International business differs in important ways from business conducted within national borders. It poses additional challenges for managing trade or investments in foreign countries. It also offers new opportunities in foreign markets.
This course provides a framework for analyzing decisions made by firms in an international context. The analytical structure provides the foundation for formulating strategies that will enable businesses to succeed in the international business environment.
The course combines material from strategy, international finance, trade theory, trade policy, marketing, human resource management, and other related areas. It emphasizes the use of analytical tools, and it provides an environment for developing oral and written communication skills. This course is integrative, and thus there is some overlap with material taught in more specialized courses on international marketing and international finance.