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DGS 260 - International Business

5 Credits
A multidisciplinary study of the forces that shape and define global commerce. This course explores and analyzes the business and social impact of globalization and the inter-relationships among geography, culture, government and economics as they relate to the major business and trade functions in a global marketplace. Specific focus on the winners and losers of globalization with an in-depth look at issues such as access to education, political systems, resources, markets, human rights, child labor, poverty and other development factors that affect international trade policy and the ability of all countries and peoples to participate in the global economy.

Course Note Cross listed with BUSN 205

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day
Winter Online
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Students interested in business, international and global issues, meets social science distribution area 1 and D/G requirement.
Active Date 20190625T13:35:51

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
  • Social, political and business perspective is incorporated into each topic
  • An Overview of International Business
  • Global Marketplaces and Business Centers
  • Legal, Technical, and Political Forces
  • The Role of Culture
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in International Business
  • National differences in political economy and culture
  • International trade theory (fair trade and free trade).
  • Foreign direct investment -Formulation of Nation Trade Policies
  • The Foreign Exchange Market and international money systems
  • Leadership and Employee Behavior in International Business
  • The strategy and organization of international business
  • Strategic alliances, exporting, importing and counter trade
  • International Marketing -International Human Resource Management
  • Pros/cons of Globalization

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain why companies engage in international business.

Explain how geography, culture, technology, political and legal systems impact international business.

Explain the difference between domestic and international business activities and how they impact international trade policies and treaties, financial markets, and business expansions into new markets.

Analyze the major policy issues, both social and cultural, and economic opportunities and challenges confronting managers in international business.

Describe how corporate leadership can contribute to developing sustainable practices in our global economy.

Evaluate the ethical impact of Corporate Social responsibility and on global issues.

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