BUSI_2701D Winter 2012 - BUSI 2701D Fundamentals of...

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1 BUSI 2701D Fundamentals of International Business Winter 2012 Class: Fridays, 2:35 pm – 5:25 pm, AT 301 Instructor: Wade Rose, PhD Office: 925 DT Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Fridays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Text: International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, 8 th edition, Charles W.L. Hill, Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2011. Course Description: International business is an aspect of human enterprise which 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 off-shore firm, you are affected by the laws, agreements and institutions which 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. Course Restrictions: Open to all students except Bachelors of International Business students. Course Prerequisites: n/a
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