1 CARLETON UNIVERSITYSPROTTSCHOOLOFBUSINESS BUSI2701D 2019-WINTER FUNDAMENTALSOFINTERNATIONALBUSINESS Instructor: Jeremy Brzozowski Office: TBD Office Hours: TBD Email: [email protected]Course meets: Wednesday 14:35 –17:25 Room: TBD Pre-requisites & precluded Courses: 2ndyear standing.Course Calendar description from the 2018/2019 University calendar: Introduction to the context and operation of international business. Topics include international trade theory, trade agreements and blocs, international finance, global marketing, international human resource management and global strategy.Course Description: International business is an aspect of human enterprise that impacts most people, governments and institutions around the world. Whether you are a consumer of a product imported from a foreign nation, the government of a developing country hoping to create jobs through investment from a multinational corporation, or a domestic company suddenly experiencing competition from an offshore firm, you are affected by the laws, agreements and institutions that govern international business. This course will examine the conceptual and practical aspects of international business and the management of firms operating in an international environment. Topics will include international trade theory, the international business environment, trade agreements and regional economic integration, and global strategy and marketing. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand why countries and businesses engage in international trade. 2. Understand the economic, legal, political and cultural aspects of the environments in which multinational businesses operate. 3. Become familiar with regional economic organizations / agreements such as the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement, and International Trade Organizations such as the World Trade Organization. 4. Understand how basic business functions (e.g. marketing) are affected when operations involve multiple countries and cultures.