IB 315 International Bus. Perspectives
FA 2011 HO
Foltos, Barry C.
Assistant Professor of International Business
Ph.D. International Business, Saint Louis UniversityM.B.A. University of Wisconsin – Eau ClaireB.S. Psychology University of Wisconsin – La
MWF 9:00 – 11:00 am MW 2:00 – 3:00 pm
August 15, 2011 - December 9, 2011
8:00 - 8:50 AM
International Business Competing in the Global
Marketplace, 8th edition, Charles Hill,
ISBN – 10: 0078137195
ISBN – 13: 978-0078137198
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Learning requires student effort. In keeping with this ideal this course will stress student comprehension of the central topics of the textbook. I will add more material as needed but this course is founded on student reading, discussing and comprehending the subject matter as defined by the textbook. Additional exercises are incorporated to further explore the central theme. Students will be assessed using a variety of instruments, from individual to team assignments, class discussion and presentations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
During finals week the student will take a comprehensive exam which is the chosen assessment device for IB315 International Business Perspectives (MLL).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Short project, Short exams, Team Projects and Final.
Number Weight Total
Short Projects 4 62.5 250
Short Exams 3 100 300
Final Exam 1 250 250
All assignments are given a whole letter grade (A,B,C,D,& F). These assignment grades are converted to their 4 point equivalent (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D= 1, F = 0) and summed together in order to derive a course cumulative grade point average (CGPA). The CGPA is the basis for your final grade. The following is the basis used for determining the course final grade:
4.00 – 3.6 = A
3.59 – 3.0 = B
2.9 – 2.3 = C
2.29 – 1.7 = D
1.7- and below = F
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
All assignments turned in late will be reduced in value for each day it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be on time, alert and prepared as directed for each class. You are expected to be courtesy and respectful of your peers during any presentation, discussion or exchange of ideas. This includes the operation of cell phones or other personal electronics during class. You are expected to turn off all electronic items before entering class unless prior permission was granted. Please remember that together we all learn better and we rely on each other to both share thoughts and ideas as well as to respectfully hear out those of others.
August 15 – 19 Introduction - Course Overview
Chapter 1 Globalization
22 – 26 Chapter 3 Differences in Culture
Short Project Two
29 – 9/2 Chapter 3 Continued
September 5 Labor Day – No Class
7 – 9 Chapter 2 National Differences in Political Economy
Group Project One Smith Corona v Brothers
12 – 16 Chapter 5 International Trade Theory
Short Exam 1
19 – 23 Chapter 6 The Political Economy of International Trade
Group Project Two – Trade Negotiations between The United
States of America and Brazil
26 – 30 Chapter 7 Foreign Direct Investment
October 3 - 7 Chapter 8 Regional Economic Integration
Short Exam 2
10 - 16 Fall Recess – No Class
17 – 21 Chapter 9 The Foreign Exchange Market
24 – 28 Chapter 10 The International Monetary System
Short Project Three - Currency and Interest Rates
31 – 11/4 Chapter 12 Strategy of International Business
November 7 – 11 Chapter 13 Organization of International Business
14 – 18 Chapter 14 Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances
Short Project Four – The Play Station Story
21 – 23 Chapter 15 Exporting, Importing and Countertrade
25 Thanksgiving – No Class
28 – 12/ 2 Review Week
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