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Management 230: International Business
The American Business School in Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Business, Economics, Management, Marketing 200 English 3 45 None

Examination of business activities across national borders with emphasis on the interaction and integration of the functional areas for effective strategic planning in multi-national firms operating in developing, newly-industrialized, and developed countries.

To give an overview of the means of conducting international business with an emphasis on what makes international business different from domestic business.  The dimensions of the international environment will be examined and analyzed through real-world examples of operations undertaken by countries and companies attempting to conduct foreign business activities.

The course will be developed through lectures, case studies, and individual/group presentations of various assignments.  The following topics will be covered in class:

- Introduction; International Trade and Foreign Investment
- Economics theories if international trade; International Organizations
- International Monetary Systems and Balance of Payments
- Financial, Economics, and Socioeconomic forces
- Physical, Sociocultural, and Legal forces
- Labor, Competitive and Distributive forces
- Market Assessment and Analysis; International Marketing
- Export and Import Practices
- Financial Management; Production Systems
- Labor Relations Policies and Management; Strategic Planning
- Control and Staffing; Trends and New Directions

Global Business. Peng, South-Western, 2009

The final grade will be made up of a class participation (15%), individual/group presentations of cases (15%), a mid-term test (30%), and the final examination (40%).

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