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International Business B.S.B.

Strategic Management & Entrepreneur
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120 to 132
  • Required credits within the major: 20
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The international business major provides students with a rigorous foundation for success in today's global business environment. Recognizing that career placement and early stage career success depends importantly on strong functional skills (e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, operations, information systems, or entrepreneurship), the international business major must be completed with another major in Carlson. The international business major enhances any functional major with a comprehensive understanding of the additional complexity and contingencies required when conducting business across national borders.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
Students in the school have no restrictions on declaring the major but must complete the tool courses before starting the major. Students from outside of the school must meet overall admission standards to enter this major, including completion of the tool courses. Students entering as sophomores should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, and calculus prior to transfer. Students entering as juniors should complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus, statistics, and accounting prior to transfer.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1101H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1104 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1105 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550H {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
The international business major must be completed with another major within the Carlson School.
Lower Division Requirements
Students entering the program as freshmen or sophomores take MGMT 1001. Students who transfer in as juniors complete MGMT 3001 instead.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Immersion Core
Students complete the Immersion Core as a cohort.
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
Additional Core Requirements
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3033V {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
Major Courses
International Business Foundations
The international business foundations courses must be completed at the Carlson School.
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business (2.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 5310 - International Accounting (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro) (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4622 - International Finance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5225 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4090 - Corporate Strategy in Emerging Europe (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4082W - Brand Management [WI] (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship in China (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 4010 - Management of Technology in the Middle East (3.0 cr)
International Environment Breadth
May be completed abroad with advising and department approval.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
International Political Economy Survey Course
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· POL 3410 - Topics in Comparative Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 3835 - International Relations [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4401 - International Economics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4307 - Comparative Economic Systems (3.0 cr)
· APEC 3007 - Applied Macroeconomics: Policy, Trade, and Development [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3419 - History of Capitalism: Uneven Development Since 1500 (3.0 cr)
· Sociocultural Survey Course
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· GLOS 4802 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3212 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4021 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4065 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· AMST 4301 - Workers and Consumers in the Global Economy [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
International Business Environment Depth
May be completed abroad with advising and department approval.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 5310 - International Accounting (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro) (2.0 cr)
· FINA 4622 - International Finance (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5225 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development [SOCS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3378 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· PA 4414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3468 - Social Change in Modern China (3.0 cr)
· POL 4481 - Governments and Markets (3.0-4.0 cr)
· PSY 3301 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
Senior Seminar in International Business
MGMT 4500 - Senior Seminar in International Business (2.0 cr)
International Experience
Students in the International Business major will complete a study abroad experience of at least one full semseter in length. OR They may complete a study abroad experience of any length, PLUS an internship with an international organization. (Please speak with an adviser about acceptable internships.)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Measuring/describing an economy. Macroeconomic phenomena, including long-term growth, inflation, unemployment, and recessions. International trade and capital flows. Simple macroeconomic models. Financial markets. Monetary policy. Taxation, government expenditure, and debt as macroeconomic policy. Poverty and income distribution. prereq: [1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101 or ECON 1101H, honors
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
BA 3000 - Career Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Career planning. Use of Carlson School of Management's Business Career Center. Awareness, knowledge, skills associated with career/job search process. prereq: CSOM [soph or upper div] major, MACC, MBT
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in form/purpose in complex environments/technologies. Managerial challenges related to international management, social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: Carlson School fr or soph
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Fina 3000/3001/ApEc 3501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, OMS 2550
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business strategy. How business firms set and pursue their goals. Key categories of strategic issues and concepts/frameworks managers use to analyze and address those issues. Attention to specific firms and situations. prereq: CSOM, soph or jr
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
IDSC 3001 - Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/IBus 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource professional as strategic partner in managing organizations. Human resource management in achieving organizational performance. Legal environment. Job analysis. Recruiting/selection. Training/development. Performance management. Total rewards. Labor relations. Ethical issues. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories, frameworks, tools, and facts for understanding the environment of firms in international competition. Main world-level economic flows (trade, investment, finance). How country-/industry-level economic, political, and sociocultural factors influence behavior/functions of firms in international competition. prereq: 1001 or 1001H or 3001
MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Impact of culture and communication on business interactions. How to adapt and respond to intercultural interactions. Business culture and cross-cultural communication in a business context rather than on general country or regional cultural issues.
