INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSES
International business courses give students the chance to explore how business changes across borders.
LEARNING HAS NO BORDERS
The majority of IB courses are open to students from all majors, and allow students to learn how traditional business skills like accounting and management change as they cross borders. Although a knowlege of business practices is helpful, and upper division standing is usually required, IB courses often have no course prerequisites and are accessible to students from all backgrounds.
IB 337D: CAPSTONE IN GLOBAL MANAGEMENT (Restricted to GM minors)
Restricted to students pursuing the Global Management minor. Develops students' ability to process and articulate learning from intercultural experience; develops skills in applying knowledge and strategies gained in one region/country to new cultural and geopoliticalcontexts. Satisfies the IB 137C/237D or MAN 137C/237D requirement. Typically offered in the Spring semester.
IB 350: INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Study of the principles, policies, and problems of the international exchange of goods and investments. Non-Business majors are encouraged to take the course through its EUS 348.2 cross-listing. Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Sample Syllabus | Fall 2023 Details (two sections offered)
IB 362: GLOBAL REGULATORY STRATEGY
Discover ways to manage a firm in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Explore how new technology reshapes social norms, legal rules, and society itself in different ways throughout the world. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 366: INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING & TRANSFER PRICING
Discover how to price transactions between subsidiaries of multinational corporations buying and selling goods, services, intellectual property, and other assets in light of tax obligations and other considerations. Typically offered in the Spring semester.
IB 367: STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (Restricted to BBA Students)
Restricted to Business Majors. Management of manufacturing process technology in international competition. Cross-listed as OM 367. Prerequisites: O M 334M, 235, or 235H with a grade of at least C-; O M 338; and credit or registration for O M 368. Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
IB 367C: INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT
Acquire tools for understanding culture-based motives and priorities to achieve your goals on international teams, negotiations, and partnerships. Learn how the cultural patterns of world regions and countries affect corporate management. Formerly IB 372.12. Typically offered in the Spring semester.
IB 367D: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Explore the practicalities of starting, managing, and exiting a business in a global context. Learn how entrepreneurs analyze opportunities, create business plans, raise funds, compete in a global marketplace, and manage crises through practical experience and real-world examples. Formerly IB 372.11. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 368: GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
Learn how firms organize international production, trade, and investments within global value chains across multiple countries through outsourcing and offshoring. Hear from industry experts who join the class to discuss real-world global value chain problems. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 372.13: PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT (Restricted to BBA Students)
Restricted to Business Majors. Explores contemporary management problems including: procurement and supplier management; competitive analysis and benchmarking; the purchasing role in fulfilling a firm's operational and competitive strategies; supplier evaluation, development, and relationship management; and commodity planning. Cross-listed as O M 337.3. Prerequisite: O M 334M, 235 or 235H with a grade of at least C-. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 372.14: INTRO TO GLOBAL FINANCE
Explore how international finance operates in theory, mechanics, and current events. Examine how firms react to risks posed by international developments. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 372.15: GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Explore ways for firms to enhance their strategies in the global arena by engaging with international non-market actors such as foreign governments, regulators, political parties, NGOs, and the media. Discover the tools for crafting successful, integrated firm strategies in diverse institutional and political environments. Cross-listed as BGS 374. Typically offered in the Fall semester.
IB 372.16: GLOBAL MARKETING (Restricted to BBA Students)
Gain understanding of the global business environment and how to apply this understanding to marketing strategy, including how to assess and address local and global buyers and competitors, how to select and enter foreign markets, how to best balance global and local considerations when developing the marketing mix, and how to best organize the firm for global marketing Prerequisite: MKT 337 or 337H. May be counted toward the Global Cultures flag requirement. May count towards IB elective hours.
IB 376: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (Restricted to BBA Students)
Restricted to Business Majors. Explore the international financial environment, focusing particularly on factors affecting exchange rates and how rate changes affect the firm. Cross-listed as FIN 376. Prerequisite: FIN 357 or FIN 357H. Consent of instructor required. Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (IB 320F)
For non-Business majors. Learn the fundamentals of international trade and the international economy and explore international dimensions of management, marketing, finance, human resource management, and the theoretical, institutional, and functional foundations of international business.
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