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1 SUNY-BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY School of Management Course Syllabus IBUS311-A0: Intro to International Business Spring 2011 Instructor: Professor Xiujian Chen Lecture: MW 9:40 – 10:40AM, S1-149 Discussion: A 01 – A 06, SW-313 A 07, FA 244 Office Hours: T 9:30 – 12:30PM or by appointment Phone: Ext. 777-3437 Office: AA250 E-mail: [email protected] Blackboard: Welcome aboard! This syllabus should answer the most common questions that you may have as a member of the learning experience that we will go through together in IBUS 311. 1. WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT THIS COURSE? IBUS 311 is designed to complement the J-Core functional 311 courses by providing a global perspective to the main subfields of management (including OPM 311 which is part of the S-Core). Managerial decisions do not occur in a vacuum; they are embedded within and influenced by the wider institutional framework of society and transnational arrangements. Today, international transactions as part of business are the norm. Even purely domestic firms have to deal with international issues, be it in the form of imported supplies or foreign competitors. It is therefore imperative for students pursuing a degree in management and accounting to understand global aspects of business and their implications for managerial decisions. Participation in the course also fulfills the “O” component of the University’s GenEd requirements. The “O” part of the course will emphasize key aspects of communication in the business context – listening to and responding to others’ comments, delivering presentations, and writing memos and brief research reports. 2. WHAT TEXTS WILL WE BE USING? a. The course will use the text of Global by Peng , 2010 and BCOM by Lehman/Dufrene, both published by Cengage Learning. The BU bookstore has the bundled Global and BCOM with the ISBN 1111993459. It is highly recommended to purchase a new text. b. Blackboard: Not checking it regularly is like playing in a piano competition with only 3 fingers on each hand. c. Highly recommended: (1) Wall Street Journal . You can purchase a student subscription at a much reduced price from the instructor. Reading a business magazine regularly will enhance your understanding and help your studies. (2) Carnegie, D. How to win friends and influence people. A classic on personal communication. 3. WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES? Successful completion of the course will enable students (1) To become knowledgeable about the global environment of business, capable of discussing differences and trends in the institutional set-up and articulate their relevance for business. (2)
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