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Course Descriptions

IBF-500: International Business Policy and Operations (3 credits)
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This course provides and introduction to the development and implementation of business policy and operations in an international environment. Business issues are viewed from the perspective of organizations, host countries and home countries. Students begin their examination of globalization and international business, political and legal environments, foreign exchange markets, supply chain management, global marketing, international financial management, international human resources and considerations in foreign direct investment.
IBF-501: Comparative Economic and Political Analysis (3 credits)
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This course advances students' understanding of economic and political systems. Students learn to examine and compare the economic, political, legal, educational, financial and social organization and structures of countries from the perspective of the global manager. Particular emphasis is placed on using analytical outcomes in the management of international operations and foreign direct investment.
IBF-509: International Finance (3 credits)
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This course addresses global financial issues. Students examine the international monetary system, foreign exchange theory and markets, foreign exchange exposure and management of foreign exchange risks, financing of global operations, interest rate and currency swaps, foreign direct investment theory and strategies, political risk assessment and management, multinational tax considerations, international capital budgeting, working capital management and international trade finance.
IBF-510: International Marketing (3 credits)
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This course introduces the students to concepts and perspectives in international and global marketing. Students will examine marketing theory, strategies, and practices in international and global markets. They will learn to examine international marketing opportunities and the metrics and methods used to research and forecast international markets. They will also examine methodologies for market entry, market expansion, and exit strategies for international markets. Special focus will be on analysis and measurement of marketing performance.

Meet the Dean

“Organizational leadership is a strong focus of our curriculum and is a relevant and desired competency in today’s fast-changing, global marketplace.”

» Michael Williams, Ph.D.