Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Organization Course Number:
Business 120
16 weeks (42 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to International Business


The course objective is for students to study topics including international trade, global economic development, currency and exchange rates. Students will also examine global marketing, the impact of globalization on business and business ethics on a global scale.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the concept of cultural intelligence (CG) and the importance of cultural considerations in global business communication
  • Identify the human resource considerations and ethical issues for international businesses
  • Explain the concept of globalization in the 21st century
  • Identify the financial, legal, and political factors to be taken into consideration by international businesses
  • Explain how the major international financial and trade organizations and agreements affect the global business
  • Describe the strategies for and components of international market opportunity assessment and planning
  • Explain how currency exchange rates affect economies and business decisions

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to international business
  • How culture affects international business
  • Global economic development
  • Key factors in international trade
  • International trade management and regulation
  • Exchange rates and currency changes
  • International market entry strategies
  • International operations management
  • Global marketing and R&D strategies
  • Communication and decision-making in global business
  • Impact of globalization on organizations
  • Impact of globalization on countries
  • Global business ethics
  • Future of globalization
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials