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Code MGMT 403
Term 201702
Title International Business
Faculty School of Management
Subject Management(MGMT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ahmet Esen,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Communicative

International business is one of the most exciting and challenging phenomena in the world today. The field of international business encompasses culture, politics, economics, finance, technology, in fact all activities that influence transactions between firms of different countries. These factors are also increasingly affecting the affairs of domestic business. This class aims to provide an integrative overview of the vast area of international business. The global environment will be examined first, before considering how these factors interact with managers, small and large businesses, and the consumer. The focus of this class is international; however many of the topics are directly relevant to domestic firms as well.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Comprehend the nature of international business
2. Describe international natural forces
3. Identify organizational environment

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 3
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 4
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 4
Common Outcomes ForSchool of Management
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management. 4
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 4
Management Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Pursue open minded inquiry and appreciate the importance of research as an input into management practice. 4
2 Know how to access, interpret and analyze data and information and use them to make informed decisions. 4
3 Work effectively in environments characterized by people of diverse educational, social and cultural backgrounds. 5
4 Identify, select, and justify strategies and courses of action at the divisional, business, and corporate levels of analysis and to develop effective plans for the implementation of selected strategies. 4
International Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives III (International Management)
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 4
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Exam 25
Term-Paper 5
Recommended or Required Reading

International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition (GLOBAL EDITION)
Ball, Geringer, McNett and Minor