International Business (INB)
Examines recent and future developments in the integration of economics in North America, South America and the Caribbean sea. Places particular emphasis on free trade agreements such as NAFTA and MERCOSUL.
Develops the knowledge and skills required for effective intercultural managerial performance. Analyzes the business systems in various countries and geographical regions. Emphasizes organization systems and management practices around the world. Examines culture, economics, politics, societal arrangements, and legal and accounting systems insofar as to influence international business operations.
Not open to students who have taken INB 665.
Introduces, explores and applies the major concepts, tools and techniques of global strategy formulations and implementation. Focuses on developing strategies and on managing the operations of companies whose activities cross national boundaries.
Explores the national rules and regulations and institutions governing foreign transactions. Topics include: the nature of multinational enterprises including licensing and joint ventures, financing, dispute resolution, I.M.F., the Common Market, GATT, antitrust, taxation and countertrade.
Explores contemporary topics in international business. Covers the management of global marketing, global strategic planning and managing a global enterprise. Topics will be selected by the instructor. Contact the department for specific topic selection. In addition to a discussion of the literature, expert speakers are invited to share their experiences. The work of the seminar consists of reading, in-class discussions and the preparation of a term report. Enrollment is limited to facilitate a high level of interaction among students and faculty.
This travel course will be about understanding and managing in different cultures, doing business across cultures, and managing multi-national business affairs in the context of the USA and China. Students will study cases and hear from experts and then go visit China. The trip will include visits to Beijing and Shanghai (and Hong Kong if time permits), including companies and cultural sites such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
This course will look at the evolution of companies in India as the country moves towards being a more open and market-oriented economy. Special attention will be paid to the changing financial framework in which these firms operate; how it has helped, hindered and changed firms' strategies. In addition the course will look at how India is preparing to be a future economic power, including the challenges and opportunities facing Indian leaders. Students will visit firms in several industries, financial institutions, cultural and historical sites, and business schools.
: : Explores contemporary topics in international business in the Middle East, specifically Dubai. Covers the management of global marketing, global strategic planning and managing a global enterprise. Topics will be selected by the instructor. Contact the department for specific topic selection. In addition to a discussion of the literature, expert speakers are invited to share their experiences. The work of the seminar consists of reading, in-class discussions and the preparation of a term report. Enrollment is limited to facilitate a high level of interaction among students and faculty.
This course explores the future business and government strategies of Brazil with an emphasis on ecologically sensitive development. We will visit prominent environmental sites such as Iguazu Falls, (twice the size of Niagara Falls), Curitiba (world famous environmentally friendly city), seaside Paraty (for info about this city, go to http://www.travellady.com/Issues/October04/1011VividBrazilianColors.htm) and Rio de Janiero.
Explores contemporary topics in international Business in South America, specifically Brazil.
This course will examine the interaction between business, international institutions and government in developing countries to improve the standard of living in the developing world. The emphasis will be on economic growth from the business sector and the optimum combination of intelligent government policies, effective civil society organizations and business strategies. On the field trip to Washington, D.C., possible visits include the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and Think Tanks such as the Center for Global Development, the Tanzania Embassy and local universities.
Directs students towards an international perspective of the human resource management (HRM) function. Students will examine the unique demands of global firms and their consequential impact on strategic human resource management issues. Specific focus will be on the need for localization of practices in different countries/regions yet necessity of integration for consistency in the organization. International HRM practices arising from cross-border alliances, joint ventures, and international acquisitions will be compared for their efficacies in a variety of situations.
Emphasizes the different research methodologies used in international business. Students are taught the basics of designing field and survey studies. Under the supervision of the research mentor, the student is expected to select a research method appropriate to the problem under investigation, to study and to conduct the research through the application of a specific research method to the problem.