The International Business Practicum course provides an overview of the social-economic, technological, environmental -ethical, and political-legal forces that shape the environment of international business through a first-hand experience abroad. You will develop knowledge and skills to help analyze how business are managed differently across international boundaries. This course emphasizes the ability for effective oral and written communication, the application of analytical reasoning, the development of specific research skills for assessing the international context, and the use of experiential exercises to sensitize you to cultural differences.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To prepare you to conduct business in the dynamic international arena; this course aims to help you:
- Develop an understanding of the environmental forces that determine the "paying field" of international business.
- Explore the role of culture in cross-cultural communication and negotiation, and understand the impact of cultural differences on the management of people in multinational organizations.
- Understand the unique risks and opportunities in international business, and compare/contrast critical management issues in the contexts of domestic and international operations.
- Explore the ways in which culture, politics, economic status, and legal issues affect the management functions of planning, leading, organizing, controlling and staffing in a global context.
- Converse intelligently and knowledgeably about issues and problems related to international business management.
- Display sensitivity to the unique ethical issues that arise in the conduct of international business.
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