Course Descriptions

International Business Courses

Faculty

Professors: Chenchu Bathala, Jayne Fuglister, Andrew Gross, Rajshekhar Javalgi, Ravi Kamath, Santosh Misra, Robert Scherer, Oya Tukel, Thomas W. Whipple; Professor Emeritus: Tim R.V. Davis; Associate Professors: Susan Storrud-Barnes, Ivan R. Vernon; Assistant Professors: Elad Granot, Dalia Marciukaityte, Ji Eun Park, Lori Peterson; Instructors: Renee Castrigano, Donna Davisson, Christine Dickinson.

Course Descriptions

INB 301 International Business (4-0-4). Introduces concepts, theories, information, and issues that impact business strategies in global markets. Investigates the role of international institutions and the cultural, economic, legal, and geopolitical influences on world trade. Examines the nature of business decisions across such functional areas as human resources management, finance and accounting, marketing, and operations management. Cross-listed with MKT 321. Return to top

INB 490 International Business Internship (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisites: INB 301/MKT 321 and one INB core elective. Specially arranged field experience in the U.S. or abroad, providing intensive exposure to international business environment, practices, customs, and languages. For internship abroad, appropriate language proficiency is required. Domestic internship must be in an organization which is heavily involved in international business. Written proposal needs to be approved by faculty adviser and IB Program adviser before registration. A written term paper will be required. Contact the IB adviser for current information. Return to top

INB 491 International Study Tour (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of IB adviser. A specially arranged study tour of a target country or region. Students will be exposed to the target country’s business environment, culture, and language. Selection of the target country or region may vary each year. A written report will be required. Contact the IB adviser for current information. Return to top

INB 492 International Business Study Abroad (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Permission of IB adviser. International business students may register in approved classes at international partner universities. The credit hours earned at the partnering university may be transferred as credits earned under INB 492. Contact the IB adviser for current information on approved programs and courses. Return to top

INB 493 Special Topics in International Business (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor and INB program director. Explores current issues or special topics in international business. Topics and course requirements will be announced by the International Business program director. Return to top

INB 495 Consulting (4 credits). Prerequisites: Senior standing, INB 301/MKT 321, and one INB elective. The learning philosophy in this course can be summed up as follows: theory informs practice. The international business Consulting course emphasizes the integration of strategy, business processes, technology, and management through a group project conducted for a “real-world” company or non-profit, organization engaged in global operations. The course centers around student teams working with clients to conduct analysis, determine managerial priorities, and provide a series of deliverables that enable the client to operate more efficiently and to grow. Students will follow a systematic business consulting methodology. The course features close work with clients and ends with a report for client managers. Return to top

INB 496 Independent Study (1 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Senior standing. A flexible content course designed to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest in international business. Written proposal needs to be approved by faculty adviser and IB Program adviser before registration. Written report is required. Return to top

INB 499 Honors Thesis in International Business (3 to 4 credits). Prerequisite: Restricted to senior International Business honors students. Requires the honors student to conduct a piece of original research in international business under the supervision of an International Business faculty member. The thesis will be presented orally and submitted as a written report. Return to top

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