Course Descriptions - International Business

IBUS 287 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Examines management theory and practice as applied to business activities that cross national boundaries. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of strategic, cultural, behavioral, functional, legal, and socio-ethnical aspects of international management in a global economy with multinational business enterprises. Formerly IBUS 388.

Prerequisite: MGMT 227         3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 309 WORLD ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

This course focuses on the connections between physical, cultural, and political geography and our economies. Case studies are used to explore both natural and global economic issues.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 412 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

An economic analysis of the foundations of international trade and the impact of trade on domestic and global economies. The course includes a study of the balance of payments, world debt, exchange rates, and the international monetary system. Current issues and problems are emphasized.

Prerequisite: ECON 221, ECON 222        3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 434 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

An analysis of the international business and consumer environments and the development and implementation of marketing programs across business alternatives (e.g., direct investment, joint ventures, licensing). Topics include the roles of cultural, political, technological, economic, and legal aspects of marketing in an international environment, as well as how these affect the marketing mixes likely to be successful in various international markets.             

Prerequisite: MKCM 361 or IBUS 287    3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 444 Advanced Economies and Emerging Markets

This course focuses on the impact of advanced economies on emerging markets and vice-versa. It provides an overview of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) country classification in its World Economic Outlook surveys and reports, which divides the world into two major groups: advanced economies, and other emerging market and developing countries. It also seeks to understand the intensity of competition in emerging markets and advanced economies.

Prerequisite: IBUS 287             3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 470 Selected Topics in International Business

This is an in-depth study of a selected topic, issue, problem or trend in international business. The specific subject matter is not offered as an existing regular course or deserves more time-emphasis than is possible in a regular course. This course may be repeated once for a total of six credits.

Prerequisite: IBUS 287             3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 480 SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This seminar is a senior-level capstone course for international business students. A case study approach will be used to explore the major current issues in international business and bring together the general concepts and ethical dimensions studied in earlier coursework in the program. A capstone project requires students to examine current issues and develop critical information literacy skills.

3 Hours, 1 Semester

IBUS 490 INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This internship enables students to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the program to the real world. The International Business internship program will work closely with the Fisher Institute, Career Services, and a growing list of international companies, as well as independently placing students in several locations, in the U.S. and abroad. A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 as well as 60 credits completed is required; the internship consists of 120 hours of work.

Prerequisite: IBUS 287             3 Hours, 1 Semester

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII