Metropolitan State University

IBUS 350 : Legal Aspects of International Business

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: IBUS 311 International Business Environment and Operations or equivalent with instructor's consent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is designed to introduce some of the principles, laws, and organizations impacting international business transactions. Its primary goal is to develop an appreciation for, and understanding of, the legal and ethical issues inherent in doing business across international borders.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/14/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Understanding the risks and key legal principles impacting international business including import/export, company law, trade law, intellectual property (licensing), employment law and dispute mechanisms.
  2. Demonstrating understanding of principles and critical thinking/reasoning abilities through oral and written communications.
  3. Developing creative problem solving techniques in both individual and team settings and the ability to work without direct supervision.
  4. Developing critical thinking and reasoning skills to analyze business implications of legal decisions, legal implications of business decisions, and the ethical implications of both.
  5. Developing the ability to analyze and evaluate international legal and business issues using resources readily available to business people.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Required: Intermediate writing skills.