IB 3090 International Business Operations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 3000, and ECON 2105, and ECON 2106
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course builds on BUSA 3000 where students examine globalization of markets and are exposed to the macro environment of international business. Attention shifts in this course to the individual firm and the decisions it faces in internationalization. Both small, entrepreneurial firms as well as large multinational enterprises are examined. Topics addressed include: formulating an internationalization strategy, assessment of global market opportunities, foreign market entry modes, marketing strategies, and management of human resources and financial transactions. Challenges of doing business in emerging markets is a special topic.

IB 4020 International Trade Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 3000
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course covers basic international trade management. This includes the functions and responsibilities of export and import managers who are directly involved with planning and implementing international company policies designed to expand export/import activities. A secondary objective is to examine the public policy aspects of exporting and importing.

IB 4080 Legal Issues in International Business
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course addresses the business and legal issues of international trade and private commercial transactions and associated concerns. The course covers all types of international business transactions: import/export, distributorships, technology transfers, and foreign direct investment. The course also addresses the international regulation of trade and international dispute resolution. Students will learn practical strategies for negotiating international contracts, working with overseas agents and partners, protecting intellectual property rights, and managing cross-cultural, commercial, political, and other concerns in international transactions.

IB 4100 Introduction to International Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BUSA 3000
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 3
Description

Applied aspects of starting a business in the international environment. The course is composed of four modules: creativity, finance, import/export, and marketing. Students complete business plans and are exposed to practical aspects of new business startups. The issue of why some countries are more entrepreneurial than others is explored, with a comparison of national business systems from the perspective of initiating and expanding a business venture.

IB 4389 Directed Readings in International Business
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description
IB 4391 International Business Field Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Sucessful completion of BUSA 3000 and department approval
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course enables a student to participate in an international field study at a locally-based international consulate, chamber of commerce or other organizations. When the student satisfies the above requirements, he/she can apply to trhe department , during the normal registration period for the upcoming semester, by providing a written description of the proposed field study. The course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

IB 4410 Study Abroad: Analysis of Regional International Business Practices
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites IB 3090 or consent of instructor
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours
Description

This course involves an analysis of the different factors affecting the practice of business in different regions of the world. Historical background, current internal reforms and trends in open- market economies, and the prevailing business climate in the country of focus are examined. An in-country experience is a required segment of the course. This course may be repeated for different world regions.

IB 5000 MIB Energizer Orientation
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements All MIB students must enroll in IB 5000 in their first semester of enrollment
Description

This course is for zero credit, and there is no charge. It is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatis- factory basis. The schedule will show online. The object- ives of the orientation program are: 1. To develop a sense of community and identify for the MIB students. 2. To begin the process of program planning and career planning, including intership details, community resources, mentor program. 3. To enhance cultural aware- ness through exercises and develop classroom skills through case study & team building exercises.