ACCT 5310 - International Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Causes/history of international differences in design of financial accounting/reporting systems, efforts to harmonize them into worldwide system. Role/impact of currency translation on financial statements. International Accounting Standards, conceptual framework. prereq: 5101; [5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5102] recommended
FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01590 - Fina 4621/Fina 4641
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of macroeconomic policies in emerging markets and developed countries. International dimensions of corporate finance. Exchange rates, interest rate parity, trade deficit/surplus. prereq: 3001, CSOM major
FINA 4622 - International Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Corporate investment, risk management decision making in international context. International capital markets, cost of capital in emerging economies. Measuring/managing currency risk. prereq: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Determining product markets where organizations should compete based on ability to create/maintain competitive advantage. External environment of business. Constructing/evaluating global marketing strategies. Largely case-based. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040, 12 cr in marketing, sr
IBUS 4090 - Corporate Strategy in Emerging Europe
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01624
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consulting project focused on regional strategy of major American company expanding operations in Central/Eastern Europe. Business practices of corporations operating in emerging markets. Marketing, operations, international business topics.
IBUS 4082W - Brand Management (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01723 - IBus 4082W/Mkgt 4082W
Prerequisites: MKTG 3001, MKTG 3010, MKTG 3040
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Brand asset management. Measuring brand knowledge. Building/leveraging brands. Managing brands globally. prereq: MKTG 3001, MKTG 3010, MKTG 3040
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship in China
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02187
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applying theories/research on how new organizational programs, products, technologies are developed/implemented. Diagnostic skills. How innovation unfolds. prereq: [Mgmt 1001 or 3001 or 3010], approved application
IBUS 4010 - Management of Technology in the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01820
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Undergraduate study abroad in Israel. prereq: Undergrad
POL 3410 - Topics in Comparative Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics of current analytical or policy importance to comparative politics. Topics vary, as specified in Class Schedule.
POL 3835 - International Relations (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to theoretical study of international relations. How theoretical perspective shapes one's understandings of structure/practices of global politics.
ECON 4401 - International Economics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
International trade flows. Commercial policy and welfare implications, protection. Global trade organizations. International factor mobility. Balance of payments analysis and open-economy macroeconomics. Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination. International monetary system. Regional integration. Case studies. prereq: [[1101, 1102] or equiv], not open to econ majors
ECON 4307 - Comparative Economic Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4307/4337
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Functions of economic systems; market economy vs. centrally planned economy. Post socialist transitions in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China and reforms undertaken. Initial conditions and strategies for reforms; results of reforms in terms of key economic indicators. prereq: 1101, 1102 or equiv; not open to Econ majors
APEC 3007 - Applied Macroeconomics: Policy, Trade, and Development (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Indicators of economic development, growth in trade, and welfare of developing countries. Globalization. Drivers of growth, productivity, technical change, and research. Comparative advantage. Distribution consequences of trade. Trade policy instruments/institutions. prereq: [1101 or ECON 1101], [1101H or ECON 1101H], [1102 or ECON 1102], [1102H or ECON 1102H]; 3001, 3006 recommended
GEOG 3331 - Geography of the World Economy (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Geographical distribution of resources affecting development; location of agriculture, industry, services; geography of communications; agglomeration of economic activities, urbanization, regional growth; international trade; changing global development inequalities; impact of globalizing production and finance on the welfare of nations, regions, cities.
HIST 3419 - History of Capitalism: Uneven Development Since 1500
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01963 - GloS 3219/Hist 3419
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Causes of economic inequities in contemporary world. Long-term economic developments in cases taken from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North/South America. Various theoretical approaches to study of economic development. Introduction to key concepts.
