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Undergraduate

BUSA 3000 Global and Business Practices-CTW

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
This course examines worldwide integration of economic, political, technological, cultural, and social facets to explore the impact of globalization on organizations and individuals worldwide. Students develop an understanding of the macro environment of the global marketplace. They learn how to incorporate their knowledge of global markets through the simultaneous consideration of all business functions. Methodologies of country market assessment are utilized applying critical thinking through writing. The course is the required first CTW course for all majors in the Robinson College of Business.

IB 3090 International Business Operations

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Busa 3000, Econ 2105, and Econ 2106. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours.
This course builds on BUSA 3000 where students examine globalization of markets and are exposed to the macro environment of international business. Attention shifts in this course to the individual firm and the decisions it faces in internationalization. Both small, entrepreneurial firms as well as large multinational enterprises are examined. Topics addressed include: formulating an internationalization strategy, assessment of global market opportunities, foreign market entry modes, marketing strategies, and management of human resources and financial transactions. Challenges of doing business in emerging markets is a special topic.

IB 4020 International Trade Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Busa 3000. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours.
This course covers basic international trade management. This includes the functions and responsibilities of export and import managers who are directly involved with planning and implementing international company policies designed to expand export/import activities. A secondary objective is to examine the public policy aspects of exporting and importing.

IB 4100 Introduction to International Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: Busa 3000. CSP: 1, 3.
Applied aspects of starting a business in the international environment. The course is composed of four modules: creativity, finance, import/export, and marketing. Students complete business plans and are exposed to practical aspects of new business startups. The issue of why some countries are more entrepreneurial than others is explored, with a comparison of national business systems from the perspective of initiating and expanding a business venture.

IB 4389 Directed Readings in International Business

Credit Hours – 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

IB 4410 Study Abroad: Analysis of Regional International Business Practices

Credit Hours – 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisite: IB 3090 or consent of instructor. Requires a 2.5 GSU GPA and 45 semester hours.
This course involves an analysis of the different factors affecting the practice of business in different regions of the world. Historical background, current internal reforms and trends in open- market economies, and the prevailing business climate in the country of focus are examined. An in-country experience is a required segment of the course. This course may be repeated for different world regions.

Graduate

IB 5000 MIB Orientation

Credit Hours – 0.0
MIB Energizer Orientation. All MIB students must enroll in IB 5000 in their first semester of enrollment. This course is for zero credit, and there is no charge. It is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatis- factory basis. The schedule will show online. The objectives of the orientation program are: 1. To develop a sense of community and identify for the MIB students. 2. To begin the process of program planning and career planning, including internship details, community resources, mentor program. 3. To enhance cultural awareness through exercises and develop classroom skills through case study & team building exercises.

IB 8080 International Legal Processes

Credit Hours – 3.0
This course addresses the legal and regulatory issues facing businesses seeking to enter the international marketplace. The content covers the major forms of conducting international business: trade (importing and exporting); licensing; and direct foreign investment through mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, including the rules covering international sales contracts, international financing, agency contracts, the GATT, the World Trade Organization, and international intellectual property (including franchising). The premise is that each student is to be tasked with the responsibility of evaluating the environment, legal and business of international market within which its employer is considering doing business.

IB 8090 International Business Environment

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This course is divided into two parts. The first part provides an intensive study of the changing economic, political, financial, and cultural environment in which organizations compete, both traditionally and digitally. The second part of the course encompasses specific business operations through a global lens, including import, export, counter trade, manufacturing and materials management; marketing and research and development; human resource management; accounting; and financial management.

IB 8100 International Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: IB 8090 or consent of instructor.
This course considers theory, research, and practical advice about how to take a small- or medium-sized business or a new venture (traditional or dot.com) international. In addition to readings and lectures, students explore complex written cases and participate in class discussions with visiting speakers involved with international entrepreneurship. In a major project, students explore the feasibility of an international business venture.

IB 8400 International Exchange Program Credit

Credit Hours – 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisite: acceptance to a RCB International Exchange Program.
This course is provided as a vehicle for awarding credit to graduate students who successfully complete course work as part of an international exchange program of the Robinson College of Business.

IB 8410 Study Abroad

Credit Hours – 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisite: consent of the respective program director.
This course number serves as a generic number for study abroad programs sponsored by the Robinson College of Business and the Institute of International Business. An in-country experience is a required segment of the course. Specific region and/or discipline focus may vary by offering. Contact the Institute of International Business for the current list of program options.

