INTB - International Business
2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
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The student is introduced to the language and terminology of international business and major international political and economic policies that affect modern international businesses. Special attention is given to fundamental concepts of international finance, accounting, law, management, and marketing.
Students participate in seminars designed to examine contemporary issues in international business. The professional seminar supplements the core and elective courses in the area of international business by focusing on issues of current and special interest. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of these seminars as electives to meet the credit-hour requirements for graduation. This course may not be completed by directed study.
The student examines aspects of accounting operations within a multinational corporate environment. Key topics of analysis include foreign exchange exposure; translation of foreign-denominated financial statements; consolidated financial statements; transfer pricing; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and related tax and regulatory issues. Comparison of United States and foreign practices in areas such as financial standards and reporting, auditing, and performance measurements is examined. Prerequisite: BUSN 5600, or BUSN 5200, or equivalents.
This course surveys trends and practices that are part of the process of adjudication across national boundaries. Students study the interrelationships among countries as these affect individuals and business organizations attempting to operate internationally. Course content focuses on transnational business activities.
Course content focuses on the development of management skills related to multinational business. Students examine the issues of operating in a foreign country or across national boundaries and how management theory and practice in an international setting differ from those in the United States.
Students examine the globalization process from basic export/import modes to global consortia, and the operational and strategic requirements of businesses initiating global operations. The economics of international trade and finance, the relation of capital flows and commercial R&D to economic and productivity growth, and the influence of company allocative decisions on competitive performance are examined. Course content focuses on strategic management of global operations and strategies associated with the functions of organization, production, marketing, financial management, human resources development, R&D, communication (EDI, SQL), and control.
Globalization is the process of integrating national economies, political structures, and cultures into a worldwide interdependent system. This course studies the two views of this topic: globalization and anti-globalization through various arguments presented by the "globalists" and the "skeptics". The contemporary politics of globalization will be explored in terms of their impact globalization has on world markets, the insecurities of those markets, and the development of business in the globalized market.
Students examine the theories, policies, and instruments (tariffs, quotas) of international trade and consider trade integration. Course content focuses on international trade, trade policy, the foreign exchange, and balance of payments in international trade. Theories and policies of direct investment in foreign markets are considered.
Students examine goals, performance criteria, and policy instruments within different economic systems from the perspectives of growth, efficiency, and stability. The increasing regionalization of markets through trading blocs is examined, with particular focus on marketing in the post-1992 European community.
Selected topics and issues in international business are presented in this course. To be taken at the beginning of the program. Offered only online. Prerequisite: MAIB degree-seeking student only
Selected topics and issues in international business are presented in this course. Prerequisite: INTB 5740. MAIB degree-seeking student only. Required after the completion of 21 hours. Offered only online.
Selected topics and issues in international business are presented in this course. Prerequisite: MAIB degree-seeking student only. To be taken concurrently with the last course in the program. Offered only online.
Current and significant issues in international business are examined. Course content focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.
The student examines and compares European and United States economic thought in the context of the transformation of Europe and the United States from agrarian and commercial economies to modern industrial states.
Course content focuses on the theories critical to Japan's emergence as an industrial state and compares the history and development of contemporary economic thought in Japan to that of the United States.
The student studies demographic, technical, social, political, and business changes in twentieth-century Europe, with a focus on the interrelationship of these factors since 1945.
Students examine the integration of economic, political, and business decisions in the post-World War II Asian economy and the development of the current Asian economy.
Course content focuses on the major economic problems growing out of the employment relationship and the approaches that United States and European industries and unions have taken in resolving them.
Students analyze modern theories of development and development policy and the relationship of these to the theories of location, trade, investment, and economic planning in Third World countries.
Students study the business language and culture of a country other than the United States in order to facilitate business communication in that nation. French, German, Spanish, or Japanese may be studied.
The student applies the principles learned from prior international business courses to selected case studies and research, with practical solutions to typical international business problems. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.
Current and significant issues in international business are examined. Course content focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. This course includes a mandatory short -term travel component.