IBM600 - International Business Management

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Subject Title
International Business Management

Subject Description
Around the world, company managers are creating a new business order by internationalizing corporate activity. This course focuses on concepts that should be known by students intending to be involved in global commerce.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance to Canadian managers of thinking international and learning how to operate outside of Canada.
  2. Understand how country differences in political economy, culture, language, social structure, religion, education, location and resources affect business around the world.
  3. Identify and describe the major opportunities and challenges in world markets for Canadian business.
  4. Explain the impact that changes in the value of a country's currency have on trade and how companies can reduce the resultant risk.
  5. Define international trade and its importance to the Canadian economy.
  6. Explain the incentives and risks of foreign direct investment.
  7. Explain and describe the methods used by companies to enter international markets.
  8. Describe how Canadian governments play a major role in international business.
  9. Discuss current events that affect Canada's international business.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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