Course Descriptions

Undergraduate

Introduction to concepts related to globalization; the impact of globalization on ethical, ecological, political, legal, social, economic and technological aspects of the 21st century; examination of perspectives and tools for psychological, social and professional readiness in the global world.

Units: 3

GE D1: Social Sciences, SF State Studies: Global Perspectives

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

International business: social, political, cultural and economic environments and their effects on functional management. Trade, global strategy, foreign direct investment, economic integration, foreign exchange, and the multinational enterprise.

Units: 3

UD-D: Social Sciences, SF State Studies: Global Perspectives

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Cross-cultural creativity arising from multiple information processing perspectives in business environments and international competition. May not be counted as an elective course in the International Business concentration.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.

Practical aspects of export and import management in small and medium-size businesses; export and import procedures, foreign sales, documentations, legal considerations, logistics and financial practices.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 430; upper division standing; restricted to majors/minors.

Import-export process from product/service development to marketing overseas. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330.

Status of persons and property within a foreign country. International transactions with or by governments or instrumentalities. Legal systems: overlapping or conflicting interests, problems of nationalization, annulment of contracts, or concessions in foreign countries.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better; or consent of instructor.

Examination of the innovative, creative products, services and managements process in a cross-cultural environment. Exploration of macro and micro environment factors that influence innovation and creativity within. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C-minus or better, and two additional International Business courses; or consent of instructor.

Designed for students interested in working with and in the international business environment. Career decision making and career management skills. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330, minimum 3.0 SF State GPA.

Analysis of experience with an international business or government. Weekly individual conferences with instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Units: 1 - 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the context that enables entrepreneurs to be successful in developed, emerging and developing economies. Focus on local context and contents of these economies, along with mainstream conceptions with emergent settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

GE E1: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

Prerequisites: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.

Factors affecting the conduct of contemporary business transactions in a number of specific global environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.

Business in Latin America. Demographics, psychographics, cultural and social values, business and managerial methods and systems. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, IBUS 330 with C- or better, or consent of instructor.

Business in Greater China: demographics, cultural and social values (philosophies, language, etc.), business and managerial methods and systems.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Business, economic, political, and social conditions affecting commercial conduct in Europe. Opportunities and challenges for investment and trade.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

In-depth study of current issues in Asia-Pacific economic, cultural, political, social, and institutional environments and their impacts on national competitiveness within the region.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Issues in Japanese culture, management, organization, and employment relations. Organizational behavior and international business strategies of Japanese firms. Development of a strong base of knowledge for research, consulting, or business. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with a grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.

Insight into or guidelines for ways of interacting and doing business with the wide range of cultures, institutions, businesses, and regions that are associated with emerging markets. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better, MGMT 405 and MGMT 610, or consent of instructor.

International aspects of human resources. Legal requirements, cultural issues, and the management practices and systems critical for success. Students may not take the course a second time under an alternate prefix. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
(This course is offered as MGMT 618 and IBUS 618. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Units: 3

MGMT 618/IBUS 618

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Strengthening skills in analyzing international markets and conducting a business plan. International business entry strategy, international environment analysis, international business risks, and more. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Examination of the nature of developing and managing human resources at the global level; exploration of the challenges in the global environment and strategies used to effectively develop and manage a global workforce in culturally and geographically diverse environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Examination of different aspects in developing global leadership skills and cultural competencies in the volatile, competitive environments from an individual, collective and organizational collaborator's perspective. Focus on the mindset, concepts and tools, cultural and contextual intelligence, and self awareness.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 and MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Intercultural negotiating skills become more essential as business becomes more global and participative. Exercises involving various protagonists, organizational contexts, and situations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
(This course is offered as IBUS 659 and MGMT 659. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Units: 3

IBUS 659/MGMT 659

Prerequisite: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better.

Examination of social entrepreneurship in a global context. Focus on new business models, micro-financing, and community-based entrepreneurship. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

SF State Studies: Social Justice

Prerequisite: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.

Analysis of managerial performance in different cultures. Examines the international dimensions of organizational behavior in different countries and the varying socioeconomic, political, and legal variables that interact with culture to affect local and international management.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better, MGMT 405 and FIN 350 or consent of instructor; FIN 536 recommended.

A case study approach to business strategy, tactics, and decision-making in multinational enterprise. Interactive effects of governmental and business policies.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.

Intensive problem analysis under the direction of an international business faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]

Units: 1 - 3