Global Business (GBSN) Courses

GBSN 275 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

GBSN 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

GBSN 300 Global Business
3 hours. The importance of thinking globally and understanding the legal, technological, political and economic differences that affect business practice are explored through readings and projects. The focus is on the global changes that are impacting national sovereignty, regionalization and the balance of economic and political power.
Prerequisites: ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics and MGMT 260 Principles of Management.

GBSN 340 Comparative Economic Systems
3 hours. Course is a survey of the major economic systems, including the underlying ideological foundations and institutional arrangements. The major theoretical aspects of various types of systems are covered in terms of political economy and their central organizational features. Special attention is given to changes and developments in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The European Union is covered in depth along with the major Asian economies of China and Japan. Offered at the International Business Institute.

GBSN 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

GBSN 460 International Trade and Finance
3 hours. Course is a survey of the analytical and institutional aspects of international trade and finance. The historical and contextual elements are the foundation for the examination of current theoretical and empirical approaches to international economic and financial relations. Major areas of emphasis include international finance, international trade and regional economic integration. Special attention is also given to the issues of globalization and the problems of economic development. Offered at the International Business Institute.

GBSN 475 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

GBSN 480 Global Business Strategy
3 hours. This course is intended to integrate the field experiences and presentations by guest faculty and practitioners in the area of international business management with the reading and academic work, including the recent developments and literature in this field. Students will be expected to prepare analytical reports on the various firms and institutions visited on the field seminar. Major topics covered in this course include: the role of the multinational firm in the global economy; international and global business strategy; and cultural adaptation and organizational behavior in the global firm. The discussion of ethical values and issues in global management will also be included in this course as well as in the other courses. Offered at the International Business Institute.

GBSN 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

GBSN 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Independent study of subjects outside regular offerings of particular interest to business and economics majors. Regular reading reports and conferences are scheduled.
Prerequisite: upper-division majors and by permission.

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