International Business (INTB)

 
 
 

Major + Minor Courses

INTB B200 Introduction to International Business 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers in an international setting. It also aims at equipping students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound business decisions in international setting.  It covers the international business environment, dealing with topics such as national differences in political economy and culture, international trade, exchange rates, intellectual property rights and other topics which affect the international business operations. It also focuses on the individual firm strategies, covering foreign direct investment, firm market entry strategies, financial and other business decisions that the successful multinationals need to make.  

INTB B305 International Economics 3 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Prerequisites: ECON B205, ECON B206; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B305

INTB B310 Law for International Business 3 crs.

This course discusses basic legal principles of engaging in business transactions subject to the law of foreign jurisdictions, and processes available and rules that apply to the solutions of international business problems.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205; junior standing

Cross-listing: LGST B310

INTB B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B315

INTB B325 International Financial Management 3 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities that arise when trade and investment take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and international investments.

Prerequisites: FIN B300; junior standing

Cross-listing: FIN B325

INTB B330 International Marketing 3 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B330

INTB B335 Economic Development 3 crs.

This course considers the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Prerequisites: ECON B205, ECON B206; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B335

INTB B340 Strategic Management in Emerging Markets 3 crs.

This course focuses on competing in the unique context of emerging markets (EMs) and the opportunities and challenges facing local as well as foreign companies that operate therein. The course considers local emerging market companies as well as established multinationals operating in EMs, and across a range of industries, to better understand the linkage between EMs and competitive dynamics. The course emphasizes managerial challenges facing companies that operate (or intend to operate) in EMs, and the means by which companies can address these challenges.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B340

INTB B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205, MGT B245, MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listings: MGT B370, MKT B370

INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy 3 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Prerequisites: INTB B200, FIN B300, MGT B245MKT B280; junior standing

INTB B493 Special Topics in International Business 3 crs.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B499 Independent Study in International Business 3 crs.

Prerequisite: Junior standing, overall GPA of 2.0

See description in College of Business overview