INTBUS – International Business
Upper-division courses in the international business consortium and programs (those with a course number 300 or higher) provide higher-level instruction to students who have the skills necessary to perform at this level. In addition to fulfilling the specific prerequisites listed and meeting the general university requirements for junior standing, every student admitted to a course is expected to: communicate clearly and correctly so that assignments such as term papers and presentations can be completed effectively; organize and solve problems using the techniques of intermediate level high school algebra; use a microcomputer for simple word processing and spreadsheet applications.
INTBUS 320 MANAGING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY (3-0-3)(F/S). An overview of (1) the international business environment facing business firms, whether engaged in business overseas or not; (2) country characteristics and conditions affecting firms that conduct business overseas; and (3) firm-level decisions about strategy, entry into overseas markets, and functional areas including marketing, finance and personnel. PREREQ: Admission to COBE.
INTBUS 440 CULTURES, COMMUNICATION, AND GLOBAL BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F). Defines both culture and communication broadly and explores their influence on the conduct of business in the international arena. Includes linkages between culture and communication in general; and specifically, the impact of dimensions such as education, language, historical experience, social structure, and diplomatic relations on bilateral and international trade. PREREQ: Admission to COBE.
INTBUS 443 IMPORTING AND EXPORTING PROCEDURES (3-0-3)(S). Focusing on exporting and importing, this course offers practical experience in international trade. Specifically, the course will cover payment and financial procedures, export procedures and documents, shipment methods, counter trade, and resources available for importers and exporters. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, INTBUS 320.
INTBUS 444 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SIMULATION (3-0-3)(S). The course uses a computer-simulated business game to provide teams of students the opportunity to learn how firms from Japan, the U.S., and Germany compete in a global economy. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, INTBUS 320.
INTBUS 445 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW (3-0-3)(S). The law and policy of international economic institutions (e.g., World Trade Organization, NAFTA), national government regulation and private law affecting international transactions in trade in goods, services, technology, and investment. Also selected issues in U. S. foreign/trade policy and ethical/social responsibility. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Senior/graduate standing or PERM/INST.
INTBUS 493 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTERNSHIP (number of credits varies). Internships with local and overseas companies who work in international business are available to INTBUS majors who meet internship requirements. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, cumulative GPA of 2.5; business GPA of 3.0; a current resume submitted to the INTBUS office; recommendation of faculty advisor and PERM/INST.