Contemporary Issues in International Business – BUSI 360

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An analysis of current global developments and rapid change in areas that have the potential for an impact on the international business environment. Attention is given to the use of techniques for identifying and researching significant issues, extrapolating probable outcomes, and developing strategic responses. Corporate and entrepreneurial perspectives are considered.

Prerequisite

BUSI 303

Rationale

International business is continually affected by the rapidly changing interaction among the multinational economic, political, legal, and social environments. This course is designed to teach the application of critical thinking skills in evaluating contemporary events, so that the business person can apply informed judgment to the development of appropriate business responses to the changing global environments.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary issues and trends addressed in selected current, academic, professional, and trade journal articles pertinent to international business.
  2. Examine cause-and-effect relationships and predict probable outcomes.
  3. Evaluate and draw conclusions concerning the possible future impact of various issues on corporate and entrepreneurial enterprises engaged in or affected by international business.
  4. Create an outline, powerpoint presentation, and research paper for a specific approved issue (chosen by the student) based on intensive research demonstrating mastery of the issue.
  5. Integrate biblical principles with critical issues affecting international business by discriminating between secular and Christian worldviews.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Thread:

The student is required to submit a thread of at least 300 words in response to the prompt. Each thread must demonstrate college level writing with regard to content and style. Each thread must include at least 4 references that are cited and recapped at the bottom of the thread in current APA format. Students are expected to reference the assigned videos as well.

Replies:

The student will also submit a substantial reply to 2 other student’s work (minimum of 150 words each). Each reply must demonstrate college level writing with regard to content and style. Each reply must contain at least 2 citations. Students are expected to reference the assigned videos as well.

Research Paper Outline

The student will submit a research topic to the instructor for approval. The Research Paper Outline, PowerPoint Presentation, and Research Paper cannot be completed until the submitted topic receives approval from the instructor. The student will be completing a detailed, substantive outline for the Research Paper. This must be 1–2 pages in length and follow current APA outline formatting. A minimum of 5 sources must be used. This outline must be submitted through the SafeAssign link in Blackboard.

PowerPoint Presentation

The student will complete a PowerPoint Presentation on the approved research topic that could be used in a business meeting. The presentation must contain a minimum of 15 content-related slides, and at least 5 sources must be cited. This presentation must be submitted through the SafeAssign link in Blackboard.

Research Paper

The student will complete a research paper that is a minimum of 10 pages and cites between 6–8 sources. Current APA formatting must be used. The title, abstract, and reference pages do not count toward the 10-page minimum. This paper must be submitted through the SafeAssign link in Blackboard.