IB syllabus summer 2011

IB syllabus summer 2011 - Business Management 430...

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Business Management 430 Introduction to International Business Summer Term, 2011 Class time: M, W; 9:30 am to 12:15 pm; 120 TNRB Professor Assistant Kristie K. Seawright Dave Howe B-356 C ASB dave.c.howe@gmail.com 801-422-3967 425-999-1897 kseawright@byu.edu Office hours: M, W 12:45-2:15 Or by appointment Course Objectives: At the completion of this course students will be able to: 1. articulate an overview of current international business patterns, with an emphasis on what makes international business different from domestic business; 2. explain and evaluate some of the social systems within countries as they affect the conduct of business from one country to another; 3. make decisions based upon some major theories explaining international business transactions and the institutions influencing the activities of global companies; 4. analyze some of the risks and benefits of international transactions and trade; and 5. formulate and evaluate alternatives for overall corporate policies and strategies that accommodate global operations. Textbook: International Business: Environments and Operations , by Daniels, Radebaugh, and Sullivan; Thirteenth Edition, Prentice Hall. Some cases, assignments, and worksheets will be available on BlackBoard.
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Course Schedule—we will allow for a little flexibility Date Topic Readings Due M, 6/20 Course Introduction Introduction to International Business Country Analysis Ch. 1: pp. 5-6; 16-17; 19 (Why Int’l Business Differs) - 22 W, 6/22 Introduce Decisions Exercises (DE) Political Environment Ch. 3: pp. 91-107 Prepare Current Event (CE) Worksheet: Political and Legal Environment Prepare Case: China— Complicated Risks, Big Opportunities, pp 88-91 Wed 6/22 to Mon 6/27 at 8:00 am Quiz #1 on BlackBoard (no notes, no books, no other materials, no help from others) M, 6/27 Legal Environment Intellectual Property Rights Economic Environment Ch 3: pp. 108-123 Ch. 4: pp. 134-160 Prepare Case: Crime That Pays, pp. 124-128 CE #1 Worksheet: Economic Environment W, 6/29 Economic Environment Foreign Exchange Globalization and Society Ch. 4: pp. 160-169 Ch. 10: pp. 352-376, 380-382 Ch. 1: pp. 7-14 Ch. 5: pp. 191 (bottom) -200 Prepare Case: Meet the BRICs, pp. 169-173 Worksheet: Foreign Exchange Worksheet: Globalization and Society Wed 6/29 to Wed 7/6 at 8:00 Quiz #2 on BlackBoard (no notes, no books, no other materials, no help from others) M, 7/4 Holiday: Happy 4 th of July W, 7/6 Globalization and Society Geography and Demographics DE #1 due at beginning of class Prepare case: Parmalat, pp. 668- 671 CE #2 Worksheet: Geography and Demographics
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W 7/6 to M 7/1 at 8:00 am Quiz #3, on BlackBoard (no notes, no books, no other materials, no
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