01523/International Business Administration

The International Business Administration program is designed as a double major and entails fulfilling the requirements of one other functional major. The International Business Administration major requires the completion of four international courses and a proficiency in a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish). Students are required to complete Economics 0250 and IB 0381, and may choose one course from Acct 0250, Econ 0251, Finance 0250 or Finance 0251, as well as one course from GSM 0380, HRA 0201, Law 0106, or Marketing 0250.

Upper Division Courses

0100. Fundamentals of Asian Business (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Economics C050, C051, C052 or C055 or by permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to enable you to grasp broad knowledge on Asian business practices. The semester will begin by surveying the wide array of national characteristics that corporate decision-makers must consider prior to making economic decisions on foreign investment. During this section of the course, we will also analyze economic, social, and political conditions in India in order to provide practical examples of how the national characteristics impact the decision-making process. It will then examine the similarities and dissimilarities among Japanese, Chinese, and Korean businesses and the special features of Japanese business, such as the network relationships among companies and groups called keiretsu. Given our understanding of the above issues, we will examine how American companies should compete in Asia.

Note: Fox School of Business students must be a junior or have special permission from your academic adviser. This course was originally under the General and Strategic Management Department (GSM 0100).

0101. Fundamentals of Latin American Business (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Economics C050, C051, C052, or C055 or by permission of the instructor.

This course is designed to give you a solid basis to face a job assignment related to business in a Latin American country and to develop your ability to perceive the importance of cultural diversity and how it influences business activities across Latin American countries. Specifically, this course will help you understand the specific challenges of doing business in Latin America and enable you to perceive and understand the differences in the business environment, business customs, and business practices between countries of Latin America and of the rest of the world.

Note: Fox School of Business students must be a junior or have special permission from your academic advisor. This course was in the General & Strategic Management department (GSM 0101)

0106. International Law (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Law C001 or 0091.

Cross Listed with Law and Business 0106 International Law.

Fifty percent of the net profits of most large corporations are generated through international transactions. This course will explore the legal considerations that apply to U.S. businesses abroad and will explore issues of contract negotiations, enforcement of judgments, international conventions, sovereign immunity, and current multinational business issues such as dumping, products liability, and patents and copyrights.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Law 0106.

0201. International Business (3 s.h.) F SS.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Human Resource Administration 0083 or 0093 at Temple University or the transfer institution.

Cross Listed with Human Resource Management 0201 - International Human Resource Management.

Focuses on the role of the manager in international organizations and creates awareness of differing legal environments and societal attitudes. Relates national differences to functional areas of human resource management - staffing, compensation, training, and labor relations.

Note: This course is cross-listed with HRM 0201.

0255. International Trade (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Economics C051 (0091) and C052 (0092) or permission of instructor.

Cross Listed with Economics 0250 International Trade.

An examination of the basic theories of international trade, commercial policy, and factor movements. Topics may include the relation between trade and economic growth, global aspects of U.S. trade policy, international trade agreements, and protectionism.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Economics 0250.

0256. International Monetary Economics (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Economics C051 (0091) and C052 (0092) or permission of instructor.

Cross Listed with Economics 0251 - International Monetary Economics.

The analysis of the balance of payments and foreign currency markets. Topics include the international payments system, foreign investment and debt, and exchange rate regimes.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Economics 0251.

0265. International Financial Markets (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: A C or better in both Finance 0101 and 0103 (or 0191 and 0193).

Cross Listed with Finance 0250 - International Financial Markets.

This course provides a detailed analysis of international financial markets. Topics include: foreign currency, international money markets, international banking, and international capital markets.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Finance 0250.

0266. International Financial Management (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: A C or better in both Finance 0101 and 0103 (or 0191 and 0193).

Cross Listed with Finance 0251 - International Financial Management.

The course provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the financing and investment decisions of multinational firms operating in international financial markets. Topics include: international asset valuation, international financing and investments, foreign exchange risk exposure, and country risk management.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Finance 0251.

0275. International Marketing (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Marketing 0081 (formerly Marketing 0101) or Marketing 0091.

Cross Listed with Marketing 0250 International Marketing.

Problems of marketing and analysis of the internal marketing system of countries with various types of political-economic structures. The strategic impact of economic, cultural, political, and legal differences on marketing is emphasized. International product, price, promotion, and distribution issues are also considered.

Note: This course is cross-listed with Marketing 0250.

0288. International Business Internship (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Approval of IB Faculty Director.

The course objective is to enable students to gain practical work experience on a project of relevance to their academic program, while providing the latest best practices and international business concepts on projects for employers. Course consists of an internship with a company involved in international business either in the U.S. or abroad. Students are encouraged to apply for currently developed programs as well as select from a reputable organization of their interest. The result is a project paper based on student assignments within the organization.

Note: Arrangements are made through the Institute of Global Management Studies. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA and final approval by Dr. Arvind Phatak required.

0380. Global Strategic Management (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Cross Listed with General Strategic Management 0380 Global Strategic Management.

An examination of the distinctive management issues that arise when firms are either contemplating or already doing business across national boundaries. This course requires the integration and application of knowledge and skills learned in earlier courses and also introduces the critical business skills of understanding and managing strategic issues in international settings.

Note: This course is cross-listed with GSM 0380.

0381. International Business Practicum (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: All other courses in the International Business Administration Major.

Cross Listed with General and Strategic Management 0381.

This IB Capstone course focuses on integrating theory and practice through the application of international business tools and methods. Students work in consulting teams to assist local companies exploring a new international market by providing a detailed market research report and summary presentation to the client. The course will feature guest speakers that are experts in various aspects of international trade.

Note: International Business Administration Capstone course. For IB majors with Senior status.

0395-0396. Independent Study (1-6 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Approval of department chair.

Readings and/or papers under supervision of a faculty member. The student should pursue a topic of interest by getting a faculty member to agree to supervise the student's study. Possible topics of interest to the faculty in the department include: cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and global sourcing, among others.

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