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Course Description
Examines current patterns of international business and social, economic, political, and cultural systems impacting the conduct of business. Topics include international business transactions, financial institutions facilitating international transactions, and interface between nation states and the firms conducting foreign business activities.
Course Textbook
Daniels, J. D., Radebaugh, L. H., & Sullivan, D. P. (2018) International business: Environments and operations (16th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Differentiate international business from domestic business and explain why companies should engage in international business.
2. Analyze the external factors of international business (e.g., political, legal, economics, culture) and how these may impact business.
3. Discuss the effects of international trade, trade policy, and the factors affecting countries’ trade patterns.
4. Differentiate between absolute advantage and comparative advantage trade theories.
5. Discuss the barriers to trade and the effect of these barriers.
6. Discuss and define regional trading groups (e.g., WTO, NAFTA, EU, APEC).
7. Examine the concepts of gross national product, gross domestic product, and balance of payments.
8. Analyze and compute how foreign exchange rate is determined and the business implications regarding foreign exchange.
9. Examine the major marketing considerations applicable to international business, including product standardization versus differentiation, pricing decisions, promotional practices, and marketing mix.
10. Examine and differentiate the accounting concepts of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
11. Examine international human resource management and staffing approaches associated with MNEs.
Credits
Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
Course Structure
1. Unit Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
2. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material.
3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook. A Suggested Reading is listed in the Unit V study guide to aid students in their course of study. Students are encouraged to read the resource listed if the opportunity arises as it has valuable information that expands upon the lesson material. Students will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Reading.
4. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units II, IV, VI, & VIII.
Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below.
5. Participation/Discussion Those students who will be attending the classes taught by Vietnamese professors are not required to answer the discussion board questions. Instead they will discuss the questions listed in the discussion board with their professors and peers during class participation sessions. Those students who will not be attending the classes are required to e-mail the responses to the discussion board questions to their CSU professor.
6. Final Exam: Final Exams will be administered by the CSU professors while in Vietnam.
CSU Online Library
The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard.
The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail (library@columbiasouthern.edu) and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page.
Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services.
Unit Assignments
Unit II Essay
Complete this essay in a single word document.
Using at least your textbook and a minimum of two additional sources, in addition to the textbook, answer the following questions.
You are the CEO of XYZ manufacturing company. You have decided that you would like to market your product to Turkey. Consider the following points in your essay; you can make assumptions, but support your work with facts and scholarly references:
• Discuss the reasons why your company would want to expand overseas, including why international business differs from domestic business.
• Discuss what your mode of international business would be and how moving abroad will expand sales. • How will you minimize risks and acquire resources?
Write an essay incorporating the external influences that impact business. You should address each facet illustrated below.
Your paper should also include a minimum of two sources/references, in addition to your textbook. At least two sources must come from any of the academic database located in the CSU Online Library. Please do not plagiarize others work or submit a paper you have previously submitted. All sources quoted or paraphrased must have proper in-text citations with a corresponding listing in the reference page.
Unit IV Scholarly Activity
This is a two-part assignment. Complete both parts in a single word document.
For this assignment refer to the tables and answer the questions in one or two paragraphs each.
Part One
1. Referring to Table 1 what can be concluded about Spain’s absolute and comparative advantage for both boats and trucks?
Maximum Output
Spain Portugal
Boats 3 2
Trucks 12 6
Table 1
2. Referring to Table 2:
• Who has absolute advantage in what good?
• Italy has comparative advantage in what good?
• Greece has comparative advantage in what good?
Maximum Output
Wine Tables
Italy 1,000 200
Greece 200 100
Table 2
Part Two
Analyze the Case Study in Chapter 7 of the textbook pp. 184-186, “The U.S.-Vietnamese Catfish Dispute.” Answer the two questions 7-1, and 7-2 at the end of the case. Make sure each question is used as a heading and answered in the order presented.
Your responses for both parts should be at least two pages in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Title and reference page does not count towards the minimum word count requirement.
Unit VI Scholarly Activity
Complete all three parts of this assignment and submit as a single document.
Part One
Using at least your textbook and a minimum of three additional sources answer the following questions.
1. The bilateral agreement has enabled China and South Korea an increase in trade and an increase in trade deficit for the United States, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the United States to continue this relationships with the bi-lateral agreements
2. With regards to the various agreements/treaties discussed: EU, WTO, NAFTA, CARICOM, APEC, MERCOSUR and ASEAN:
• Discuss any pending applications, candidate countries or associate members
• What are the advantages/implications for trade within the trading group and the United States
• Determine the GDP and GNP of those pending countries.
Based upon your assessment do you think these countries should become full members of the FTA’s they have applied to? Why or why not?
Part Two
You company is deciding to expand to the following countries and you and two other managers will have to visit these countries to set up operations. You have $1,500.00 to convert in each currency. Copy and paste these tables Into your document and compute the following:
Country/currency USD value/rate (as of 08/14) Exchange amount
Japan yen $0.0091
Euro $1.1764
British pound $1.34
Utilizing the same exchange rate, while you are visiting each of these countries, you have to buy supplies/equipment for your operations, you want to determine what it is costing you in U.S. dollars, please compute the following:
Japan yen Computer (¥167,000.00) $
Euro Desks/chairs (€1,125.00) $
British pounds Printer (£575.00) $
Part Three
Respond to the following questions.
1. Within the past decade, the IMF has provided financial assistance (bailout) to Greece (2010, 1st quarter), Iceland (2008, 4th quarter), Ukraine (2014, 2nd quarter), and Hungary (2008, 4th quarter). Describe the recovery process on each country as a result of this assistance. Also determine whether or not there was an increase/decrease in:
• GDP
• Inflation
• unemployment
Your paper should be at least three pages in length excluding title and reference page.
