International Business

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Business

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SOCG100 - Intercultural Sudies - or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Formerly MGMT 230 - same content

    Examination of business activities across national borders with emphasis on the interaction and integration of the functional areas for effective strategic planning in multinational firms operating in developing, newly industrialized and developed countries.To give an overview of the means of conducting international business with an emphasis on what makes international business different from domestic business. The dimensions of the international environment will be examined and analyzed through real-world examples of operations undertaken by countries and companies attempting to conduct foreign business activities.

    The course will be developed through lectures, case studies and individual/group presentations of various assignments. The following topics will be covered in class :
    - Globalizing business
    - Formal institutions: economic, political, legal systems
    - Informal institutions: culture, relgion, language
    - Firm resources: competitiveness and growth
    - Trading internationaly
    - Investing abroad directly
    - European institutions
    - Global integration and multilateral organizations
    - Corporate social responsibility
    - International entrepreneurship

    The final grade will be made up of a class participation (20%), class tests (20%),team project (20%), a mid-term test (20%) and a final examination (20%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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