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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Requirements for a minor in International Business include successful completion of the following three core courses:

IB 261S International Management
IB 260S Cultural Environment of International Business
IB 410 Senior Seminar: Issues in International Business (final course of minor)

In addition, the student must complete any two of the following elective courses:

IB 485 International Marketing (prerequisite required)
IB 486 International Finance and Banking (prerequisites required)
IB 401 Internship in International Business (in consultation with an IB faculty member)
Term abroad (in consultation with an IB faculty member)

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IB 210S: Students in a Free Enterprise
Socially responsible competition for customers, profits, and entrepreneurship. Economic principles, market ethics, educational outreach. Prerequisties: Sophomore status.

IB 260S: Cultural Environment of International Business
The vital role culture plays in international business. Understand the process of communicating across boundaries and develop analytical skills in examining intercultural interactions.

IB 261S: International Management
The entire range of management is explored from analysis, planning, implementation and control of a business organization's world-wide operations. Compare management practices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

IB 303G: Global Capitalism
Examine a century long debate about different ways to manage the world's limited resources. Compare and contrast different political and economic systems, and examine which systems might be best suited for the 21st century.

IB 312S: Marketing for Global Tourism
Introduction to marketing within a globalized tourism and service organization. Explores marketing strategies in light of customer expectations. Considers the role of social media and other technologies in effective forms of communication.

IB 321S: Consumer Behavior and Consumerism
Contributions of the behavioral disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology) to understanding the consumer decision-making process. The impact and value issues of the consumer movement.

IB 369S: Principles of Marketing
Principles, problems and methods in distributing and marketing goods and services. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

IB 373: Marketing Communications
Processes and functions of promotion, strategies incorporating creative use of advertising, publicity, merchandising, direct selling, and sales promotion. Prerequisite: IB 369S.

IB 374: Market Intelligence
Collection and measurement of data on market identification, sales forecasting and marketing strategy development, market research, cost/revenue breakdowns, competitive analysis, others. Prerequisites: IB 369S and statistics.

IB 378: Investment Finance
Exploration of financial instruments and markets in the investment world with emphasis on stocks, bonds, real assets, derivatives, and preparation of a financial portfolio. Prerequisites: MN 271S and either EC 281S or EC 282S.

IB 401: Internship in International Business
Field-based learning experience at international businesses or agencies that support and promote international business. Periodic meetings with the sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

IB 410: Senior Seminar: Issues in International Business
Discussion of business topics affecting global business today. Examine individual, organizational, and macro-levels issues in international business ethics.

IB 475: Investment Analysis
(Directed Study available) Advanced investment course focusing on in-depth analysis of specific investments. Prerequisite: IB378 or MN 377.

IB 480: Proctoring in International Business
Practical leadership experience for advanced students. Working closely with the sponsoring professor, participants will coach students enrolled in International Business courses. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

IB 485: International Marketing
International product management, pricing in foreign markets, multinational distribution and business logistics systems, world-wide promotion programs, international market and marketing research. Prerequisite: IB 369S.

IB 486: International Finance and Banking
International monetary systems, banking, foreign exchange management, long run foreign direct investment decisions, and international equity and debt markets. Prerequisite: EC 282S, and MN 377 or IB 378.

IB 498: Multinational Corporate Strategy
Comprehensive offered during spring semester. Only open to students who have passed the writing competency requirement.

IB 499: Senior Thesis

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