Successful managers in a world of global competition must have an array of skills, talents and abilities at their disposal. This course uses extensive examples to illustrate the vibrancy and challenge of international business. Coverage of relevant topics includes the degree of geographical literacy necessary to succeed in international markets, which is frequently overlooked in more traditional courses.

The world we share is becoming increasingly interconnected in complex and interesting ways. This course discusses the nature and scope of international business and introduces the three environments in which international business managers must operate. Specifically, this course discusses what international business is and also presents the concepts of the three environments and their forces. The dynamic growth and the magnitude of both international trade and foreign investment is analyzed, while examining the role of the institutions that operate in the international environment and discuss the ways in which they may affect international businesses in fundamental ways.