tim Ireland Date: March 8, 2016
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 learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. 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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