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International Business
Grade 12
Course Overview
As a tourist or business traveler, a student in a foreign land, or an employee working in another country, you will find many
opportunities to explore the world beyond our borders. Fundamentals of International Business will help you develop a clear
understanding of how other countries work, the connections between nations in the global marketplace, and Canada’s place in
the world of international business.
Prerequisite: None.
Specific Strands of Study and Expectations include
What is Trade?
Describe key concepts related to international business
Trade in the Modern World
Identify the types of international business
What is Culture?
Analyze the ways in which cultural factors influence international business methods and operations
Economics and Politics
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages, in both developed countries and developing countries, with regard to business opportunities (e.g.,
size of consumer base, government regulations, infrastructure, cost of labour)
International Trade Agreements and Organizations
Compare the characteristics of a multinational corporation participating in global business with those of a Canadian company focused on
domestic business activity
Social Responsibility and NGOs
Assess positive and negative effects of MNCs on the countries in which they operate, including the impact on the norms and practices of local
and indigenous cultures
Identify the activities that make up marketing (market research, product development, pricing, etc.)
Compare the logistics of delivering a product to a local, national, or international market
Canada and International Business
Describe Canadian companies that are leaders at the international level and those industries in which Canadian companies have had
international success and analyze the reasons for their success
International Business Trends
Explain, drawing on information from a variety of sources, including the Internet, how Canadian and international companies, industries,
and markets are affected by increased global business activity
Efforts will be made to meet the individual learning needs of students in order to
ensure that these expectations are being met.
Course Breakdown
Unit 1: Introduction to International Trade
Chapter 1: What is Trade?
Chapter 2: Trade in the Modern World
Unit 2: Culture, Politics, and Economics
Chapter 3: What is Culture?
Chapter 4: Economics and Politics
Unit 3: Trade Organizations and Social Responsibility
Chapter 5: International Trade Agreements and
Chapter 6: Social Responsibility and NGOs
Unit 4: Marketing and Logistics
Chapter 7: Marketing
Chapter 8: Logistics
Unit 5: Canada’s Role in International Business
Chapter 9: Canada and International Business
Chapter 10: International Business Trends
The course will use a variety of resources including SMARTBOARD technology,
video, Internet Applications, business software, and a variety of print sources.
The student textbook Fundamentals of International Business: A Canadian
Perspective will be distributed to students during the first week of the course.
Any damage incurred will result in payment for replacement ($85.00).
Evaluation Structure
30 %
20 %
20 %
The above is reflected in the term work (worth 70% of the final mark) and the
summative work (worth 30% of the final mark). Summative work consists of
the Final Exam (20%) and the Culminating Activity (10%)
Evaluation Policy: Students will be assessed & evaluated according to the work produced & skills displayed. Methods of providing
feedback will include assessing work in process & evaluating completed assignments, tests, co-operative learning activities, simulations
and presentations. Peer & self-evaluations will also be utilized. Student marks will be determined by evaluating process & product
according to 4 categories & 4 levels. Please see the chart below for specific skills and key words used to determine student competency in
the different categories.
Level 1:
Level 2:
Level 3:
Level 4:
-Some success
display of
in displaying
display of
understanding of
 Knowledge of facts & terms
knowledge skills
concepts and ability
 Understanding of concepts & relationships
skills and
skills and
and ability to apply to communicate,
ability to apply application of
think creatively and
 Critical thinking skills
apply concepts
 Creative thinking skills
 Inquiry Skills
 Communication of ideas and information
 Use of symbols & visuals
 Oral & written communication
 Applications in familiar contexts
 Transfer of concepts to new contexts
 Making logical conclusions and predictions
 Use of technology
 Making connections
Feedback will also be provided for student learning skills. Skills like working independently, team work, organization, work
habits and homework, and initiative are assessed independently student achievement and will be conducted through the use of
a rubric indicating specific criteria to be achieved to receive each of the following letter grades:
E –Excellent
G – Good
S – Satisfactory
N - Needs Improvement
Other Evaluation Issues
LATE ASSIGNMENTS. Assignments submitted after the Primary Due Date established by the teacher will be accepted with a penalty of
5% off for the first day late and 2% for subsequent days to a maximum of 10%. This four day Penalty Zone is the maximum time
allowed for submissions. The fourth day after the assignment is due is considered the Closure Date upon which no further assignments
will be accepted. If the teacher returns the marked assignments within the four day penalty zone, the date of return is considered the
closure date. Repeated lateness in submissions indicates poor organization skills and will result in parental contact and will be
reflected in the learning skills section of the report card.
INCOMPLETE ASSSIGNMENTS Assignments will be graded according to the extent with which they meet the criteria established in the
rubric or evaluation structure.
MISSED TESTS Tests missed with a legitimate reason will be written within a few days of the student returning from the absence.
Student eligibility to write the test and the date of writing will be at the discretion of the teacher in consultation with the department
CULMINATING ACTIVITIES These activities will be due toward the end of the course. They are valued between 5 and 15 per cent of the
final mark and will reflect course material and competencies not otherwise reflected on the final exam.
Plagiarism in any form reflects academic dishonesty and will result in a mark of zero for the assignment in question.
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