IBUS 201Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Winter Quarter 2019

Introduction to International Business

Develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to conduct business internationally
Alexandre Wong
Course Introduction
Alexandre Wong
Alexandre WongMBA, California State University, Long Beach

Professor

Trained as an accountant, Alex is a versatile management professional with over 29 years of broad ranging experience in strategic planning and leadership of finance and operations in diverse industries including international airport management, healthcare services and technology start-ups in United States, China and Europe…

Interests
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Languages
  • Travel
  • Cooking

Introduction to International Business

This course is accredited through Loyola University Chicago
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Course Description

This subject explores some of fascinating challenges of managing across countries. It aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries. Building on the themes of subjects such as International Business Environment, global monetary system, strategies, structures, and functions, you should be able to develop an understanding of the distinctive features of selected countries or companies and aspects of their particular management practices that will assist you to achieve the subject’s aims.

This subject will also consider ways in which the major international business theories and behaviors may be adapted to ensure their application is carefully considered when applying the management theory in an international setting. The subject aims to enhance your skills as a manager operating internationally through the development of a more integrated view of international business and related management practices.

Courses Outcomes

On completion of this subject you should be able to:

  1. Explain to understand how and why the world’s countries differ;
  2. Present a through review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment;
  3. Explain the functions and form of the global monetary system;
  4. Examine the strategies and structures of international business;
  5. Assess the special roles of an international business’s various functions.