International Business Management and Multicultural Relations
American Public university System
Week Topics Learning Objectives Readings Assignment(s)
1 Globalization National Differences in Political Economy LO1: Identifying two countries of different political backgrounds, the student will be able to compare and contrast the political economies for those two countries and the impact globalization has on each of the countries. Yale Global Online – History of Globalization: .yale.edu/about/history.jsp”>http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/history.jsp. What is Globalization, Part 1 and Part 2 from Yale Global Online: .yale.edu/about/history.jsp”>http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/history.jsp. Global Governance, including Runaway Globalization without Governance and Global Governance: A Work in Progress from Yale Global Online: .yale.edu/about/global-governance.jsp”>http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/global-governance.jsp. What is Globalization from Globalization 101: .globalization101.org/what-is-globalization/”>http://www.globalization101.org/what-is-globalization/. Video: The Global Idea: .pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/hi/story/ch_f03_02.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/hi/story/ch_f03_02.html. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Scholarly References Forum –Please ensure you have read these guidelines. Turnitin.com Forum -Here, you will find the class ID and password; you need to read and respond to this forum. Introduction – Forum Forums are an integral element of the learning process. To have effective forums, it helps to get to know each other. Our introduction forum is a graded assignment and designed to build peer- to-peer relationships by introducing oneself and one’s background to the class. Post your introduction with the following in a 200-250 word paragraph: 1. Introduce yourself and describe your background to others. 2. Articulate your individual learning goals. 3. Articulate your expectations for this course. 4. Reply to 2 other students’ introduction, minimum 100 words each. Submit your Forum Post initial post by midnight, Day 7. Two replies due by midnight, Day 7. Forum 1 – Define globalization; include the impact it has for organizations and managers. Include the pros and cons of globalization for business. Submit your Forum Post 1 initial post by midnight, Day 7. Replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 1:Compare/contrast 2 different countries’ (from different continents) political economy. What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of each; keep in mind the aspect of globalization. Create this in PowerPoint form. Include images, such as the country itself.
Include notes in the speaker notes section to avoid the slide being full of text. PowerPoint is a presentation tool, treat this assignment as such.
Minimum 10 slides, not counting a title slide and reference slide. Submit Assignment 1 by midnight, Day 7, week 1.
2 International trade theory The political economy of international trade
LO2: Working with a chosen international trade theorist and their previous countries of different political backgrounds, the student will evaluate the environment of each country’s international trade market. Video: Global Challenges in the 21st Century from Yale Global Online: .yale.edu/multimedia_list/video”>http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/multimedia_list/video. World Trade at Risk, Policy Brief by C. Fred Bergsten. Trade and Globalization by Globalization 101: .globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/trade/”>http://www.globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/trade/. Primer 1: The economics of International Trade (read all pages/topics): .globalization101.org/primer-1-the-economics-of-international-trade/”>http://www.globalization101.org/primer-1-the-economics-of-international-trade/. Additional Optional Sites: The Federation of International Trade Associations: .fita.org/webindex/”>http://www.fita.org/webindex/. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 2 – Identify one international trade theory; describe it and include how/why it was created. Using a business/organization example discuss how the international theory has affected that business in the globalization environment. Submit your Forum Post 2 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 2:Using the class Forum and the topic labeled Week 2 Assignment, complete the following: Identify the role of the political economy in international trade; how do these roles affect the countries you previously evaluated in Week 1? Use scholarly articles to support your stance.
Minimum 3 paragraphs; 1 paragraph = 100 words (at a minimum). Submit Assignment 2 by midnight, Day 7, week 2. Submit in the Assignment dropbox “Completed in Forum.”
3 The Strategy of International Business Regional Economic Integration LO3: Given foreign strategy options, the student will examine how to be effective with regional economic integration within the framework of an organization’s operational management. Video: The Global Debate: .pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/hi/story/ch_f03_15.html”>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/hi/story/ch_f03_15.html. This week the focus is on international business strategy and regional economic integration. You will need to access the BUSN419 Course Guide this week: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 3 – Explain 2 different strategies of international business and evaluate why each is appropriate and when each is not. Use organizations as examples during your evaluation of each strategy. Submit your Forum Post 3 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 3 – Using the class Forum and the topic labeled Week 3 Assignment, complete the following: Choose one economic integration (such as EU, EEA, EFTA, CUBKR, etc.) and create a table that shows advantages and disadvantages. Next, include a text summary describing how an organization can still succeed given the disadvantages (strategy of international business). Minimum 3 paragraphs; 1 paragraph = 100 words (at a minimum). Submit Assignment 3 by midnight, Day 7, week 3. Submit in the Assignment dropbox “Completed in Forum.”
4 Exporting, importing, and countertrade Global production, outsourcing, and logistics LO4: Given the option of trading in foreign markets, the student will examine when it is appropriate to implement one strategy over another and determine the logistics of global production or outsourcing. SBA: Exporting and Importing: .sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/exporting-importing”>http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/exporting-importing. Primer 2: Government Regulation of Trade (read all pages/topics): .globalization101.org/primer-ii-government-regulation-of-trade-2/”>http://www.globalization101.org/primer-ii-government-regulation-of-trade-2/. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum –Explain the promise and risk of exporting or importing, and identify the information sources and government programs to help exporters or importers. Submit your Forum Post 4 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment – None Mid-term Exam – Must be completed by midnight, Day 7. NO MAKEUPS.
5 The Foreign Exchange Market The International Monetary System LO5: Working with the international monetary system, the student will evaluate a foreign exchange market within the realm of international business management. Video: The Euro Mess, the US Policy Paralysis and the Rest from Yale Global Online: .yale.edu/multimedia_list/video”>http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/multimedia_list/video. IMF/ World Bank: .globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/imfworld-bank/”>http://www.globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/imfworld-bank/. The Origins of the IFIs: .globalization101.org/the-origins-of-the-ifis/”>http://www.globalization101.org/the-origins-of-the-ifis/. The International Monetary Fund: .globalization101.org/the-international-monetary-fund/”>http://www.globalization101.org/the-international-monetary-fund/. The World Bank: .globalization101.org/the-world-bank-2/”>http://www.globalization101.org/the-world-bank-2/. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 5 – Describe how organizations interact in the foreign exchange market. Include the advantages and disadvantages of conducting global business using the foreign exchange market. Use examples to help support your discussion. Submit your Forum Post 5 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Two replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 5 – Using the class Forum and the topic labeled Week 5 Assignment, complete the following: Visit this site: .imsreform.org/”>http://www.imsreform.org/ and critically evaluate the idea of reforming the international monetary system. State why you agree or disagree with what you found. You must think critically and include scholarly resources to support your stance. Minimum 500 words. Submit Assignment 5 by midnight, Day 7, week 5. Submit in the Assignment dropbox “Completed in Forum.”
6 Entering Foreign Markets Foreign Direct Investment LO6: Working with a chosen country, the student will identify and examine the factors involved to enter a foreign market and how those factors affect various foreign direct investments. Introduction to Foreign Direct Investment: .globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/investment/”>http://www.globalization101.org/category/issues-in-depth/investment/. Factors Influencing Foreign Direct Investment Decisions: .globalization101.org/factors-influencing-foreign-investment-decisions/”>http://www.globalization101.org/factors-influencing-foreign-investment-decisions/. Positive Effects of Foreign Investment (read all topics/pages): .globalization101.org/positive-effects-of-foreign-investment/”>http://www.globalization101.org/positive-effects-of-foreign-investment/. Financial Volatility (read all topics/pages): .globalization101.org/financial-volatility/”>http://www.globalization101.org/financial-volatility/. .bluesteps.com/blog/how-to-enter-foreign-markets-a-strategy-overview.aspx”>The Executive Search Blog .quickmba.com/strategy/global/marketentry/”>Foreign Market Entry Modes .forbes.com/sites/yec/2011/09/22/a-5-step-primer-for-entering-an-international-market/”>5-Step Primer for Entering a Foreign Market BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 6 – Compare and contrast Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and other forms of International Business. Submit your Forum Post 6 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Two replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 6:Using the class Forum and the page labeled Week 6 Assignment, complete the following: Offer an article summary that discusses how to enter a foreign market; what are the steps needed and the essential elements for success. Compare/contrast two different entries. Minimum 500 words. Submit Assignment 6 by midnight, Day 7, week 6. Submit in the Assignment dropbox “Completed in Forum.”
7 Global marketing and R&D Global human resource management LO7: Working with a chosen multinational company, the student will be able to identify and analyze the impact of globalization on human resource management and develop a final analysis that synthesizes political backgrounds of countries, ethical behavior, entering a foreign market, marketing globally, and research and development in a global platform. Ø This week the focus is on global marketing and R&D. You will need to access the BUSN419 Course Guide this week .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 7 –Identify one global marketing strategy and using a specific organization as an example, identify how they successfully implemented the strategy to market globally. Submit your Forum Post 7 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Two replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment 7 –Create a global human resource strategy to recruit, select, and train an expatriate for a position of your choice. Include (but not limited): recruitment, selection, interviewing, hiring, and training. Use a specific company/industry to focus your recruitment efforts. Submit Assignment 7 by midnight, Day 7, week 7.
8 Differences in culture Ethics in international business LO8: Identifying an ethical theory, the student will be able to apply appropriate ethical behavior to a cross-cultural communication situation within the realm of international business management. .usdiplomacy.org/diplomacytoday/values/values.php”>US Diplomacy .pages.drexel.edu/%7Ecp28/ethterm.htm”>Types of ethical theory .stanford.edu/entries/marx/”>Karl Marx .stanford.edu/search/searcher.py”>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .com/”>Geert Hofstede BUSN419 Campus Course Guide: .campusguides.com/BUSN419″>http://apus.campusguides.com/BUSN419. Forum 8 – Provide an article summary of how cross-cultural communications can impact (harm or help) situations for the international business manager. Provide at least one example. Submit your Forum Post 8 initial post by midnight, Day 4. Two replies due by midnight, Day 7. Assignment – None Final Exam – Must be completed by midnight, Day 7. NO MAKEUPS.
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