IB350 Syllabus Fall 2008

IB350 Syllabus Fall 2008 - International Business 350...

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International Business 350 Fall 2008 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Linda Gerber OFFICES: CBA 6.442 OFFICE HOURS : Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM and by appt. PHONES: 471-5480 (e-mail is better for messages) E-Mail : [email protected] TA: Renata Morato de Castro OFFICE: CBA 4.304A – Space D OFFICE HOURS: Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon and Thursdays 1:30 – 3:00 PM E-mail: [email protected] REQUIRED MATERIALS Text: Global Business Today , Fifth Edition , Charles W.L. Hill, Irwin McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2008. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073210544/information_center_view0/ Map: 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). Course Materials: Materials for this class are available through Blackboard ( http://courses.utexas.edu ) 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. A preprinted course packet is not available for this course because the material will be expanded and updated. Because important course updates and communication will be made via e-mail, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you have a current official UT e-mail address!!!!!!!! You should go to the UT directory right now ( http://www.utexas.edu/directory/ ) and make sure that the e-mail address listed there is the one you want to use to obtain course material. If it is incorrect, use UT Direct ( https://utdirect.utexas.edu/utdirect/ ) to change your official e- mail address. You will be responsible for any course information sent to that e-mail address. Naturally, you should also check your e-mail regularly. COURSE OBJECTIVES 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 v. 1 created August 24, 2008 1
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globalization. The topics in the class have been selected to address both theoretical and practical dimensions of the global economy. The course has the following specific objectives: 1. To give you the basic tools to understand the global economy and the business environments of individual countries. These tools include:
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