International Business

This course focuses on conducting business on a global level. Students will evaluate the history and dynamics of global industries, global competition, and global strategies and examine topics such as international cooperation among nations, national trade policies, international marketing, technology, as well as the ethical and social responsibility challenges of global businesses. The roles of various stakeholders including the international institutions such as World Trade Organization, will be analyzed. Case studies will be used to analyze the impact of complex global factors on the management of multinational operations. In soem semesters, students will have the unique opportunity to experience field research in the country of focus. This 7- to 14-day trip will expose students to culture, geography, business practices of an emerging market and to a different academic environment. Students will gain an appreciation for both formal business aspects and informal social aspects of conducting business in another country.