Michele D. Giambattista
I BUS 300
Prepares students to understand the most important aspects of the international political economy. Emphasis on the important relationships among nations and business and economic institutions that influence students' performances as managers, consumers, and citizens. Prerequisite: ECON 200. Offered: AWSpS.
Topics covered in modules:
1. The global I.B. environment and data resources 2. International financial and economic environments 3. International trade and foreign direct investment 4. Analysis of national culture environments 5. Analysis of country and political risk 6. Preparation of country analyses 7. Legal environments analysis
Student learning goals
To develop an understanding of the international environment in which businesses compete.
To develop analytical skills useful in assessing national and regional trade and investment environments (cultural, political, competitive, infrastructure, legal and ethical).
To familiarize students with the wide range of print and computer information resources available to the international manager.
General method of instruction
Lectures, student case presentations, pop quizzes and general discussion of assigned topics and events that develop during the course.
An interest in management.
Class assignments and grading
One chapter from the text each session.
Element Points % of Grade
Exam 1 80 points 20% Exam 2 80 points 20% Pop Quizzes 60 points 15% Case Presentation 60 points 15% Country Analysis Report 120 points 30% TOTAL 400 points 100%