BUSI464: International Market Integration and Trade Agreements

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course examines market and economic integration among countries, including the European Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and others. Major emerging market economies will also be surveyed, along with the challenges and opportunities these present to the international business firm.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The core of international business is in trade between nations which occurs at all levels ranging from national governments, corporations, and small businesses to individuals. In order for the student of international business to prepare to engage in trade, at any level, an understanding of the elements that facilitate or impede imports and exports is needed. These elements include the requirements and restrictions imposed by international organizations as well as integrated markets created by trade blocs, trade unions, agreements, treaties, customs, and other regulations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related Course Requirements Checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

The student will participate in four Discussions from the textbook. Each Discussion consists of two parts, the thread and the reply. Each thread must be supported by at least four scholarly citations and be at least 600 words excluding the reference section. For each Discussion, the student will reply to one other thread. Each reply must be supported by at least three scholarly citations and be at least 300 words excluding the reference section.

Research Paper: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

The annotated bibliography should have 8 or more references that consist of peer-reviewed, scholarly journals in addition to the textbook, popular sources, and the Bible. The annotation must contain the following: What are the main arguments? What is the point of this book or article? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this article/book is about, what would you say? The length of your annotations will determine how detailed your summary is. (Minimum 100 words for each annotation).

Research Paper: Outline Assignment

The Research Paper Outline Assignment should include a thesis statement in the form of a declarative sentence that states clearly and concisely the main point that the author is trying to make. In addition, all section titles and supporting content are logical and clear.

Research Paper: Final Assignment

The student will write a 10–15-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on regional trade agreements around the world and the benefits and disadvantages of them. The paper must include at least 8 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Quizzes (3)

Quizzes will be completed in Canvas. Each quiz will be open-book, open-notes and contain 50 T/F questions.

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