International Business (IB)

IB 3310. Internat'l Economics. 3 Semester Hours.

An analysis of current theories of international transactions, with emphasis on the inter relationships among various aggregate economic variables with balance of payments. Policies effecting economic relations on the national and international levels are examined. Contemporary economic issues and theories are considered as they relate to the world of economy. (Fall; Spring) Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320.

IB 3321. US Business in an Independent World. 3 Semester Hours.

A survey of the effect that differences in cultural, economic, legal, political, and social environments have on the way business is conducted throughout the world. Also explored are the effects that regional economic and political arrangements, and international institutions are having on firms involved in international business. (Fall; Spring) Designated as a writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303 or MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310 or AC 2320.

IB 4100. Special Stud in Internat'l Bus. 1 Semester Hour.

A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321, Consent of Instructor.

IB 4200. Special Stud in Internat'l Bus. 2 Semester Hours.

A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321, Consent of Instructor.

IB 4300. Special Stud in Internat'l Bus. 3 Semester Hours.

A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321, Consent of Instructor.

IB 4351. International Finance. 3 Semester Hours.

The course addresses the historical, institutional and empirical aspects of the foreign exchange market, the euro currency market and the international bond market. The managerial implementation of international financial instruments in global oriented business organizations is stressed. (Fall; Spring) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, FN 3310, IB 3321.

IB 4352. Internat'l Marketing. 3 Semester Hours.

Students develop a familiarity with the problems and perspectives of marketing across national boundaries and within foreign countries and gain insights into the environmental impact of international business activities. The ability to analyze marketing decisions and the methods of structuring and controlling programs as they relate to overseas markets are stressed. (Fall) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, MK 3310.

IB 4355. Managing in Cross-Culture Envi. 3 Semester Hours.

Addresses cultural impacts on international business and management. Examines the role of the global manager as creator of synergy, leader in change, and influencer of organization, work, and team cultures. Analyzes cross-cultural effectiveness in terms of international assignments, and family relocation. Considers how to do business with intercultural sensitivity and skills for major world regions. (Fall) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321 or MN 3330.

IB 4358. International Management. 3 Semester Hours.

The course examines the managerial complexities and peculiarities of business operations that cross national borders. Thus it includes the study of management functions, organizational structures, policies and procedures, and practices of international, multinational, and global corporations and their varying strategies. (Fall) Designated as a writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, BA 3325 or MN 3330.

IB 4361. The Business Environment of the Americas. 3 Semester Hours.

This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of the Americas. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, IB/EC 3310.

IB 4362. The Business Environment of Asia. 3 Semester Hours.

This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of Asia. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. (Spring) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, IB/EC 3310.

IB 4363. Business Environment of Europe. 3 Semester Hours.

This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of Europe. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. (Fall) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, IB/EC 3310.

IB 4364. Compar Legal Environ if NAFTA. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to acquaint students with basic legislative, judicial, executive, and administrative structures of each of the NAFTA countries. Emphasis is placed on the key differences in the systems and essential procedures for effective business operation within these legal systems. Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, IB 3321, MN 3330.

IB 4365. International Accounting & Taxation. 3 Semester Hours.

An examination of the accounting principles and practices among countries and an overview of taxation of U.S. businesses operating internationally. Emphasis is placed on management decisions associated with accounting and taxation of companies operating in the international environment. (Fall) Prerequisites: EC 2301, EC 2303, MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321.

IB 4372. Global Market Research. 3 Semester Hours.

An examination of the techniques and methodologies used for analyzing industries, markets, and competitors within a regional or global context. Emphasis is placed on gaining a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with analyzing customers, competitors, environmental trends, market characteristics. (Spring) Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, EC 2301, EC 2303, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321, MK 3310.

IB 4375. Internship in Intl Business. 3 Semester Hours.

The opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential activities in professional life. Cooperation with public, business, and government institutions in monitoring and gaining work experience aimed at supplementing the learning process. Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, AC 2310, AC 2320, EC 2301, EC 2303, Minimum GPA of 2.8, IB 3321, MN 3330.

IB 4390. Seminar in International Business. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced course permitting the student to engage in reading and research on current developments in International Business. Group analysis of reports aids in expanding and deepening the horizons of the participants. (Spring) Designated as a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: MT 1305 or MT 2303, MT 1306 or MT 2412, EC 2301, EC 2303, AC 2310, AC 2320, IB 3321, IB 3321, Senior Standing, Six additional hours designated as “IB” which can be taken concurrently, International Business majors only.