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John Molson School of Business
Undergraduate Program

Descriptions and prerequisites of
International Business Courses

Program Director: Arvind K. Jain
May 2011

Major in International Business: 24 credits
Required courses: 9 credits
IBUS 462 (Environment of world business)
IBUS 466 (Management of Multinational corporations)
IBUS 492 (Cross-cultural communications and management)
Optional courses: 15 additional credits
Chosen from courses listed in either Group A or Group B, with a maximum of 6 credits from Group B
Group A
IBUS 370 (International financial management)
IBUS 382 (international banking, temporarily to be listed as IBUS471D) IBUS 465 (International marketing management)
IBUS 471 (Topics in international business)
IBUS 471C (Business environment in emerging economies)
IBUS 493 (International business law)
MANA 299s (Sustainable Management)
Group B
ECON 319, POLI 305, 311, 315, 394

Minor in International Business: 12 credits
Required courses: 9 credits
IBUS 462 (Environment of world business)
IBUS 466 (Management of Multinational corporations)
IBUS 492 (Cross-cultural communications and management)
Optional course: 3 additional credits
IBUS 370 (International financial management)
IBUS 382 (international banking, temporarily to be listed as IBUS471D) IBUS 465 (International marketing management)
IBUS 471 (Topics in international business)
IBUS 471C (Business environment in emerging economies)
IBUS 493 (International business law)
MANA 299s (Sustainable Management)

List of international business courses at JMSB

IBUS 462, Environment of World Business
IBUS 370 (FINA 370), International Financial Management
IBUS 382 (IBUS 471D), International Banking: Operations, Policy and Strategy
IBUS 465 (MARK 465), International Marketing Management
IBUS 466 (MANA 466), Management of Multinational Corporations IBUS 471C, Business Environment and Emerging Economies
IBUS 492 (MARK 492), Cross-Cultural Communications and Management IBUS 493 (MANA 493), International Business Law

Environment of World Business
IBUS 462 (also listed as MARK 462)
(3 credits)
Course Description
This is a foundation course in international business. The objective of this course is to expose students to economic, political, legal, cultural, social, and financial environments in which Canadian business executives manage their operations abroad. The course aims to develop a “global” mindset in the creation of business strategy that recognizes and responds to the interdependence of the international marketplace whether doing business in Canada or elsewhere. The course encourages networking and constructive exchange of international knowledge and experience that is accessible through students in the classroom. NOTE: Students who have received credit for MARK 462 may not take this course for credit.

Topics Covered
Process of globalization; national differences in political economy; international trade theory; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; foreign exchange markets; international monetary system; culture (not including culture in the workplace); entry strategy and strategic alliances; exporting, importing and counter-trade; global marketing; ethic; global human resources; strategy of international business ; organization of international business. Offered in 2010-11: Fall, Winter and Summer.

To be offered in 2011-12: Fall, Winter and summer.
Prerequisites: COMM 210, 224, 305, 308; COMM 215 or equivalent. Description of prerequisites
COMM 210 Contemporary Business Thinking (3 credits)
This course exposes students to an in-depth reading of several contemporary business books. It aims to incite students to develop a critical perspective on business literature. Students are also encouraged to explore popular and influential business writing; expose and evaluate the central ideas for scope, relevance, and managerial utility.

COMM 224 Marketing Management (3 credits)
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