International Business

International Business

 

Program Description

In this program, students develop insights into the field of international business while learning about commercial transactions between two or more countries and gaining an understanding of the differences between local and international operations. Students develop the essential skills needed to understand various factors that must be considered when launching international operations. Additionally, this program is geared towards increasing students understanding of international business at the micro and macro level. The program combines specialized courses in international business, humanities, sciences, economics, accounting and mathematics.

 

Program Objective

This International Business program gives students a global perspective of the dynamic world of business by providing them with a foundation of the principles and processes of economics, marketing, management, trade, government regulations, accounting, social responsibility and business ethics.

Courses: 
English Composition I
3 credits. Pre-requisite: None, In this course students will learn how to write clear, correct and effectively. The purpose of this course is to teach students the use of grammar and organizational skills to write an effective essay. Students write frequently both in and out of class.
Introduction to Public Speaking
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The students will learn effective ways to communicate their ideas in different types of public settings. Students are expected to participate in debates, group presentations and persuasive speech. This class will provide the knowledge for effective communication and effective ways to organize a message.
Environmental Science
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, and to evaluate the risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
College Algebra
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with critical thinking skills and the ability to solve mathematical functions. Topics will include: Polynomial functions, Rational functions, Exponential functions, Logarithmic functions and linear systems. Students are expected to engage in an active discovery of mathematical concepts.
Introduction to Ethics
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with a clear definition of Ethics and the nature of morality. Ethics will be analyzed from different points of view this includes; cultural, socio-economic and religious influence. The students will investigate how Ethics influence one’s ability to judge and make decisions.
English Composition II
3 credits, Pre-requisite: ENC 1001 English Composition I, This course is a continuation of English composition 1001. Students will review and reinforce How to write effective essays that keeps the audience interested. In addition, students will learn new techniques to write analytical essays.
Western Civilization I
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to analyze the main events in human civilization from ancient times to modern times. Students will be able to understand the relationship between the past and the present. Students are expected to analyze the way Western society has change over time and how major events and ideas shaped our society. Geography, religions, customs, wars and ideologies are examined in order to understand Western civilization.
General Biology
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge in Biology; topics will include: cell structure and function, evolution, genetics and ecology. The students are expected to use the scientific method of thinking to analyze and relate concepts to the environment.
Total Wellness
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this class is to provide students with the knowledge and awareness to live a balance life. Wellness is analyzed from different points of view including, physical, emotional, mental and environmental. The students will be expected to think critical and analytical providing feedbacks to the issues presented in class. In addition students will analyze their lifestyles, families and environment in order to create a plan to life a total wellness life style.
Statistics
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge to make intelligent judgments and informed decisions by interpreting statistics and analyzing data. Among the topics studied are: collecting data, descriptive methods, probability material and inferential techniques.
American Literature
3 credits, Pre-requisite: ENC 1102 English Composition II, This course covers major writers, genres and themes in American Literature from 1900 to the present. This includes fiction, poetry and drama. In addition, students will analyze the social, political and cultural context in which each writing work takes place.
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to study production, employment, prices, the aggregate expenditures and the aggregate levels of economic activity. Students are expected to analyze monetary and fiscal policies with respect to unemployment and inflation.
Introduction to Business
3 credits, The purpose of this course is to provide a student with the introductory knowledge in Business and the role it plays in today’s economy. Among the topics studied are: finance, personnel, management and marketing. Students are expected to keep themselves informed and up today with local and global economic news.
Principles of Accounting I
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, This course is an introduction to accounting and its basic concepts. Students will learn how to record, understand and review financial transactions. Among the topics studied we have: financial statements, information system, accrual accounting, sales and receivables and operating assets.
International Business
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge about international business, as well as economic theories, business strategies and alliances. Among the topics studied we have: globalization, country differences, foreign exchange market, exporting, importing and countertrade.
Principles of Microeconomics
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to study the different economic models, the relationship between consumers, firms and markets. In addition, the students will understand how the government regulates the economy and how it intervenes in the market.
International Marketing
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, This course will provide an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the international business environment and provide the structure upon which the multinational marketing management can be based. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the international marketing manager in the expansion of marketing strategies for a variety of markets in diverse cultural, political and economic situations. Areas of focus will include the decision making process in the areas of foreign market analysis, target identification, product planning, promotion and channels of distribution.
International Trade
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge about the trade in the global economy and the movement of capital between countries. Among the topics studied we have: trade resources, trade technology, international agreements, and trade labor and trade environment.
Finance
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to introduce students into the finance discipline by providing the knowledge for different financial parts: institutions, corporations, tools, investments and derivatives.
International Current Business Practices
3 credits, Pre-requisite: None, The purpose of this course is to provide students with current business practices with focus in the international market. Students are expected to stay informed and ready for open discussions in class. Among the topics studied we have: International organization design and control, international strategic alliances, new strategies for entering foreign markets, international business operations and global market places.

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