Metropolitan State University

IBUS 312 : International Political Economy

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ECON 201 Macroeconomics AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
MATH 115 College Algebra and intermediate writing skills  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course provides an overview of the geopolitical and historical frameworks that directly or indirectly affect day-to-day operations and management decision making of companies doing business in an increasingly global context. Topics include: perspectives on IPE theories; international trade, finance and monetary systems; global security issues; state-market tensions; the role of multinational corporations; the IPE of economics development and of resource accessibility; and selected global problems.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. To understand the basic history, philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of modern IPE.
  2. To apply this fundamental understanding of theories, linkages and perspectives to specific topics and problems in today's IPE (e.g. LDCs; the EU; emerging markets; the Middle East).
  3. To conceptualize and evaluate the IPE of global problems (e.g. the illicit global economy; migration and tourism; TNCs; food and hunger; oil and energy; the environment) and future scenarios of the IPE.
  4. To recognize and analyze the web of relationships that tie nations and their citizens together (i.e. production and trade; monetary linkages; debt connections; security structures; roles of knowledge and technology).
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement