Course Descriptions

International Business Course Descriptions

IBA301

Principles of International Business - 3 Credits

This course familiarizes students with the multidimensional macro-environment of international business and teaches them the tools necessary for the analysis and evaluation of diverse problems within that environment. Basic principles and issues of international economics are introduced as well as global aspects of politics and culture. The different managerial functions within a multi-national firm are examined.

Prerequisite: MGT105



IBA305

International Business Law - 3 Credits

This course surveys the basic principles of government regulation of international business operations. Specific national laws and international treaties that apply to topics such as export, competition, finance, and transportation are covered. Agreements covered include the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (G.A.T.T.), The Treaty of Rome, various free trade agreements and tax treaties.

Prerequisite: BUS204, IBA301



IBA314

International Accounting & Finance - 3 Credits

This course addresses the dramatically different accounting, auditing, and financial disclosure standards that exist among countries. Such differences complicate the preparation of consolidated financial statements, the calculation of taxes, the use of ratio analysis for international comparisons, and the evaluation of performance of individual subsidiaries and managerial personnel. Managers and investors must take such differences into account and must understand the economic, cultural, and political environments in each country, which give rise to the observed differences.

Prerequisites: ACC211; FIN201; IBA301



IBA320

International Logistics - 3 Credits

This course focuses on physical distribution, sourcing activities and production in the global context. It covers management issues dealing with shipping and customs activities in different national contexts and examines the opportunities created by and the logistics of dealing with various international treaties such as GATT, NAFTA, and the Treaty of Rome. The course explores various issues arising out of the growth of international trade, which increases the volume of purchasing, global sourcing and production, and logistics activities.

Prerequisite: IBA301.



IBA325

Managing Culture and International Human Resources - 3 Credits

This course examines the role of culture in the operations of an organization. Students will explore ways to identify cultural differences and the fundamental definitions of cultural differences. Further exploration will be done on culture's impact on strategic approach, organizational structure, and different approaches to human resources. Students will learn of the new approaches toward creating international managers and team building across cultures.

Prerequisite: IBA301



IBA421

International Management - 3 Credits

This course studies the interaction between the multinational corporation, its environment, and the effect of cross-cultural behaviors on organizational performance. It analyzes the inseparable relationships between cross-cultural communications and management effectiveness. The course also covers the concept of cultural synergy, the practice of cross-cultural negotiations, cross-cultural leadership, motivation, and decision-making.

Prerequisites: IBA301; MGT105



IBA422

International Investments - 3 Credits

This course helps students conceptualize the theories of fundamental investment and understand professional techniques and practical applications of international investments. Topics include economic analysis of investing opportunities, investment instruments, financial risk and return, organization and control, and general investment strategies.

Prerequisite: FIN201; IBA301



IBA430

Introduction to Exports Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to exporting with particular focus on generating international sales for a company and how to move those goods overseas. It will include means to evaluate the match between a company's product and foreign markets; how to find and utilize information about foreign markets; creating an international market plan; means of making contacts and developing customers abroad; and typical ways to move products abroad.



IBA431

Export Management II - 3 Credits

This course is required as part of the Certificate in Export Management. The course is offered on a directed study basis at the discretion of the Director of the CEM program. Students work with the professor to develop and present an export plan for a real manufacturing company. The course requires both classroom and off campus activity with the subject company.

Prerequisite: IBA430



IBA460

Internship in International Business – 3 to 6 Credits

This course provides a student with practical experience in an international business setting. Students are placed in a setting of interest to the student with the consultation of the IBA faculty.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.



IBA490

Special Topics in International Business - 3 Credits

This course deals with selected topics of current importance in international business. The topics and course content may vary from semester to semester. Topics may be selected from the following: research projects, international capital budgeting, comparative cross-cultural behaviors and business practices, international financial markets and institutions, international distribution and transportation, custom brokerage, regional trade and competition, marketing opportunities in the European community, international financing strategy.

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

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IBA490

Special Topics in International Business - 3 Credits

This course deals with selected topics of current importance in international business. The topics and course content may vary from semester to semester. Topics may be selected from the following: research projects, international capital budgeting, comparative cross-cultural behaviors and business practices, international financial markets and institutions, international distribution and transportation, custom brokerage, regional trade and competition, marketing opportunities in the European community, international financing strategy.

Prerequisite: Senior standing.