International Business 350
Dr. Linda Gerber
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM and by appt.
(e-mail is better for messages)
Renata Morato de Castro
CBA 4.304A – Space D
Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon and Thursdays 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Global Business Today
, Charles W.L. Hill, Irwin McGraw-Hill, New
York, New York, 2008.
You will need a current map of the world. New copies of the text contain a world
map, but if this is not included you can buy one or find an updated map on-line (some
map sites are in “External links” in class Blackboard site).
Materials for this class are available through
From this site, you will be able to obtain an on-line version of all course materials other
than the text, including the syllabus and course schedule, learning aids, lecture notes,
readings, review sheets, website references, exam results, and course announcements.
You can read these materials online or print them on your own printer.
course packet is not available for this course because the material will be expanded and
Because important course updates and communication will be made via e-mail, IT IS
that you have a current official UT e-mail address!!!!!!!!
go to the UT directory right now
) and make sure that
the e-mail address listed there is the one you want to use to obtain course material.
is incorrect, use UT Direct (
) to change your official e-
You will be responsible for any course information sent to that e-mail
Naturally, you should also check your e-mail regularly.
In today’s global economy, business people must understand the relationships, institutions, and
environment that underlie international commerce.
The primary objective of IB 350 is to provide
you with an introduction to the global economy that will help you be an effective manager in
business – whether you actually work in a global corporation or not.
I hope it will also help you
to be an educated citizen, understanding the major issues impacting government policy and
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