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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSES

International business courses give students the chance to explore how business changes across borders.

LEARNING HAS NO BORDERS

The majority of IB courses are open to students from all majors, and allow students to learn how traditional business skills like accounting and management change as they cross borders.  Although a knowledge of business practices is helpful, and upper division standing is usually required, IB courses often have no course prerequisites and are accessible to students from all backgrounds.

IB 350: INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Study of the principles, policies, and problems of the international exchange of goods and investments.  Non-Business majors are encouraged to take the course through its EUS 348.2 cross-listing.  Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Sample Syllabus | Spring 2024 Details (two sections offered)

IB 360D: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Explore the conditions and motivations behind the use of military force in world politics.  Cross-listed as GOV 360D.  Offered annually (varies between Fall and Spring Terms).

Sample Syllabus | Spring 2024

IB 362: GLOBAL REGULATORY STRATEGY

Discover ways to manage a firm in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Explore how new technology reshapes social norms, legal rules, and society itself in different ways throughout the world.  Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Sample SyllabusSpring 2024 Details

IB 366: INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING & TRANSFER PRICING

Discover how to price transactions between subsidiaries of multinational corporations buying and selling goods, services, intellectual property, and other assets in light of tax obligations and other considerations. Typically offered in the Spring semester.

Sample Syllabus | Fall 2023 Details

IB 367: STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (Restricted to BBA Students)

Restricted to Business Majors. Management of manufacturing process technology in international competition. Cross-listed as OM 367. Prerequisites: O M 334M, 235, or 235H with a grade of at least C-; O M 338; and credit or registration for O M 368. Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Sample SyllabusFall 2022 Details

IB 367C: INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT

Acquire tools for understanding culture-based motives and priorities to achieve your goals on international teams, negotiations, and partnerships. Learn how the cultural patterns of world regions and countries affect corporate management. Formerly IB 372.12. Typically offered in the Spring semester.

Sample Syllabus | Spring 2024 Details

IB 367D: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Explore the practicalities of starting, managing, and exiting a business in a global context. Learn how entrepreneurs analyze opportunities, create business plans, raise funds, compete in a global marketplace, and manage crises through practical experience and real-world examples. Formerly IB 372.11. Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Sample Syllabus | Fall 2023 Details

IB 368: GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

Learn how firms organize international production, trade, and investments within global value chains across multiple countries through outsourcing and offshoring. Hear from industry experts who join the class to discuss real-world global value chain problems. Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Sample Syllabus | Fall 2023 Details

IB 372: GLOBAL TRADE & PRINCIPLES OF IMPORT/EXPORT

Restricted to students in the May Term Abroad Program. Contact BBA Program Office for permission to register for this class. Class meets May 8-June 5. Taught in Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction and overview of the world trading system and international trade policy. Topics include the policies and realities of international economic relations for the United States and major U.S. trading partners, founding trade institutions and their impact on importing and exporting commerce, and a brief history of negotiating rounds, international negotiations, and the anatomy of a Free Trade Agreement. In addition, students will also learn the basics of importing & exporting in relation to the business world, how free trade policy (including institutions, free trade agreements, dispute resolution, etc.) affects normal commerce and trade flows, and key steps to export from the United States. 

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IB 372: GLOBAL NET ZERO STRATEGY

While governments around the world can write rules and regulations to control global warming, ultimately business will need to produce solutions.  The course provides insights into the actions that firms around the world are taking, and whether these actions and innovations will keep the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

Spring 2024 Details

IB 372.13: PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT (Restricted to BBA Students)

Restricted to Business Majors. Explores contemporary management problems including: procurement and supplier management; competitive analysis and benchmarking; the purchasing role in fulfilling a firm's operational and competitive strategies; supplier evaluation, development, and relationship management; and commodity planning. Cross-listed as O M 337.3. Prerequisite: O M 334M, 235 or 235H with a grade of at least C-. Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Sample SyllabusSpring 2024 Details

IB 372.14: INTRO TO GLOBAL FINANCE

Explore how international finance operates in theory, mechanics, and current events. Examine how firms react to risks posed by international developments. Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Contact Instructor | Fall 2023 Details

IB 372.15: GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Explore ways for firms to enhance their strategies in the global arena by engaging with international non-market actors such as foreign governments, regulators, political parties, NGOs, and the media. Discover the tools for crafting successful, integrated firm strategies in diverse institutional and political environments. Cross-listed as BGS 374. Typically offered in the Fall semester.

Sample Syllabus | Fall 2023 Details

IB 372.16: GLOBAL MARKETING (Restricted to BBA Students)

Gain understanding of the global business environment and how to apply this understanding to marketing strategy, including how to assess and address local and global buyers and competitors, how to select and enter foreign markets, how to best balance global and local considerations when developing the marketing mix, and how to best organize the firm for global marketing Prerequisite: MKT 337 or 337H. May be counted toward the Global Cultures flag requirement. May count towards IB elective hours.

Sample SyllabusSpring 2024 Details

IB 376: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (Restricted to BBA Students)

Restricted to Business Majors. Explore the international financial environment, focusing particularly on factors affecting exchange rates and how rate changes affect the firm. Cross-listed as FIN 376. Prerequisite: FIN 357 or FIN 357H. Consent of instructor required. Typically offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Sample Syllabus | Spring 2024 Details

IB 378: INTERATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS (Restricted to BBA Students)

Establishment and conduct of international business operations: trade, investments, branch and subsidiary management, intermediary functions; case studies in international enterprise. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; at least seventy-five semester hours of coursework, including ECO 339K or IB 350; and credit or registration for one of the following: BA 353 or equivalent practicum course.  Offered in the Spring Term only.

Sample Syllabus | Spring 2024 Details

FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (IB 320F)

For non-Business majors. Learn the fundamentals of international trade and the international economy and explore international dimensions of management, marketing, finance, human resource management, and the theoretical, institutional, and functional foundations of international business.

CAPSTONE IN GLOBAL MANAGEMENT (IB 337D)

Restricted to students pursuing the Global Management minor. Develops students' ability to process and articulate learning from intercultural experience; develops skills in applying knowledge and strategies gained in one region/country to new cultural and geopolitical contexts. Replaces MAN 137C/237D for the minor. Typically offered in the Spring term.