BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Course Code Course Name Level Instructor Period Room Number BBB4M1 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 Marketing Identify the activities that make up marketing (market research, product development, pricing, etc.) Logistics 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 Organizations 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 Resources 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 Knowledge/Understanding 30% Application 30 % Communication 20 % Thinking/Inquiry 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 Level 1: Level 2: Level 3: Level 4: Category 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-100% Knowledge/Understanding -Limited -Some success -Considerable -Thorough display of in displaying display of understanding of Knowledge of facts & terms knowledge, knowledge, knowledge skills concepts and ability Understanding of concepts & relationships skills and skills and and ability to apply to communicate, Thinking/Inquiry ability to apply application of concepts think creatively and Critical thinking skills concepts concepts apply concepts Creative thinking skills Inquiry Skills Communication Communication of ideas and information Use of symbols & visuals Oral & written communication Application 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 head. 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.