INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (655)





CourseĀ  Objectives

Understand the global village concept
Understand global economic concepts
Appreciate the cultural influences on business
Understand the organization of international
   business
Develop business ethics
Apply theories of management to international    business
Understand the role of information systems in international business
Understand the role of production systems in international business
Understand the role of marketing in a global economy
Understand the role of finance in a global economy organizational structure
Develop management skills
Understand the role of international business





Performance Indicators

The student will:
o       Explain the role of international business and analyze its impact on careers and doing business at the local, state, national, and international levels.
o       Apply communication strategies necessary and appropriate for effective and profitable international business relations.
o       Describe the social, cultural, political, legal, and economic factors that shape and impact the international business environment.
o       Describe the environmental factors that define what is considered ethical business behavior.
o       Explain the role, importance, and concepts of international finance and risk management.
o       Address special challenges in operations & management of human resources in international business.
o       Apply marketing concepts to international business.
o       Relate balance of trade concepts to import/export process.
o       Identify forms of business ownership and entrepreneurial opportunities available in international business.





Standards Alignment

Explain the role of international business; analyze how it impacts business at all levels.
Describe the interrelatedness of the social, cultural, political, legal, and economic factors that shape and impact the international business community.
Apply communications strategies necessary and appropriate for effective and profitable international business relations.
Describe environmental factors that define what is considered ethical business behavior in a global business environment.
Relate balance of trade concepts to the import/export process.
Apply marketing concepts to international business situations
Identify forms of business ownership and entrepreneurial opportunities available in international business.
Analyze special challenges in operations and human resource management in international business





Technology Standards Alignment

Performance Indicators:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10





Student Assessment

Chapter tests
Short reports/presentations
Discussion and class participation
Individual and group projects
Midterm and final exam
Global business plan project





Student Activities

o       Analyze case studies and prepare reports
o       Conduct Internet research and prepare reports
o       Participate in role play activities
o       Write a global business plan
o       Conduct management experiments
o       Give oral presentations





Mission and Student Expectations Alignment

A2    All students will utilize effective literacy skills: communication, writing effectiveness,        reading analysis and interpretation.

A3      All students will meet performance standards   for technological literacy in their classes.

C5     All students will recognize diversity and balance individual freedom with the needs and rights of others.





Applied Learning Alignment

o       Problem Solving A1a, A1b, A1c
o       Communication Tools and Techniques A2a, A2c
o       Information Tools and Techniques A3a, A3c
o       Learning and Self-management Tools and Techniques   A4a, A4b, A4c
o       Tools and Techniques for Working With   Others A5a






ELA Grade Span Expectations
Mathematics Grade Span Expectations
Reading:                R 3.2    I, A
                        R 7           A-
                        R 8.1        A
                        R 8.3        A
                         R 8.5-8.6   A
                        R 15.2-15.4  I, A

Writing                 W 14.2      I/A+
                        W 14.5     I/A+
                        W 9.1-9.5  A+

Communications  OC 1.1-1.2  A
                        OC 1.5        A
                        OC 2.1-2.6   A+




Common Core of Learning

Communications
  Read widely and attentively
  Write persuasively and expressively
Problem Solving
  Learn continuously, effectively solve problems                   
Body of Knowledge
  Know about themselves, know about others
Personal and Social Responsibility
  Acquire necessary skills, competencies and personal qualities to succeed in the workplace
  Respond to challenges with integrity, honesty and courage
  Work responsibly in groups
  Show tolerance for human diversity