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INB - International Business

INB 600 Independent Study in International Business

1 - 9 credits

INB 640 Business in the Global Environment

Students who have completed MBA 603 should not take this course.

Course Description: Examines the interrelationships of the various functions of the business enterprise in a dynamic global context that incorporates social, economic, legal, political, and technological factors. Integrative analysis focuses on: theories of trade and investment, global and regional economic institutions and systems, cross-cultural management, and the relation of business to governments, society, and the physical environment. Considers the complexities associated with managing business internationally, addressing the ethical and social responsibilities of businesses operating in diverse environments around the globe.

3 credits

INB 650 Pan American Economic Integration

Course Description: Examines recent and future developments in the integration of economics in North America, South America and the Caribbean sea. Places particular emphasis on free trade agreements such as NAFTA and MERCOSUL.

3 credits

INB 665 Comparative Business Systems and Cross-Cultural Management

Course Description: Develops the knowledge and skills required for effective intercultural managerial performance. Analyzes the business systems in various countries and geographical regions. Emphasizes organization systems and management practices around the world. Examines culture, economics, politics, societal arrangements, and legal and accounting systems insofar as to influence international business operations.

3 credits

INB 666 Global Business Strategy and Operations

Course Description: Introduces, explores and applies the major concepts, tools and techniques of global strategy formulations and implementation. Focuses on developing strategies and on managing the operations of companies whose activities cross national boundaries.

3 credits

INB 668 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of International Business

Course Description: Explores the national rules and regulations and institutions governing foriegn transactions. Topics include: the nature of multinational enterprises including licensing and joint ventures, financing, dispute resolution, I.M.F., the Common Market, GATT, antitrust, taxation and countertrade.

3 credits

INB 670 Seminar: Advanced Topics in International Business

Course Description: Explores contemporary topics in international business. Covers the management of global marketing, global strategic planning and managing a global enterprise. Topics will be selected by the instructor. Contact the department for specific topic selection. In addition to a discussion of the literature, expert speakers are invited to share their experiences. The work of the seminar consists of reading, in-class discussions and the preparation of a term report. Enrollment is limited to facilitate a high level of interaction among students and faculty.

3 credits

INB 670A Asian Business Strategies

Prerequisite: MBA 603 or INB 640 or permission of Instructor.
Course Description: This travel course will be about understanding and managing in different cultures, doing business across cultures, and managing multi-national business affairs in the context of the USA and China. Students will study cases and hear from experts and then go visit China. The trip will include visits to Beijing and Shanghai (and Hong Kong if time permits), including companies and cultural sites such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 603 Minimum Grade of C or INB 640 Minimum Grade of C or MBA 674 Minimum Grade of C

INB 670C India as a Market-oriented Economy: Present and Future

Course Description: This course will look at the evolution of companies in India as the country moves towards being a more open and market-oriented economy. Special attention will be paid to the changing financial framework in which these firms operate; how it has helped, hindered and changed firms' strategies. In addition the course will look at how India is preparing to be a future economic power, including the challenges and opportunities facing Indian leaders. Students will visit firms in several industries, financial institutions, cultural and historical sites, and business schools.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 632 Minimum Grade of C or MBA 648 Minimum Grade of C

INB 670D Seminar: Advanced Topics in International Business

Course Description : : Explores contemporary topics in international business in the Middle East, specifically Dubai. Covers the management of global marketing, global strategic planning and managing a global enterprise. Topics will be selected by the instructor. Contact the department for specific topic selection. In addition to a discussion of the literature, expert speakers are invited to share their experiences. The work of the seminar consists of reading, in-class discussions and the preparation of a term report. Enrollment is limited to facilitate a high level of interaction among students and faculty.

3 credits

INB 670E European Business Strategies

3 credits

INB 670L Latin American Business Studies

Course Description: This course explores the future business and government strategies of Brazil with an emphasis on ecologically sensitive development. We will visit prominent environmental sites such as Iguazu Falls, (twice the size of Niagara Falls), Curitiba (world famous environmentally friendly city), seaside Paraty (for info about this city, go to http://www.travellady.com/Issues/October04/1011VividBrazilianColors.htm) and Rio de Janiero.

3 credits

INB 670S Topic: South American Strategies

Course Description: Explores contemporary topics in international Business in South America, specifically Brazil.

3 credits

Prerequisites

INB 640 Min Grade C or MBA 674 Min Grade C

INB 670T International Entrepreneurship Field Study

Prerequisite: INB 640 or permission of instructor.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

INB 640 Min Grade C

INB 670W Seminar: Advanced Topics in International Business

Course Description: This course will examine the interaction between business, international institutions and government in developing countries to improve the standard of living in the developing world. The emphasis will be on economic growth from the business sector and the optimum combination of intelligent government policies, effective civil society organizations and business strategies. On the field trip to Washington, D.C., possible visits include the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and Think Tanks such as the Center for Global Development, the Tanzania Embassy and local universities.

3 credits

INB 673 International Human Resource Management

Course Description: Directs students towards an international perspective of the human resource management (HRM) function. Students will examine the unique demands of global firms and their consequential impact on strategic human resource management issues. Specific focus will be on the need for localization of practices in different countries/regions yet necessity of integration for consistency in the organization. International HRM practices arising from cross-border alliances, joint ventures, and international acquisitions will be compared for their efficacies in a variety of situations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for INB 673 ( Course : MGT 680 . Minimum Grade of C. )

INB 673 International Human Resource Management

Course Description: Directs students towards an international perspective of the human resource management (HRM) function. Students will examine the unique demands of global firms and their consequential impact on strategic human resource management issues. Specific focus will be on the need for localization of practices in different countries/regions yet necessity of integration for consistency in the organization. International HRM practices arising from cross-border alliances, joint ventures, and international acquisitions will be compared for their efficacies in a variety of situations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for INB 673 ( Course : MGT 680 . Minimum Grade of C. )

INB 692Q Research Project

Advanced standing required and permission of the instructor is required.
Course Description: Emphasizes the different research methodologies used in international business. Students are taught the basics of designing field and survey studies. Under the supervision of the research mentor, the student is expected to select a research method appropriate to the problem under investigation, to study and to conduct the research through the application of a specific research method to the problem.

3 credits

INB 834 Doctoral Concentration: Seminar in International Business

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Critically reviews the conceptual foundations and theoretical development of international business studies. Explores the major contemporary debates and problems of the international business field. Evaluates the research methodologies and findings that support various theories and viewpoints of international business. Examines the implications of international business for future research, student education, and business practice. Identifies topics that require future research in international business. Begins preparation for doctoral comprehensive examinations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 820 Min Grade C