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Academic Year

2013-2014

School

Bill Greehey School of Business School Web site

School Dean

Tanuja Singh, D.B.A. tsingh@stmarytx.edu

Department

Management and Marketing

Department Chair

Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D. rpriesmeyer@stmarytx.edu

Description of Program/Major

Globalization of our economy continues at an increasing rate, creating the need for individuals well-versed in the intricacies of conducting business across borders. As a result, courses offered in this major are interdisciplinary, integrating international and foreign language studies with business principles, including the study of management functions, policies and practices of international enterprises. International business graduates enter a people-oriented career that requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work well on multicultural teams.

The major in international business at St. Mary's University is designed for students who are interested in seeking careers in the global arena. Individuals interested in management practices around the world, international behavior, and challenges for multinational corporations in foreign social, political and economic environments should consider this major.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (SMC)
St. Mary's University Core (30 Hours)
All St. Mary's Core SMC13## "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC23## "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection: Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice: Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community and Civilization3

School Specific Core (SSC)
Bill Greehey School of Business School Specific Core (21 Hours)

Social SciencesEC 2301, EC 23026
Composition and Rhetoric
(grade of "C" or better)
EN 1311, EN 1313 (for international students)3
Literature EN 23XX3
Mathematics MT 1305 Finite Math3
TheologyAdvanced Theology 33XX3
SpeechMN 3320 Business Communications3

Bill Greehey School of Business School Common Body of Business Knowledge (42 Hours)

AC 2310Introduction to Accounting I3
AC 2320Introduction to Accounting II3
AC 3331Accounting Information Systems3
BA 1310Fundamentals of Business Enterprise3
BA 3351Legal Environment of Business3
BA 4334Business Ethics3
BA 4380Business Policy and Strategy3
FN 3310Corporate Finance3
IB 3321US Business in Interdependent World3
MT 1306Calculus for Business3
MK 3310Principles of Marketing3
MN 3330Organizational Behavior3
QM 3320Business Statistics3
QM 4330Operations Management3

Four Year Degree Plan

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
IB 3310
International Economics (3)
An analysis of current theories of international transactions, with emphasis on the inter relationships among various aggregate economic variables with balance of payments. Policies effecting economic relations on the national and international levels are examined. Contemporary economic issues and theories are considered as they relate to the world of economy. Prerequisites: EC2301 and EC2303.

IB 3321
US Business in an Interdependent World (3)
A survey of the effect that differences in cultural, economic, legal, political, and social environments have on the way business is conducted throughout the world. Also explored are the effects that regional economic and political arrangements, and international institutions are having on firms involved in international business. (Fall; Spring) Designated as a writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: EC2301 and EC 2303. Writing intensive course.

IB 4100
Special Studies in International Business (1)
A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IB 4200
Special Studies in International Business (2)
A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

IB 4300
Special Studies in International Business (3)
A study of selected topics in International Business. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

IB 4351
International Finance (3)
The course addresses the historical, institutional and empirical aspects of the foreign exchange market, the euro currency market and the international bond market. The managerial implementation of international financial instruments in global oriented business organizations is stressed. (Fall; Spring) Prerequisites: FN 3310 and IB 3321.

IB 4352
International Marketing (3)
Students develop a familiarity with the problems and perspectives of marketing across national boundaries and within foreign countries and gain insights into the environmental impact of international business activities. The ability to analyze marketing decisions and the methods of structuring and controlling programs as they relate to overseas markets are stressed. (Fall) Prerequisites: IB 3321W, MK 3310

IB 4355
Managing in Cross-Cultural Environments (3)
Addresses cultural impacts on international business and management. Examines the role of the global manager as creator of synergy, leader in change, and influencer of organization, work, and team cultures. Analyzes cross-cultural effectiveness in terms of international assignments, and family relocation. Considers how to do business with intercultural sensitivity and skills for major world regions. (Fall) Prerequisites BA 3325W or MN 3330 and IB 3321

IB 4358
International Management (3)
The course examines the managerial complexities and peculiarities of business operations that cross national borders. Thus it includes the study of management functions, organizational structures, policies and procedures, and practices of international, multinational, and global corporations and their varying strategies. (Fall) Designated as a writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: IB 3321W and BA3325W or MN 3330

IB 4361
The Business Environment of Americas (3)
This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of the Americas. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. Prerequisite: IB 3321W, or EC 3310/IB 3310.

IB 4362
The Business Environment of Asia (3)
This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of Asia. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. Prerequisite: IB 3321W, or EC 3310/IB 3310.

IB 4363
The Business Environment of Europe (3)
This course provides a general, comparative overview of the business environments of Europe. The discussion and analysis will focus on the economic, legal-political, and social-cultural dimensions of the business environments of these countries, and their impact on business practices. Prerequisite: IB 3321W, or EC 3310/IB 3310.

IB 4364
Comparative Legal Environments of NAFTA Countries (3)
This course is designed to acquaint students with basic legislative, judicial, executive, and administrative structures of each of the NAFTA countries. Emphasis is placed on the key differences in the systems and essential procedures for effective business operation within these legal systems. Prerequisites: IB 3321W and BA3325W or MN 3330

IB 4365
International Accounting & Taxation (3)
An examination of the accounting principles and practices among countries and an overview of taxation of U.S. businesses operating internationally. Emphasis is placed on management decisions associated with accounting and taxation of companies operating in the international environment. (Fall) Prerequisites: AC 2320 and IB 3321

IB 4372
Global Market Research (3)
An examination of the techniques and methodologies used for analyzing industries, markets, and competitors within a regional or global context. Emphasis is placed on gaining a comprehensive understanding of the challenges associated with analyzing customers, competitors, environmental trends, market characteristics. (Spring) Prerequisite: IB 3321W, MK3310

IB 4375
Internship in International Business (3)
The opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential activities in professional life. Cooperation with public, business, and government institutions in monitoring and gaining work experience aimed at supplementing the learning process. Prerequisites: Formal acceptance as an international business major, minimum overall GPA of 2.8, successful completion of IB 3321W, BA 3325W, MN 3330. Pass/No Pass credit is given. (Fall; Spring; Summer)

IB 4390
Seminar in International Business (3)
Advanced course permitting the student to engage in reading and research on current developments in International Business. Group analysis of reports aids in expanding and deepening the horizons of the participants. (Spring) Designated as a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: Senior standing and IB 3310, IB 3321W and six additional hours designated as IB which can be taken concurrently. International Business majors only

Department Faculty

International Business Faculty Website

Department Website

International Business Website