McBride Center for International Business

International Business Courses

INB 3305 (cross-listed BUS 3305) Global Business
An introductory survey of how multinational companies manage basic business processes in responding to the complex challenges of operating in an international environment of diverse economic, cultural, and political systems.

INB 3330 (cross-listed ECO 3330 and GEO 3330) Economic Geography
A study of the effects of geography and resource availability on the pattern of world land use, population growth, and migration, technological change, transportation system development, output growth, capital flows, and tariff policy. 

INB 3332 Business in the Global Economy
Prerequisites: ECO 1305, or a minimum grade of C in ECO 2306 and 2307, and junior standing. An overview of the global economy, with an emphasis on how current developments affect international business. A brief history of foreign trade, basic international trade theory, instruments of trade policy and their economic effects, trade policies for developing nations, regional economic integration arrangements, balance of payments, and foreign exchange markets. A student may not earn credit in both ECO 3331 and INB 3332

INB 3333 Doing Business in Different Cultures
Prerequisite: Junior standing
Examines how managerial practices & challenges vary across different cultures and business regions and how universal management functions are adapted to accommodate unique cultural environments.

INB 4320 (cross-listed BL 4320) International Business Law

INB 4325 (cross-listed MKT 4325) International Marketing
Prerequisite: MKT 3305.
A study of the international dimensions of American enterprise and the background of the international environment. Includes international trade concepts, cultural dynamics, business customs, multinational markets, development markets, and influence of political, legal, and geographic factors on international marketing.

INB 4331 (cross-listed FIN 4331) International Business Finance
Prerequisite: FIN 3310.
A study of the concept of the balance of payments and its use by the international financial manager; different methods of financing international trade including the methods, documents, and institutions used; and an examination of capital investments and international financial markets.

INB 4332 (cross-listed ECO 4332) Economic Problems in Latin America
Prerequisites: ECO 2306 and 2307, or 1305, and junior standing.
Evolution of the economies of Latin America with particular emphasis on present structures and policies.

INB 4333 (cross-listed ECO 4333) Foreign Exchange Markets
Prerequisites: ECO 2306 and 2307, or ECO 1305 and junior standing. Description and analysis of currency markets, emphasizing their roles in the business environment. Topics include spot forward, futures, and options markets, currency, and interest rate swaps, models of exchange rate determination, the operation and relative merits of fixed and flexible exchange rate systems, and the management of exchange rate risk by business.

INB 4334 (cross-listed ECO 4334) Economic Development
Prerequisites: ECO 2306 and 2307, or 1305, and junior standing.
Critical analysis of current explanations of economic growth and development, involving historical aspects, policies for achieving development in emerging countries, and conditions necessary for continued growth in advanced countries.

INB 4335 (cross-listed ECO 4335, AST 4335) Asian Economic Development
Prerequisites: ECO 2306 and 2307, or 1305, and junior standing.
A survey of the evolution of selected economies of Asia, with the aim of identifying in each case those conditions and policies, which have aided or hindered economic progress.

INB 4338 (cross-listed ECO 4338, AST 4338) Economic Systems of the World
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
An examination of institutional structures, economic reforms, and the relative performance of regions and representative countries throughout the world.

INB 4341 (cross-listed AFS 4331, ECO 4331) African Economic Development
Problems of economic development faced by the nations of Africa. Topics covered will include poverty, healthcare, agriculture, population growth, education, the role of women, rural-urban migration, industrialization, trade, aid, debt, and economic reforms.

INB 4378 (cross-listed ACC 4378) International Accounting
This course examines international accounting within the context of managing multinational enterprises (MNEs). While not a primary focus, the course also addresses accounting issues in the context of different countries. We explore the factors that influence accounting standards and practices and how those factors impact the harmonization of worldwide standards.

INB 4V98 Special Studies in International Business
Independent study or specials topics courses in international business.

ECO 5330 Problem Areas in International Economics
Prerequisite(s): ECO 3305 and FIN 3310 or BUS 5902, or consent of instructor.
World economy with particular emphasis upon emerging problems relating to the international monetary system, the trend toward economic regionalism, the growth of the less developed countries, and economic relations between private enterprise economies and state trading enterprises. Basic theories of international economics are developed as a framework for analysis of policy issues.

ECO 5333 (Cross-listed as FIN 5333)Foreign Exchange Markets and International Monetary Institutions
Prerequisite(s): ECO 3305 and FIN 3310 or BUS 5902.
Foreign exchange markets, emphasizing theoretical and empirical issues and their relation to the business environments. Topics include exchange rate regimes, efficiency, forecast measurement and management of foreign exchange risk forward and futures markets, options, swaps, and multi-currency bonds.

ECO 5334 Economic Development
Prerequisite: Six semester hours of Economics
Major issues involved in the process of development such as mass poverty, population growth, agricultural transormation, and trade.

ECO 5338 Seminar in World Economic Systems
Prerequisite(s): ECO 2305, 2306, 3305, or equivalent course work.
Economic institutions in world regions and nations, and their relative success or failure. Topics include the problems involved in making international statistical comparisons, the importance of the rise in the U.S. service sector, the operation of private and nationalized industries in Western Europe, the legacy of central planning and the market transition in the former Soviet Union, and the rise and fall of the Asian miracle.

FIN 5331 Seminar in International Finance
Prerequisite(s): ECO 3305 and FIN 3310.
Ways in which international transactions are financed, the impact of international operations upon the financial structure of the firm, and the functioning of international financial markets. Topics include the instruments and institutions involved in the financing of international trade, the mechanics of foreign exchange dealings and the impact of exchange rate fluctuations upon corporate operations, financial management of the firm engaged in international operations, and the functioning of international financial centers and money markets.

MGT 5325 International Management
Strategies and strategic responses of individual firms operating internationally. The evolution of global industries, global competition, and global strategies is emphasized throughout. A major portion of the course is devoted to case analysis of U.S. and foreign firms.

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