CCOG for BA 203 Spring 2024

Course Number:
BA 203
Course Title:
Introduction to International Business
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Course Description

Explores processes of international trade, whether the company is an importer, exporter, or a multinational firm. Forms a basis for further study and specialization in the international business field. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

In the Introduction to International Business Course, students will gain an understanding of the institutions, environments, forces, and problems that are involved when businesses operate in foreign economies. Its primary emphasis will be the dynamics of Business.
Portland is an important west-coast port city and many of the firms located here are engaged in international trade. This course is designed to give the student a global perspective of business.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Communicate effectively using basic international business vocabulary enabling them to successfully follow and engage in higher-level
international business courses.

Fully comprehend basic concepts of international business that will facilitate employment in entry-level positions in international trade and commerce.

Identify major governmental and non-governmental sources of information and import / export assistance and apply that knowledge through development of research reports tied to global business activity and country-specific business conditions.

Identify sources of information on cultural and business practice differences between countries enabling students to prepare themselves to do business with foreign nationals from those countries or brief other business managers on proper protocols for conducting business in those countries.

Use concepts of global business management as outlined in Domain 1 of the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional Practice Delineation in order to successfully respond to questions specific to the global business management knowledge portion of the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional exam.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts described in the required competencies by any combination of the following:

  1. Class participation
  2. Written case study analysis
  3. Individual or group projects
  4. Class presentations
  5. Quizzes or examinations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Planning, Organizing and Controlling
  2. Responsibility and Accountability
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Effective Written and Oral Communications
  5. Team Work
  6. Ethical Conduct

Competencies and Skills:

  1. Identify some of the problems of large multi-national and small importer-exporter firms
  2. Recognize how management operates within the framework of diverse financial systems
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how international firms must adapt to the changing international business-government relationships.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with corporate policy and strategy used in international operations
  5. Recognize various aspects of International Marketing
  6. Identify the concerns of a more functional orientation in an international setting.
  7. Learn a basic international business vocabulary and become familiar with institutions and process of international trade.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the international business environment, its framework and cultural diversity.