GLOS 3602 - Other Worlds: Globalization and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Globalization produces complex, sometimes volatile, local responses. Course explores interconnectedness of the world, considering not one world, but many. Topics include colonialism, consumption, diasporic conditions, global media, nationalism, supra-national governance. Examines how globality is experienced and contested locally and specifically. prereq: [3101, 3144] or instr consent
GLOS 4221 - Globalize This! Understanding Globalization Through Sociology (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GloS 4221/Soc 4321
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Globalization of organizations, political relations, and culture. Dependency, world systems theories. Growth of international nongovernmental organizations, their impact on state policies and civil society. Expansion of international norms. Globalization of popular culture.
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3003/GloS 3003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary. Field research. Politics of ethnographic knowledge. Marxist/feminist theories of culture. Culture, language, and discourse. Psychological anthropology. Culture/transnational processes.
AMST 4301 - Workers and Consumers in the Global Economy (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Impact of global economy on workplaces/workers in the United states, Mexico, and Caribbean countries. Influence on consumption. Consequences for American culture/character. Effects on U.S./Mexican factory work, service sector, temporary working arrangements, offshore production jobs in Dominican Republic, and professional/managerial positions.
MGMT 3900 - International Business Communication (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Impact of culture and communication on business interactions. How to adapt and respond to intercultural interactions. Business culture and cross-cultural communication in a business context rather than on general country or regional cultural issues.
ACCT 5310 - International Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Causes/history of international differences in design of financial accounting/reporting systems, efforts to harmonize them into worldwide system. Role/impact of currency translation on financial statements. International Accounting Standards, conceptual framework. prereq: 5101; [5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5102] recommended
FINA 4621 - The Global Economy (Macro)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01590 - Fina 4621/Fina 4641
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of macroeconomic policies in emerging markets and developed countries. International dimensions of corporate finance. Exchange rates, interest rate parity, trade deficit/surplus. prereq: 3001, CSOM major
FINA 4622 - International Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Corporate investment, risk management decision making in international context. International capital markets, cost of capital in emerging economies. Measuring/managing currency risk. prereq: CSOM major, 3001, 4121 or 4121H, 4221
MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Determining product markets where organizations should compete based on ability to create/maintain competitive advantage. External environment of business. Constructing/evaluating global marketing strategies. Largely case-based. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040, 12 cr in marketing, sr
POL 3477 - Political Economy of Development (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Political processes/problems associated with economic development. Political economy of underdevelopment/development. Problems of state building, development of political institutions.
GLOS 3415W - Global Institutions of Power: World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. Emphasizes their daily practices and political, economic, and cultural effects around the world. Politics/business of development. Free market and trade. New transnational professional class. Social activism.
PA 4414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children.
HIST 3468 - Social Change in Modern China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EAS 3468W/Hist 3468W/5468
Typically offered: Every Fall
Opium War and opening of Treaty Ports in 19th century. Missionary activity and cultural influence. Changes in education system. Women's movement. Early industrialization. Socialism/collectivization after 1949. Industrialization of Taiwan. PRC's entry into world trading system.
POL 4481 - Governments and Markets
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01833 - Pol 4481/Pol 5481
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Connection between democracy and markets. Experiences of countries in North America and Europe. prereq: 1054 or instr consent
PSY 3301 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories/research on how culture influences basic psychological processes (e.g., emotion, cognition, psychopathology) in domains that span different areas of psychology (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, industrial-organizational) and of other disciplines (e.g., anthropology, public health, sociology). prereq: 1001
ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary society and culture in South Asia from an anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship and politics; religion; ethnicity; and the Indian diaspora.
GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
MGMT 4500 - Senior Seminar in International Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
International business capstone. Topics related to doing business globally. Opportunity to integrate study abroad/coursework experiences. prereq: CSOM sr, completed semester abroad, IB major or minor