This course provides an overview of globalization and examines the utility and adaptability of core business functions within a global context; the fundamentals of international trade, foreign direct investment, international finance, international human resource management, international operations management, outsourcing, decision-making in the multinational enterprise, international management, and corporate strategies. (3 credits)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Global Environment: describe the functions of market systems, including their role in effective resource allocation and their reaction to information; describe the interactions of government policy and spending, monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets and institutions and the interaction of economies;
- Social Cultural and Political Differences: assess the political, legal, economic, social and cultural differences and analyze how they affect the operations of the firm;
- Social Responsibility: identify and describe the characteristics of a socially responsible firm, and associated costs and benefits;
- Critical thinking skills: analyze, generalize, question and problem solve
- Networking and Dynamics: demonstrate ability to work constructively with colleagues/clients/customers of all aptitudes and dispositions to accomplish tasks and solve business problems that require careful analysis; and
- Motivation and Leadership: demonstrate ability to work independently or in groups, as well as motivate others.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
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Course Activities and Grading
Midterm Exam (Week 4)
Current Event Article Analysis (Week 7)
Final Exam (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Hill, Charles W. L. International Business: Competing in the Global Market Place. 13th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2021. ISBN-10: 1-264-12388-4 or ISBN-13: 978-1-264-12388-9 [Looseleaf Version]
Recommended (Not Required) Course Materials
- Online subscription to The Economist. The Economist is an excellent source for current event articles, country-specific information, and research tools, and has a searchable database. A limited number of articles are available without subscription.
Readings and Exercises
Topics: Globalization; National Differences in Political Economy and Differences in Culture
Topics: Ethics and International Trade & The Political Economy of International Trade
Topics: Foreign Direct Investment & The Foreign Exchange Market
Topic: Midterm Exam
Topics: International Monetary System & Global Capital Market
Topic: Strategy and Organization of International Business
Topic: Global Business Operations, Marketing, and R & D
Topic: Global Human Resource Management
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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