IB 315 International Bus. Perspectives
SP 2012 HOA
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
Norrington 2nd Floor
MWF 11:00 – 12:00 am MW 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Monday, January 16, 2012 - Wednesday May 9, 2012
3:00 - 4:15 PM
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 Exams and Comprehensive Final
There will be two short exams and one comprehensive final. The short exams are scheduled after the completion of four chapters of material. Short exams will be a mix of multiple choice and short answer. The comprehensive final exam will be based on the course content that has been covered during the entire class. It will also be a mix of multiple choice and short answer. All exams will be based on review questions and class assignments.
Each short exam is worth 150 points (for a total of 300 points of the course grade). The comprehensive final exam will be worth 250 points.
There are four class projects assigned for this course. Most of them require use of the internet. You are to fully answer the questions in the assignments and provide your sources. This includes web address you used for your information.
A minimum response for most short project questions would be two paragraphs per question requiring an essay response. Student should stress quality in their answer rather than volume. Students submitting reams of unrelated, wandering answers but with lots of volume should not expect to receive the same grade as the student that fully answers the question with appropriate material.
To generate the best response to all questions, students should practice the following recommendations First, read the questions thoroughly and make sure you are answering all aspects of the question that is asked when you construction your response. Second, try to incorporate issues, theories, facts etc. that we have covered in class as part of your response. Most questions are designed to apply the materials covered in class into the answer.
All short projects are to be submitted electronically by midnight of the due date.
Each short project is worth 62.5 points for a total of 250 points.
There are two group assignments for this class. Students will be randomly assigned to a group. Each has an individual component followed by a group element. Students will not earn credit for the group until the complete the individual component.
As with the requirements for the short project above the individual element is to be electronically submitted on time. The groups will be assessed based on the quality of the interaction among members and between groups.
Individual component is worth 50 points and the group element is worth 50 points for a total of 100 points per group project and 200 points total for the course.
Number Weight Total
Short Projects 4 62.5 250
Short Exams 2 150 300
Comprehensive Final Exam 1 250 250
Team Projects 2 100 200
1,000 – 900 = A
899 – 750 = B
749 – 575 = C
574 – 425= D
425 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.
Tentative Class Schedule
Please note that this is an outline of the sequence of chapters and subjects covered in class. Actual dates will vary with class progress on course material.
January 16 – 18 Introduction - Course Overview
Chapter 1 Globalization
23 – 25 Chapter 3 Differences in Culture
Short Project Two
30 – 2/1 Chapter 3 Continued
February 6 - 8 Chapter 2 National Differences in Political Economy
Group Project One Smith Corona v Brothers
13 – 15 Chapter 5 International Trade Theory
Short Exam 1
20 Presidents Day School Closed
22 Chapter 6 The Political Economy of International Trade
Group Project Two – Trade Negotiations between The United
States of America and Brazil
27 – 29 Chapter 6 continued
March 5 – 7 Chapter 7 Foreign Direct Investment
12 – 16 Spring Break
19 - 21 Chapter 8 Regional Economic Integration
26 - 28 Chapter 8 continued
April 2 - 4 Chapter 15 Exporting, Importing and Countertrade
Short Exam 2
6 Good Friday School Closed
9 - 11 Chapter 14 Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances
Short Project Four – The Play Station Story continued
16 – 18 Chapter 9 The Foreign Exchange Market
Short Project Three - Currency and Interest Rates
23 - 25 Chapter 9 & part of Chapter 10 The International Monetary
May 2 Chapter 4 Continued and Final Exam Review
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