IB 210 - Fundamentals of Global Business (Gen Ed Area III)
Focuses on the globalization phenomenon and its impact on business. Critical country factors such as economic, political, legal, social and cultural factors as well as developmental issues of technology, environment and infrastructure and their relevance in global business will be discussed. The course also looks at the integrated and interdependent nature of business relations among nations and people. It examines components of global business such as global trade and foreign direct investment.
Credit Hours: 3 hrs
Area III: Perspectives on a Diverse World
IB 210 Fundamentals of Global Business
IB210 introduces students to cultural, social, economic and political perspectives that influence commerce today. The focus of IB210 is placed on awareness and understanding the perspectives and assumptions required by a pluralist global community. Global awareness requires that students understand and appreciate the ways, economic, social and cultural differences and similarities structure human experiences and knowledge. To achieve this, students will read articles, discuss cases, view videos, attend lectures and complete exercises which examine the globalization of cultures, economies and political, legal, social, technological and ecological systems and their impact on businesses, organization and people worldwide. Students also discuss the integrated and interdependent nature of business relations among nations and citizens of the world. They examine components of global business such as global trade and investment as well as human exchange. As part of their general education, EMU undergraduate students should understand that the world is no longer circumscribed by the boundaries of nations and continents.
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