International Business

IBUS 301. The International Business Environment — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: None.
Includes economic, legal, political, governmental, financial and cultural issues related to international business environment and the multidisciplinary development of strategies to address it. Focuses on opportunities for, threats to, and options facing the multinational or multicultural business enterprises, emphasizing host government, work force, and consumer needs, preferences, and demands and strategies for responding to them.

IBUS 305. International Small Business Venturing — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Completion of General Education core.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and issues facing a small international business. The text material is designed to educate the student to all issues faced by a business in the global economy i.e. an international business. At the end of the course the student should be able to put together a business plan that will address all aspects of starting an international business. This business plan will be the course project. 

IBUS 410. International Business Law — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment
Recommended: BLAW 201 Introduction to Business Law
Covers important elements of and variation in laws governing the conduct of business in countries of particular importance to the U.S. Focuses on laws governing common overseas business activities, compliance issues they might present, and recent and anticipated developments.

IBUS 430. Key Factors For Successful International Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment, MGT 301 Management Theory & Practice.
This course covers the development and implementation of strategies for competing internationally. Topics include the rapid globalization of industries, different foreign competitive environments and business methods, new organizational forms such as strategic alliances, and networks. 

Reviews US export controls; trade regulations and extraterritorial application of US laws governing international business transactions. Also examines the legal aspects of establishing an overseas operation; joint venturing abroad; using a foreign distributor; exporting technology; and the Export Administration Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and relevant antitrust laws.

Presents issues and challenges for managing a multinational workforce. Discusses techniques and strategies for managing performance in multinational settings to insure effective and efficient performance. Topics include cross-cultural teams, leadership and international human resource management.

IBUS 440. Fundamentals of International Marketing — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment, MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing.
Covers opportunities and problems in the development and marketing of products and services for overseas customers. Includes market research methods, product and service design considerations, and promotion and advertising techniques applicable and useful in the international setting; political, legal, economic, and cultural variables that determine foreign
government policy, customer tastes and preferences, and constraints on resources available to overseas marketing.

IBUS 460. Comparative Economic Systems & Theory — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment, ECON 311 Principles of Macroeconomics.
Covers the nature of and compares and contrasts the economic systems of the representative nations of the world. Although the primary focus is on U.S. major trading partners and leading competitors, the economic systems of Less Developed Countries (LDCs) will also be examined. This course will include relevant economic, political and philosophical theories; social and cultural variables; institutions and practices; international relations, competitiveness, cooperation; and current significant trends. In addition to covering the basic concepts, definitions, methods, theories and models, this course will also include case studies of selected economies. This will give the student the opportunity to analyze data regarding the performance of different variants within the compared economic systems.

IBUS 493. Practicum in International Business — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

IBUS 494. Practicum in International Business — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

IBUS 498. Directed Individual Study in International Business — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment.
Course content arranged with faculty.

IBUS 499. Directed Individual Study in International Business — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: IBUS 301 The International Business Environment.
Course content arranged with faculty.

IBUS 503. Graduate International Management — (3 Units)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
Includes the application of specialized or recently developed theory, concepts, and techniques to the resolution of important, complex, or current management issues facing the multinational or multicultural firm. Focuses on social, cultural, or political issues and management strategies to resolve them to maximize productivity, job satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness.

IBUS 540. Advanced International Marketing — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
This course includes the identification and analysis of recent consumer trends and the application of specialized or recent techniques to address the development and marketing of products and services abroad. This course focuses on product development, marketing research, advertising, etc. in emerging and potential markets, such as the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe, and the Americas.

IBUS 593. Advanced Practicum in International Business — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 60 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

IBUS 594. Advanced Practicum in International Business — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course requirements may be satisfied with 90 hours of previous or concurrent practical experience, verified by a proctor (e.g., a corporate officer at the research site), and approved and monitored by faculty, by whom a term paper is to be assigned and graded for evaluation purposes.

IBUS 598. Advanced Directed Individual Study in International Business — (2 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.

IBUS 599. Advanced Directed Individual Study in International Business — (3 Units)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
Course content arranged with faculty.

Other International Business Courses To Be Considered:

HRM 510. International Human Resources Management