Global Business

Course Number: BUSADMIN 1300
Course Name: Global Business (Online)
Course Description:    This course will survey current issues and trends in global business. Specific emphasis will be placed on the impact of these trends on managers in the multinational organizational setting. Topics include a study of the economic, financial and legal environments of international business. In addition, trade issues and corporate strategies will be discussed.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online  (This course is also offered in print.)
Program: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Understand the social, cultural, economic, and political environments which affect the conduct of global business.
  • Compare the way business is conducted across a variety of cultures.
  • Understand the influences on international trade policies.
  • Understand how economic integration influences trade.
  • Build the skills necessary to conduct business successfully in a global marketplace.
  • Explore how businesses may enter the international market.
  • Express ideas, opinions, and knowledge in written format.

Unit Descriptions
Course Organization and Assignment Descriptions

Unit 1: Exploring Globalization

Have you ever wondered what the term "globalization" really means? What impact does a global marketplace have on a local business in your hometown? Why should U.S. businesses participate in international business and what does participation mean to that business? How do they prepare for it? How do you, as a student, prepare for employment in an international business?

In Unit 1, we explore the concept of globalization and its opportunities and challenges. We will look at the impact of culture on the conduct of business and explore how we can learn about and understand other cultures. We will also investigate some of the various legal, economic, and political systems in the world and their impact on international business. Finally, we will consider different viewpoints of ethics that influence the conduct of international business.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Describe how current trends in global business are affecting globalization.
  • Explain how cultural, economic, legal, and political systems interact and can affect the position of a country in the world marketplace.
  • Discuss the impact of ethical systems on decision making in an organization.

Unit 2: Global Trade and Monetary Systems

As the world progresses towards a united global marketplace, the issues surrounding international trade increase in both number and importance. Countries must decide how much they value protectionism vs. open markets. They face difficult questions, such as Should they protect some goods and let others trade freely on the market? Are there any advantages to entering into a special trade agreement with other countries or blocs? What is the economic impact of trade decisions?

Exchange rates are closely connected to trade questions. Just how are exchange rates determined--and what impact do they have on the price of products in the United States? How do companies decide when it is time to enter foreign markets and what challenges do they face?
In this unit, we will explore the complex issues that must be addressed when countries want to trade their goods with others.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Outline the contributions of theorists that shape current trade and investment theory.
  • Outline the major regional trade agreements in existence today.
  • Describe the types of government trade policies and the effect of these policies on world trade.
  • Outline the impact of FDI.
  • Discuss the function of the foreign exchange market and explain how it impacts the flow of goods between countries.
  • Describe the impact of the international monetary system on trade.

Unit 3: The Organization in a Global Marketplace

In this final unit, we will explore the micro-level issues of global business; that is, we will study how the strategic decision to enter a foreign market influences the functions of marketing, human resource management, management, accounting, and operations within a business operation.

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Describe the major organizational levels and master data that are used during the procurement process.
  • Explain the key concepts associated with the procurement process.
  • Effectively use SAP ERP to execute the key steps in the procurement process (purchase to pay cycle).

Grading Criteria for Activities

Assignment Possible Points
Lesson Exploration Exercises (17 @ 10 pts. each) 170 points
Key Terms & Concept Definitions (3 @ 10 pts. each) 30 points
Unit papers (3 @ 25 pts. each) 75 points
Unit Group Collaborative Assignments
(2 @ 50 pts. each, 1 @ 25 pts.)
125 points
Exams (3 @ 100 pts. each) 300 points
Total: 700 points

Grading Scale
A 93% - 100%
A- 90% - 92%
B+ 88% - 89%
B 83% - 87%
B- 80% - 82%
C+ 78% - 79%
C 73% - 77%
C- 70% - 72%
D+ 68% - 69%
D 60% - 67%
F 0% - 59%


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