This course investigates key aspects of the international economics environment in which business operates. Topics covered include the concept of globalization, national economic differences, international trade theories, governmental policies toward trade, multilateral approaches to trade (primarily the World Trade Organization), regional approaches to trade (particularly the European Union and NAFTA), foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, the foreign exchange market, the balance of payments and the international monetary system. Assignments include a country analysis, many short case analyses, two exams, and a written research paper on a trade-related conflict. Students are expected to keep up with current news related to international business. (This course is cross-listed with BUSECN 1508 Key Issues in International Economics for Managers and follows the university’s calendar.)
Prerequisite(s): BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions.