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Business 308: Globalization and International Management
50 hours (20 weeks).
October 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: consider how the global business environment affects businesses; evaluate leadership and management in international companies; assess the effect of globalization on organizations; connect business law, government, and society with global trade and business; analyze the foreign currency exchange, exchange rates, currency depreciation and appreciation, the balance of trade and payments, purchasing power, the Big Mac Index and the costs of doing business abroad; summarize the role of culture and ethics in international business; break down the history of social responsibility, levels of corporate social responsibility, the concept of serving the bottom of the pyramid, different points of view on global sustainability, and triple bottom line framework; and predict changes in the global marketplace.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: global business environments; global leadership and management; effect of globalization on organizations; global trade and business law; global business, government and society; foreign exchange market and purchasing power; culture and ethics in international business; social responsibility in corporations; and changes in the global marketplace.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to International Business (10/16).