The need for businesses to extend their operations beyond domestic borders is growing continually. This shift to globalization brings both advantages and disadvantages. Students in this course explore the major aspects of international business environments and operations and focus on the strategic and operational issues that firms face when they do business abroad. Students engage in a variety of application exercises and written assignments involving key themes, such as the political, legal, and economic challenges of operating in a global environment; the design, implementation, and control of international business operations; and the socio-cultural aspects of doing business globally. They also discuss and reflect on current issues in international business to share ideas and gain varying perspectives from their peers.
- BUSI 2003