Introduction to Global Business BA 107 Master Course Outline Credits: 5 Prerequisite’s: BUS 101 Co-requisites: None Course Description: This course provides a broad overview of international business and trade, and the impact of the international business environment on management decisions. The course will examine the rapid changes that have taken place in international trade and management within recent years. The class will focus on marketing and management activities that cross international borders; and their impact on domestic business practices and decision making. We will further examine the influences on domestic businesses: including technology, culture, law and economics. Course Content: The Rise of Globalization. The Evolution of International Business. Regional Economic Integration. The Cultural Environment of Global Business. The Legal, Economic and Political Environment of Global Business. Corruption and Ethics in Global Business. Entry Strategies in Global Business. Control of Global Business. The Organization of Global Business. Global Human Resource Management. Global Marketing. Global Financial Management. Global Accounting and Taxation. Learning Outcomes: After completing this class, students should be able to: Explain the forces driving and evaluate the impact of globalization. Describe how political, economic, and socio-cultural forces have influenced and continue to influence the international and domestic business environment. Critically evaluate international business practices through the lens of ethical and social responsibility. Analyze the differences in operating a firm globally versus domestically. Compare basic operational marketing conditions in domestic and foreign markets. Discuss the changes and trends in the arena of international business Understand different perspectives of the globalization debate. Identify the role and power of international institutions. Explain why a business managers need to consider the natural environment and sustainability in making international business decisions Identify the economic forces that impact international business Explain the importance of government stability and country risk analysis in international business. Explain laws and the legal forces affecting international business. Discuss different entry modes for international business as well as import/export strategy. Show how the different functional areas for business (strategic planning, marketing, finance, 0rganizational design and human resource management, and operations) are challenged when expanding to the international arena. Academic Integrity All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely. Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment for educational achievement. W Day The final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals from all courses.