IBUS 311

International Business Environment and Operations

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course addresses the major features of the global business environment (economic, cultural, legal and political) and the international business theory and practice needed to operate and compete successfully in the global economy. Case studies focus on key decision areas in international management, marketing, purchasing, finance and production.

Learning outcomes


  • To become critically familiar with international business resources.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills applicable to a successful career in international business.
  • To learn from and evaluate the experience of practitioners as they approach and operate in the global marketplace.
  • To understand and the theory and practice of international business, and apply them in real world situations.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 8: Global Perspective

  • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
  • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
  • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.