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Standardized Course Syllabus Euclid University Extension

Euclid University Extension / Euclid Consortium Member Universities School: John Locke School of Business and Economics Instructor / Tutor: Assigned Euclid Faculty (See current assignment list)

COURSE NAME: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (COMPETING IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE)


Credits: 2 US / 3 ECTS ECO-585

COURSE DESCRIPTION / TEACHING OBJECTIVES


This course is based on the McGrawHill textbook International Business 6e by Charles W. L. Hill. Market-defining since it was first introduced, our selected textbook continues to set the standard for international business textbooks. In writing the book, Charles Hill draws on his experience in teaching, writing, and global consulting to create the most thorough, up-todate, and thought-provoking text on the market. Because many issues in international business are complex, the text explores the pros and cons of economic theories, government policies, business strategies, organizational structures, etc. Hill's: International Business is known for its strong emphasis on strategy, and for maintaining a tight integrated flow between chapters. Hill's book is practical in nature, focusing on the managerial implications of each topic on the actual practice of international business. The author's passion and enthusiasm for the international business arena is apparent on every page as he strives to make important theories interesting, informative, and accessible to all students.

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Standardized Course Syllabus Euclid University Extension

Course outline:
Part 1 Introduction and Overview 1 Globalization Part 2 County Factors 2 National Differences in Political Economy 3 Differences in Culture 4 Ethics in International Business Cases: Nike: The Sweatshop Debate, Qualcomm's Chinese Odyssey Part 3 The Global Trader and Investment Environment 5 International Trade Theory 6 The Political Economy of International Trade 7 Foreign Direct Investment 8 The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment 9 Regional Economic Integration Cases: Agricultural Subsidies and Development Boeing versus Airbus: Two Decades of Trade Disputes The Politics of Trade in Steel Dixon Ticonderoga: Victim of Globalization? Drug Development in the European Union Part 4 The Global Monetary System 10 The Foreign Exchange Market 11 The International Monetary System Cases: The Tragedy of the Congo, The Russian Ruble Crisis and Its Aftermath Part 5 The Strategy and Structure of International Business 12 The Strategy of International Business 13 The Organization Of International Business 14 Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances Cases: 3M in the New Millennium: Innovations and Globalization Part 6 Business Operations 15 Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade 16 Global Production, Outsourcing, and logistics 17 Global Marketing and R&D 18 Global Human Resource Management 19 Accounting in the International Business 20 Financial Management in the International Business Cases: Procter & Gamble in Japan, Merrill Lynch in Japan, Starbucks Corporation: Competing in a Global Market

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME


The student has acquired a broad understanding of the practice of international business with an ability to connect theoretical principles with relevant corporate cases.
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Standardized Course Syllabus Euclid University Extension

MAIN / REQUIRED TEXT(S)


MP International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace (Hardcover) by Charles W. L. Hill. or International Business with Global Resource CD, Powerweb and World Map (Paperback) by Charles W. L. Hill.

SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS OR RESOURCES


Not applicable for this course.

PAPER AND FINAL GRADE


After consultation with the tutor, student will write a ten to sixteen page paper that explores and develops a specific section from the textbook with an application to a particular aspect of international business practice. 9 40% of the final grade is based on a paper. 9 60% of the final grade is based on an extensive final oral exam during the student must demonstrate sufficient understanding of the topics covered in the lecture.

STANDARD EUCLID GRADING SCALE:


A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D F 4.00 4.00 3.84 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.33 1.00 0.00

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