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International Business (INTBUS) Courses

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.

Lower Division

INTBUS 230 GO GLOBAL: YOU AND THE WORLD ECONOMY (3-0-3)(F,S). Students will gain an intermediate level of understanding of international trade and business practices, as well as the historical influences of culture and ethics within the context of the global business environment. This course will promote greater awareness of the world as a community in which we all participate and are responsible.

Upper Division

INTBUS 440 CULTURES, COMMUNICATION, AND GLOBAL BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F)(On Demand). 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 230.

INTBUS 444 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SIMULATION (3-0-3)(S)(On Demand). 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 230.

INTBUS 445 (POLS 445) INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW (3-0-3)(F). 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 investments. Also selected issues in U.S. foreign/trade policy and ethical/social responsibility. May be taken for either INTBUS or POLS credit, but not both. Recommended: INTBUS 230. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, senior/graduate standing or POLS 305 or POLS 306, or PERM/CHAIR.

INTBUS 455 GLOBAL STRATEGY (3-0-3)(On Demand). Covers how to take effective action in the global business environment through strategic frameworks that consider market choices, investment and ownership modes, management processes, sustainability, and the role of government and industry in strategically promoting economic development. PREREQ: International Business majors with senior standing, BUS 334, INTBUS 230, or PERM/CHAIR.

INTBUS 493 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS INTERNSHIP (V-V-V)(F,S,SU). 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 résumé submitted to the INTBUS office; recommendation of faculty advisor and PERM/INST.