Metropolitan State University

IBUS 490 : Doing Business Internationally

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: IBUS 311 International Business Environment and Operations AND
IBUS 312 International Political Economy AND
IBUS 350 Legal Aspects of International Business  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course will bring together the full range of factors influencing companies doing business across borders that were covered in the required IBUS 311, IBUS 312 and IBUS 350 courses - globalization, political economies, culture, ethics, legal systems, trade, investment, currency issues, market entry, production, logistics and marketing - and apply them to management decision-making in national and regional operating environments around the world. The syllabus may be modified at short notice to accommodate current world events impacting the international business environment.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/10/2011 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. To develop a more thorough understanding of the competitive drivers (political, technological, market, cost) that are pushing domestic firms to internationalize their operations.
  2. To develop the practical research skills needed to critically analyze and apply international data to help make better management decisions and to create an investment or marketing plan for a firm operating in an increasingly global business environment.
  3. To evaluate international business management practices in terms of their effectiveness in trade and investment strategies.
  4. To illustrate and apply theoretical principles and empirical evidence of company practices when doing business internationally, with particular reference to major world market/sourcing/ investment regions: The European Union; Latin America; East, South East and South Asia; Others as needed (student choice).
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information