BUSI_2701D Winter 2012

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: wade_rose@carleton.ca 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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2 Grading Scheme: Individual Assignment #1 20% Assignment #2 20% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 40% Total 100% Your final course grade will be a weighted average of each of the grading scheme components. Please ensure that all submissions include name and student number. Assignment #1: Each student will submit a country analysis into the Assignment #1 Dropbox in WebCT by 1:00 pm on 3 February. Detailed requirements for the assignment will be posted on WebCT. Assignment #2: Each student will submit a company analysis of a firm with international operations into the Assignment #2 Dropbox in WebCT by 1:00 pm on 30 March. Detailed requirements for the assignment will be posted on WebCT. If the midterm is missed due to medical reasons and a medical certificate completed by a physician is provided to the instructor, the weight of the midterm will be added to the final exam. Communications with Instructor:
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