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Syllabus Introduction to International Business Course: BUSI 4344; Sec 070 Introduction to International Business Term: Fall Term 2016, Tarleton State University Waco Course Offering, (9:00-2:00 Sat) Instructor: Wayne C. Hampton, MBA Contact: Phone: 254-717-2402; Email: [email protected]; Office Hours: Sat AM Text: Wild, John; Wild, Kenneth (2016). “International Business: The Challenges of Globalization” . 8 th Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN13: 9780133866247 Course Summary This course is an integrative approach to international business from a managerial perspective focusing on both conceptual and empirical issues arising from globalization of markets, production, and corporations. As a survey course, emphasis will be placed on the impact and dynamics of sociocultural, demographic, economic, technological, and political-legal factors in the foreign-trade environment. Topics include patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, and operation procedures of the multi-national enterprise. Course Scope This course is a study of the problems and possibilities of doing business in an international context. Topics include possible forms of foreign business involvement; the international monetary system and foreign exchange markets; multinational firm strategies related to finance, marketing, personnel, and production; the impact of cultural and political differences on the business environment. General Objectives This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the International business environment with the use of basic business principles: These include: 1) to provide students majoring in world business management with a foundation in the basic concepts and practices of business as it is conducted anywhere in the world; 2) to provide particular expertise in one or more functional specialties as it relates to world business, to prepare students to think creatively and to exercise critical judgment in making decisions; 3) to provide non-majors with a
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