This class was tough.
As an international business major, this class is integral in learning how to appropriately analyze countries before launching business there. In this class you will go through extensive analysis of every aspect of a country (red tape, investments, cultural acceptance, language, growth of other foreign businesses) in order to get a good, almost real-world feel, of entering a foreign country with your business.
A highlight of the course was the term project. We were required to group into 3s and select one of the companies presented to us. We also had to choose three different countries we were interested in, and start by examining that country and present our findings in a research paper. Then we had to choose which country would be best to host our business. After choosing the country, we had to research the business. Having no previous knowledge besides the business name, we then found out the pros and cons of the country chosen. We still had to work with our choice and recommend the best mode of entry for the business: greenfield, brownfield, etc. Afterwards we had to create a third term paper proposing the startup from every aspect and present.
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Advice for students:
Be open minded. I think that assuming you know something about a place that you've actually NEVER studied in detail before can cause you to trip up on some of the more minute details about it. When faced with adversity, just reassess your choice and look for the best outcome for success.