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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

International Business (BUS-201)


Varies; self-study format.  

Various, distance learning format.
April 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify national differences in politics and culture; illustrate the effects of ethics on international business; explain international trade theory; describe the political economy of international business; outline the effect of foreign direct investment; discuss examples of regional economic integration; demonstrate how the foreign exchange markets work; identify and explain the roles of the international monetary system and global capital markets; show various strategies and organizational structures in international businesses; identify and choose the appropriate entry strategy and necessary strategic alliances given a fact set; lay out the details and differences between exporting, importing, and countertrade; prove how global production, outsourcing, and logistics affect the international marketplace; explain how cultural and national differences affect global marketing and Research and Development; and account for international business, using various countries as stakeholders.


This course is an introduction to International Business and explores the pros and cons of economic theories, government policies, business strategies, and organizational structures in the global business world. Emphasis is on differences in economies; differing ethical issues facing today's executives; and the substantial role that politics play in international commerce. Major topics include: Globalization; Political Economy; Economic Development; Cultural Differences; Ethics in International Business; International Trade Theory; Political Economy of International Trade; Foreign Direct Investment; Regional Economic Integration; Foreign Exchange Market; International Monetary System; Global Capital Markets; Strategy and Organization of International Business; and Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in International Business or Business (1/13) (3/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).