Global Industries and Operations – BUSI 365

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

An introduction to the organizational and operational dynamics of the various global industries and their rapidly growing importance to the world’s national economics and governments. Various aspects of the industries will be explored.

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


Every student of international business must be able to identify the key industry drivers of globalization, discuss the functions of global operations, and describe various industries in terms of their structure, characteristics, and issues. This course provides instruction in each of these three critical skill areas. Thus, the prime objective of this course is to guide the learner through a process by which they can build and improve these skills.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify the key industry drivers of globalization.
  2. Discuss the global operations function specific to the internationalization process of the firm to include multinational logistics, global marketing, multinational sourcing, organizational structure of multinational corporations, global human resources, and ethical aspects.
  3. Evaluate key global industries, to include dominant participants, primary markets, and unique operational structure challenges.
  4. Integrate biblical principles within the field of global operations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Group Discussion Board Forums (8)

Each group will research and post answers to the assigned discussion questions. Threads should be at least 150 words, and replies should be at least 100 words.

Global Industry Project

Using available resources, each student will research a global industry and its operations, especially the structure, characteristics, and issues. The paper will conclude with how the Christian manager, working in the global arena, can be “in the world but not of it.” The project will require at least 10 pages and at least 10 references.