Unit VIII Essay
Complete both parts of this assignment and submit as a single document.
Part 1
Based upon recording Balance of Payment (BOP) transactions. Determine whether or not the following is a debit, credit or no entry to the U.S. Balance of Payment statement. Also determine what chart of account is affected (i.e. CA, KA or OSB).
1. U.S. resident purchases Mercedes Benz C230.
2. U. S. resident purchases Chevelot Impala.
3. Foreigner purchases GE dryer.
4. U.S. resident purchases UK stock.
5. U.S. resident borrows funds from British broker to purchase stock.
Part 2
Read the case study (Daniels, Radebaugh, & Sullivan, 2018, pp. 541-543) “H&M: The Challenges of Global Expansion and the Move to Adopt International Financial Reporting Standards.” Answer questions 19-3 and 19-4 at the end of the case study and the question listed below. Your response for all three questions should be at least two pages in length and follow APA style guidelines.
• What type of exposure could the CFO of H&M in the U.S. be subjected to since H&M is based in Sweden and the financial statements are prepared according to IFRS?
Payments or liabilities may also be subjected to exposure. Explain the operational hedging strategies that may offset exposure.
APA Guidelines
The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated grading rubric when available. Students can find CSU’s Citation Guide in the myCSU Student Portal by clicking on the “Citation Resources” link in the “Learning Resources” area. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.
Grading Rubrics
This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities.
Rubric categories include: (1) Assessment (Written Response) and (2) Assignment. However, it is possible that not all of the listed rubric types will be used in a single course (e.g., some courses may not have Assessments).
The Assessment (Written Response) rubric can be found embedded in a link within the directions for each Unit
Assessment. However, these rubrics will only be used when written-response questions appear within the Assessment.
Each Assignment type (e.g., article critique, case study, research paper) will have its own rubric. The Assignment rubrics are built into Blackboard, allowing students to review them prior to beginning the Assignment and again once the
Assignment has been scored. This rubric can be accessed via the Assignment link located within the unit where it is to be submitted. Students may also access the rubric through the course menu by selecting “Tools” and then “My Grades.”
Again, it is vitally important for you to become familiar with these rubrics because their application to your Assessments and Assignments is the method by which your instructor assigns all grades.
Grading
Unit II Essay = 18%
Scholarly Activities (2 @ 18%) = 36%
Unit VIII Essay = 18%
Participation/Discussion = 13%
Final Exam = 15%
Total = 100%
Course Schedule/Checklist (PLEASE PRINT)
The following pages contain a printable Course Schedule to assist you through this course. By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted.

MBA 6601, International Business Course Schedule
By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted. Please keep this schedule for reference as you progress through your course.
WEEK 1: 07/02/2018 – 07/08/2018
Read Professor's Profile - Email your professor and introduce yourself. Read over Course Syllabus.
WEEK 2: 07/09/2018 – 07/15/2018
Independent Studies
WEEK 3: 07/16/2018 – 07/22/2018
Complete Unit I and Unit II and Submit Unit II Essay.
Unit I Background and Comparative Environmental Frameworks of International Business
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 1: Globalization and International Business
Submit: None
Notes/Goals:
Unit II External Influences of International Business
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 2: The Cultural Environments Facing Business, pp. 25-50
? Chapter 3: The Political and Legal Environments Facing Business, pp. 57-89
? Chapter 4: The Economic Environments Facing Businesses, pp. 93-125
Submit: ? Essay
Notes/Goals:
WEEK 4: 07/23/2018 07/29/2018
Independent Studies
WEEK 5: 07/30/2018 – 08/05/2018
Complete Unit III and Unit IV and Submit Unit IV Scholarly Activity.
Unit III International Trade Theories
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 6: International Trade and Factor-Mobility Theory, pp. 156-177
Submit: None
Notes/Goals:
Unit IV Trade Policies and Barriers to Trade
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 7: Government Influence on Trade, pp.186-202
Submit: ? Scholarly Activity
Notes/Goals:
WEEK 6: 08/06/2018 08/12/2018
Break Week - Use this week to complete any remaining assignments. Review Units I - VIII to prepare for Final Exam.
WEEK 7: 08/13/2018 – 08/19/2018
Independent Studies
WEEK 8: 08/20/2018 – 08/26/2018
Complete Unit V and Unit VI and Submit Unit VI Scholarly Activity.
Unit VI Foreign Exchange
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 9: Global Foreign-Exchange Markets, pp. 237-249
? Chapter 10: The Determination of Exchange Rates, pp. 259-274
Submit: ? Scholarly Activity
Notes/Goals:
Unit V Global and Regional Trading Groups
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 8: Cross-National Cooperation and Agreements, pp. 209-231
? Suggested Reading: See Study Guide
Submit: None
Notes/Goals:
WEEK 9: 08/27/2018 09/02/2018
Independent Studies
WEEK 10: 09/03/2018 – 09/09/2018
Complete Unit VII and Unit VIII and Submit Unit VIII Essay 1.
Unit VII International Accounting and Balance of Payments (BOP)
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 18: Global Operations and Supply-Chain Management, pp. 496-510
Submit: None
Notes/Goals:
Unit VIII International Marketing and Human Resource Management
Review: ? Unit Study Guide
Read: ? Chapter 20: International Human Resource Management, pp. 548-573
Submit: ? Essay
Notes/Goals:
WEEK 11 & 12: 09/10/2018 – 09/23/2018 Final Exam and Participation/Discussion.
Final Exam and Participation
Review: ? All Unit Study Guides to prepare for Final Exam
Submit: ? Final Exam
? Participation/Discussion
Notes/Goals: