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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Business

INTB B200 Introduction to International Business 3 crs.

This course prepares students to be effective decision makers in an international setting.  It seeks to provide them with a working knowledge of issues relating to making decision in today’s global environment.  It also aims at equipping students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound business decisions in international setting.  It covers the international business environment, dealing with topics such as national differences in political economy and culture, international trade, exchange rates, intellectual property rights and other topics which affect the international business operations.  It also focuses on the individual firm strategies, covering foreign direct investment, firm market entry strategies, financial and other business decisions that the successful multinationals need to make.  

Cross-listing: BA B200

INTB B305 International Economics 3 crs.

This course considers exchange rate systems; adjustments in international disequilibrium situations; relationships among rates of exchange, inflation, interest, and unemployment; and domestic and international economic policies. It also considers various theories of competitive advantage in international trade, the nature and effects of commercial policies, and international economic integration.

Prerequisites: ECON B201; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B305

INTB B210 Law for International Business 3 crs.

This course discusses basic legal principles of engaging in business transactions subject to the law of foreign jurisdictions, and processes available and rules that apply to the solutions of international business problems.

Prerequisites: LGST B200 or LGST B205; junior standing.

Cross-listing: LGST B210

INTB B315 International Management 3 crs.

This course explores the complexities arising from managing an international business with a framework for analyzing and successfully operating across nations. Students develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and negotiation skills through in-class participatory exercises, case discussions, supplementary readings, and a group research project.

Prerequisites: MGT B245; junior standing

Cross-listing: MGT B315

INTB B325 International Financial Management 3 crs.

This course explores the problems and complexities that arise when trade and investment take place across national boundaries. Topics include financing international trade, exchange rate risk, risk exposure and management, and international investments.

Prerequisites: FIN B300; junior standing

Cross-listing: FIN B325

INTB B330 International Marketing 3 crs.

This course explores similarities and differences of domestic and international marketing programs; sources of information available to firms considering foreign marketing efforts; costs and problems of gathering this information; formulation and implementation of marketing strategies in other environments.

Prerequisites: MKT B280; junior standing

Cross-listing: MKT B330

INTB B335 Economic Development 3 crs.

This course will consider the disparity of material well-being among the masses of people in different countries. Topics include causes of poverty and wealth; nature of economic growth; the roles of the state, markets, and social and cultural institutions in economic development.

Prerequisites:ECON B200, ECON B201; junior standing

Cross-listing: ECON B335

INTB B340 Business Environment and Practices in Latin America 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Latin America or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Latin America. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of Latin American nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B345 Business Environment and Practices in Asia 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Asia or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Asia. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of Asian nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B350 Business Environment and Practices in Europe 3 crs.

This course aims at developing skills essential for being an effective manager either in Europe or with a business that does business in that region; and understanding how U.S.-based companies may profit from the prospects emerging from the current social, political, and economic landscape in Europe. Discussion will be centered on identifying, analyzing, and comparing the factors surrounding such markets, and on understanding the implications of such elements for organizations and managers, highlighting business practices and cross-cultural differences. Students will also develop "country profiles" of European nations or markets. The course method includes lectures and case discussions, as well as numerous local and foreign guest speakers.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

INTB B370 Import / Export Operations 3 crs.

This course covers the basics of international trade, transaction sequencing, transportation and logistics, export pricing, freight forwarding, shipping and collection documents, payment terms and bank collections, tariffs and duties, packing and marking, marine cargo insurance, and import procedures.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Cross-listings: MGT B370, MKT B370

INTB B435 Multinational Business Strategy 3 crs.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, research, communication, and strategic skills via two methods–first, in-depth class discussions of concepts and cases focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies pursued by large multinationals; second, an applied research project whereby students formulate and defend a global strategic plan for a company, after performing a strategic audit and assessing the forces and trends shaping the future of the industry in which it operates.

Prerequisites: FIN B300, MGT B245, MGT B325, MKT B280; senior standing

Cross-listing: BA B435

INTB B499 Independent Study in International Business arr.

See description in College of Business overview