IB 8500 International Business Internship

Credit Hours – 0.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in MIB program; established language fluency in language of host country prior to approval for an internship; consent of Director of the Institute of International Business.
The internship experience is a supervised work program in an organization outside the United States in a non-English-speaking country. Foreign nationals may intern with organizations in the United States or other English-speaking countries. The Institute of International Business assists students in locating international internships and assists foreign nationals in locating internships in the United States. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in the internship selection process. The internship must be for at least one semester (minimum of 120 days in-country) of full-time work and must be related to the student’s program of study. Fluency in the business language of the host country must be established prior to the internship. All internships must be approved in advance by the Director of the Institute of International Business.

IB 8600 International Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
This course focuses on the management of the multinational corporation (MNC). The main course objectives are to critically analyze specific managerial challenges and opportunities faced by MNCs; to provide knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary for understanding and managing MNCs; and to train and develop skills critical for international managers (e.g., writing and oral presentation skills, information skills, cultural sensitivities).

IB 8620 Commercial Diplomacy

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisites: IB 8090 or permission of instructor. CSP: 1, 2, 6, 7.
This course examines commercial diplomacy from the company specific point of view. In particular, the course focuses on the concerns of the line-of-business or country manager. The course makes extensive use of visiting speakers and materials that address the central question of how companies relate to a broader environment that includes political/legal/economic risk assessment, business/government relations, relations with nongovernmental organizations and the larger civil society, and linkages to the institutions of trade regimes.

IB 8630 International Business Negotiation

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
The purpose of International Business Negotiation is to help you understand the theory and processes of negotiation in a global setting.  In addition to covering basic negotiation concepts, IB8630 will investigate issues that can be particularly troublesome in the global setting. These include: culture (the unique character of a social group) and how culture affects negotiators’ interests and priorities and strategies, what to do when government is at the table, currency issues, and ethics.

IB 8680 Technology and Global Competition

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This course examines the role of technology in shaping corporate strategy for competing in a global environment. Technology is broadly defined to include product and process technologies as well as information and communication technologies which form the core of the new digital economy. Readings from international business, strategic management, and innovation theory are used to learn how to evaluate a successful technology strategy. Special attention is placed on the political, cultural, legal, and economic differences of operating in a global marketplace.

IB 8690 Global Operations Management

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: MBA 8150, MBA 8250.
This course introduces recent innovations in global operations management as they relate to a global business strategy. The course integrates concepts from organizational behavior, marketing, accounting, economics, and leadership to instill an appreciation of the complexity of developing and managing a global production system. Topics include global business strategy, improving global operating performance, supply-chain performance and production rationalization, and establishing new limits of global operations performance.

IB 8710 International Information Technology Issues and Policy (Cross-listed with CIS 8220)

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none. CSP: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. (Same as CIS 8220).
This course examines the role of technology as an integral and key factor in the delivery and support of information and communication technologies in the global economy for both traditional and electronic businesses, and the related technical and managerial issues. The first half of the course is grounded in business strategy and information technology fit, culture, and national policy theory. The second half examines business in practice in the different world regions. Illustrative case studies coupled with readings of current press, class discussion, and practitioners from the international business community who provide real-world insight are used to bridge concepts and practice. In a major project, students assess the attractiveness of a particular country for a real company.

IB 9920 Cultural Frameworks and Cross-Cultural Behavior

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
The primary objective of the seminar is to examine the conceptual foundations of culture and how culture affects organizational behavior in comparative and multicultural contexts. We review conceptualizations of culture from a number of different disciplinary views. We examine how alternate conceptualizations of culture influence research design issues. We explore critical methodological issues in implementing a cross cultural study, particularly focusing on psychometric considerations, as well as recent research on the ways in which cultures vary. We also investigate how culture affects organizational behaviors and psychological processes, including cognition, emotion and motivation, teams, leadership, justice, conflict and negotiation.

IB 9930 Doctoral Seminar on the Multinational Enterprise

Credit Hours – 3.0
Prerequisite: none.
This seminar provides an in-depth review of the evolution of the multinational enterprise (MNE), tracing the theoretical and empirical literature on MNEs. The MNE is studied from multiple perspectives, including international economics, sociology/psychology, strategic management, international political economy, and public policy. Also discussed are contemporary forms of international business actors, including born global firms, facilitators, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).