SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 11:52:35 PMBAD 63 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BAD 63Title:  INTERNATIONAL BUS  
Full Title:  International Business
Last Reviewed:3/27/2000

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled015 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the essentials of international business and the environmental forces that impact on the managerial decision process. Course examines the physical, financial, political, legal, competitive, labor, marketing, economic and sociocultural constraints and opportunities of foreign market analysis and trade management.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to environmental, economic, political & social constraints of doing business abroad; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; essentials of international management and functions.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Identify the differences between domestic, foreign and international
2.  Evaluate the opportunities and risks presented by international
   trade, competition, and foreign investment.
3.  Compare and describe the functions of international organizations
   and monetary systems.
4.  Evaluate the controllable and uncontrollable forces in a foreign
5.  Perform and develop successfully as a manager in international
   business by understanding and using foreign market assessment and
6.  Identify the importance of crosscultural understanding and develop
   a global perspective towards doing business.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The nature of international business. Its history, growth and
   development, why international business is different, how it has
   developed as a separate field of study, international trade and
   foreign investment, theories of international trade and economic
2.  The international environment. International organizations i.e., the
   United Nations, the World Bank group, international monetary fund,
   General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the European Community,
   Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The
   international monetary system and balance of payments.
3.  Foreign environments. The physical, financial, political, legal,
   competitive, labor, marketing, economic and sociocultural forces
   present in a foreign environment.
4.  How management deals with foreign environmental forces by utilizing
   market assessment and analysis, export practices and procedures,
   international marketing, East-West trade, financial management,
   production systems, and labor relations policies.
5.  Management tools. The strategic planning process, planning,
   implementation, the global planning process. Organizing. International
   division or global corporation? Characteristics of the "right"
   organization. Controlling and staffing. Management evaluation,
   subsidiary reporting. Selection, training, compensation and
   retention of foreign employees and managers. Women in international
6.  Comparisons of multinational and global corporations. American
   multinational enterprises (MNE), foreign MNE's, the MNE and its
   impact on foreign trade. Industrial espionage. Joint ventures.
   Sources of international economic and financial information.

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1.  Weekly oral/written assignments consisting of selected text
   chapter questions and/or case studies, reinforced by selected
   assignments in the student Study Guide for the text.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Donald A. Ball and Wendell H. McCulloch, Jr., Homewood, IL: Irwin.

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