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Course Topics & Objectives See eCampus.Week One: The Nature of International Business

Recognize how global driving forces affect international and domestic business. Defend arguments for and against trade restrictions. Support decisions for entering or avoiding a foreign market. Apply concepts of foreign investment to a potential venture. Week Two: International Institutions and Monetary Systems

Describe the relationship between international organizations and international business.

Describe the effects of regional grouping of nations on business.

Describe the positive and negative aspects of using the gold standard.

Compare and contrast the major foreign currency exchange (Fx) markets of the world.Week Three: International Environmental Forces

Estimate the impact of a countrys location, climate, topography, and natural resources on international trade.

Recognize how economic and socioeconomic forces affect a markets potential.

Recognize the major social, political, and legal forces that affect international business.

Define the role that ideological beliefs play in business.

Week Four: Financial and Labor Forces

Explain how financial and labor forces influence international business.

Explain how fluctuating exchange rates affect international business transactions.

Week Five: The Organizational Environment

Recognize the importance of strategic planning for international business.

Differentiate between the characteristics of domestic and international strategic planning.

Describe the criteria used to assess a market.

Determine whether or not a foreign market is a viable candidate for investment.

Week Six: Assessing and Analyzing Markets

Appraise a foreign market using a market screening process.

Week Seven: Marketing Internationally and Export/Import Practices

Compare and contrast domestic and international marketing. Identify considerations for importing or exporting a product. Recognize the documentation needed to export goods.

Week Eight: Strategic Planning and Organizational Design

Differentiate between domestic and international financial management.

Recognize the concerns of an international business when raising capital.

Explain the relationship between strategic planning and organizational design.Week Nine: Export Business Plan

Analyze a potential international business opportunity. Course Materials See eCampus.

Ball, D. A., McCulloch, W. H. Jr., Frantz, P. L., Geringer, J. M., & Minor, M. S. (2006). International business: The challenge of global competition (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Axia Colleges Writing Style Handbook, available online at https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/Writing_Style_Handbook_AxiaUOP.pdfAll electronic materials are available on your student Web site.Supplemental Resources

The online resources to accompany the book are not required for any assignment; however, the Web site follows the text and provides interactive exercises, review materials, and research tools.

http://www.mhhe.com/ball10ePoint Values for Course Assignments

ASSIGNMENTSPoints

Individual (100%)

CheckPoint: Foreign Investment Presentation (Week 1)25

Discussion Question (Week 1)10

Participations (Week 1)40

CheckPoint: International Relationship Table (Week 2)25

Assignment: Foreign Exchange Markets Summary (Week 2)100

CheckPoint: South Korea Sociocultural Report (Week 3)25

Discussion Questions (Week 3)10

Participation (Week 3)40

CheckPoint: Exchange Rates Research (Week 4)25

Assignment: Introduction to International Labor Memo (Week 4)100

CheckPoint: Population Growth Rates Report (Week 5)25

Discussion Questions (Week 5)10

Participation (Week 5)40

CheckPoint: Market Screening for Final Project (Week 6)25

Assignment: Wal-Mart Takes on the World Minicase (Week 6)100

CheckPoint: Export Documentation Matrix (Week 7)25

Discussion Questions (Week 7)10

Participation (Week 7)40

CheckPoint: Ch. 20 Questions (Week 8)25

Assignment: Lunch and Learn Presentation (Week 8)100

Capstone Discussion Question (Week 9)10

Final Project: Export Business Plan (Week 9)150

Participation (Week 9)40

Total1000

WeekOne

The Nature of International Business

Recognize how global driving forces affect international and domestic business. Defend arguments for and against trade restrictions. Support decisions for entering or avoiding a foreign market. Apply concepts of foreign investment to a potential venture. Course Assignments

1. Course Preparation Read the course description and objectives.

Read the instructors biography and post your own. 2. Readings Read Appendix A. Read Ch. 15 of International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition.

3. CheckPoint: Foreign Investment Presentation Consider the following scenario: You work for a company who manufacturers skateboards. Until now your company has only sold their skateboards domestically, but now the CEO is interested in exporting the skateboards to Australia. The CEO asks you to design a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to present at the next board of directors meeting. This presentation serves to educate the directors in the matters of foreign investment and international investment theory. At the end of the presentation, you must make a recommendation of whether you think the company should enter the foreign market and support your decision with solid information. Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that includes detailed speakers notes. The presentation must meet all of the requirements set forth in the above scenario.

Include a reference slide in APA format.

Post the presentation as an attachment. 4. Discussion Questions

Describe the driving business forces in both the foreign and domestic environment. In what ways do they operate differently? Why? Provide an example. What are some of the common arguments for and against trade restrictions? Choose a position and describe why you think it is valid. Respond to a classmate who has selected a position that is different from yours. Did they provide valid rationale for their position? Why or why not?

Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions Discussion question responses will not count towards the class participation requirement and will be evaluated separately. ParticipationOnly posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score. As you reply to others initial DQ responses by asking questions, adding ideas, or making connections to the readings, you are creating the substantive messages that count toward your participation grade.Summary of Week 1 Deliverables

AssignmentLocationDue

Discussion Question 1 (Week 1)Main ForumDay 2 (Tuesday)

Discussion Question 2 (Week 1)Main ForumDay 4 (Thursday)

ParticipationMain ForumOngoing (4 days per week)

CheckPoint: Foreign Investment PresentationAssignments LinkDay 5 (Friday)

WeekTwo

International Institutions and Monetary Systems

Describe the relationship between international organizations and international business.

Describe the effects of regional grouping of nations on business.

Describe the positive and negative aspects of using the gold standard. Compare and contrast the major foreign currency exchange (Fx) markets of the world.Course Assignments

1. CheckPoint: International Relationship Table Resources: Appendix B, www.un.org, and www.wto.org

Complete the table and follow-up questions in Appendix B.

Post the appendix as an attachment.

2. Assignment: Foreign Exchange Markets SummaryYou have now learned about the worlds major foreign exchange marketsLondon, New York, Tokyo, and Singaporeand read about the history of the gold standard. Because fluctuating currency rates are an important aspect of international dealings, knowing how foreign exchange markets function will help ensure your success in the international business market.

Consider the following scenario: You have been asked by a local college to write a lecture that explains the gold standard and addresses the functions of the worlds major foreign exchange markets.

Write a 1,050-to 1,400-word summary detailing the functions of the worlds major foreign currency exchange markets. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of using a gold standard.

Include at least three sources.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

Post the assignment as an attachment.

Weekly Reminders

Discussion Questions Discussion questions are not required this week.

ParticipationParticipation is not required this week.

Summary of Week 2 Deliverables

AssignmentLocationDue

CheckPoint: International Relationship TableAssignments LinkDay 4 (Thursday)

Assignment: Foreign Exchange Markets SummaryAssignments LinkDay 7 (Sunday)

WeekThree

International Environmental Forces

Estimate the impact of a countrys location, climate, topography, and natural resources on international trade.

Recognize how economic and socioeconomic forces affect a markets potential.

Recognize the major social, political, and legal forces that affect international business.

Define the role that ideological beliefs play in business.

Course Assignments

1. Readings Read Ch. 610 of International Busines