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Course Description

International Business Operations (609)

Credits: 3


This is a multi-disciplinary course whose objectives are to enable the student to study the development and operation of the multinational firm - to become familiar with the special business and legal problems associated with establishing and managing offshore operations and engaging in international trade - to explore the relationships between business and government and the regulations of the business enterprises - to become familiar with contemporary international monetary affairs, and to analyze the cultural differences that create problems in international business operations.

Special attention is given to the motivation of multinational firms in their investments abroad and the impact of international operations on marketing, finance, operations, supply, human relations, and general management. Emphasis is placed on the development of strategies, tactics, and organizational structures for the various types of cultural environments and their effective implementation for market penetration.

Subjects covered include:





Increase Your Understanding of

• International Trade and Investment
• Global Supply Chain Management
• International Operations

Improve Your Ability to

• Market Internationally
• Manage an International Business
• Make Culturally-Aware Decisions

Texts:  "International Business - The Challenge of Global Competition" By Donald A. Ball, Wendell H. McCulloch, Jr., J. Michael Geringer, Michael S. Minor, Jeanne M. McNett, McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Subjects covered by Course 609
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