IB 451 Seminar in International Bus.
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
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Prerequisites: EN306B and completion or concurrent enrollment in all other international business core courses.
Thunderbird on Global Business Strategy, Edited by Robert E. Grosse, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000
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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
Class discussion, Short exams, Research paper and Final.
Number Weight Total
Class Discussion 2 75 150
Short Exams 3 150 450
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 Responding to Global Crises
22 – 26 Chapter 2 Transformational Management
29 – 9/2 Chapter 3 Strategic Choices
September 5 Labor Day – No Class
7 – 9 Chapter 4 Managing Strategic Alliances
Student led discussion
12 – 16 Chapter 5 Comparative Governance
Student led discussion
Short Exam 1
19 – 23 Chapter 6 Global Product Development
Student led discussion
26 – 30 Chapter 7 Global Supply Chain Management
October 3 - 7 Chapter 8 Transnational Experience
10 - 16 Fall Recess – No Class
17 – 21 Chapter 9 Global Financial Strategy for the Twenty-First
Short Exam 2
24 – 28 Chapter 10 Managing Information Globally
31 – 11/4 Chapter 11 Intellectual Property Abroad
November 7 – 11 Chapter 12 Cross – Cultural Competence
14 – 18 Chapter 13 This is not Your Father’s International Business
21 – 23 Chapter 14 Conclusion
Short Exam 3
25 Thanksgiving – No Class
28 – 12/ 2 Presentation of Research Papers
December 5 - 9 Exam Week
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