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University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Course Description and Syllabus for BA 4371 – 501 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Spring

2005 - Mondays INSTRUCTOR: RAJ SHARMA P.E. A.I.C.P. Phone: 817 516 8530 Email: rmsharma47@yahoo.com Office Location & Time: By appointment Required Textbook: Global Business Today – 3rd Edition by Charles W.L. Hill – McGraw-Hill 2003 Instructor - Profile: Represented the State of Alberta, Canada in the Republic of India, in the area of promoting Trade and Investments, for three years. Work experience in Canada, India and U.S.A. Managed large budgets and workforces for various government agencies, for over 20 years. Currently, Board Member of the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, World Affairs Council, and member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. In addition to U.T.D, taught at the Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas and in Canada. Currently working as an Executive with the City of Dallas, Texas. Has completed the Executive Development Program and M.B.A. from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a BSc. (Hons) from University of Waterloo, Canada. Course Objective: Due to better transportation facilities and the communication revolution, different countries of the world are coming close to each other. The closeness is very apparent in the efforts to find least expensive goods and services from any country, no matter how far. During this course the students will learn about the fundamentals of International Business and how to work and compete in the international markets. We will discuss the current status of globalization and its impact on the economies of various countries. We will also gain insight in to various international institutions, how rapidly the international marketplace is changing, what can be done by corporations, not only to mitigate risk but to take advantage of the new opportunities.

Grades: Grades will be given for group and individual case work, examination and peer evaluation, as follows: Group Case Study Reports 1 X 10 Class Presentation Individual Case Study Reports 3 X 5 Two Mid Term Examinations Final Examination Class Participation including peer evaluation by team members Grading Scale: 97 – 100 94 – 96 90 – 93 87 – 89 84 – 86 80 – 83 77 – 79 74 – 76 70 – 73 67 – 69 64 – 66 60 – 63 Below 60 Case Work: There are three individual cases and one group cases. For the group cases, you will form a team of 3-6 members in the first class. A team will be assigned for those who are not in a group by the second class. Group work, as well as the individual work, will be submitted in writing at the due date. All work to be submitted on the due date, in class. No late work will be accepted unless previously agreed to by the instructor. Written work will be assessed for understanding of the issues presented in the case and the application of your knowledge gained from the lectures, text and other experiences. Individual cases should be 1.5 to 2 pages long, double spaced and no larger than 12 font. (Arial or Times New Roman). Group report shall include, but not limited to, appropriate research on the economic, socio-political and legal environment of the target country among other topics. Group case detailed requirements will be handed out in the first class. Students are encouraged to carry out on line research. A list of individual case assignments and the group assignment will be handed out in the first class. A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF 15% 5% 15% 30% 25% 10%

Case Presentation: Groups will be asked to present cases to the class, after the second lecture. A schedule of such presentations will be finalized once the number of groups has been established. Peer Evaluation: During the teamwork, every member must observe the performance of all members. Attention must be paid to the contribution made and timelines met. At the end of the teamwork, a peer evaluation form must be filled to indicate your estimation of other member’s effort. Similarly, the class will be asked to evaluate a group work based on their presentation. Examinations: You must take all examinations in class. Make up examination will not be given unless there is an illness (a doctor’s note may be required). In any other case of extreme conflict, you must receive prior approval from the instructor. Make sure to bring the scantron form for all examinations. Class Participation: Students learn from the individual viewpoints and experiences of fellow students. Therefore, please come prepared to offer input and answer questions, on the chapter/s of the day. Attendance is also very important and will influence your participation marks. Scholastic Dishonesty Will not be tolerated. Students who violate the University of Texas at Dallas’ rules on scholastic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Common courtesy: Please make sure to arrive in time, and turn off cell phones, pagers etc. in class. Grade Communication: If you want your marks posted on the WebCT site, then please indicate a four digit number under which the marks should appear on all submissions, including examinations. Please make sure that you put your legal names on the assignments and avoid pet names.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Date
Jan 10

Topic
Introductions, Syllabus, Globalization

Chapter
Chapter 1

Jan 17

Country Differences in Political Economy Differences in Culture Differences in Culture International Trade Theory International Trade Theory Political Economy of International Trade Political Economy of International Trade Foreign Direct Investment

Chapters 2, 3 Case Assignment: Microsoft’s Troubles in China (Page 90) Case Assignment: The Rise of Software Industry (Page 167)

Jan 24

Chapter 3, 4

Jan 31 Feb 7

Chapter 4, 5

MID TERM 1 Bring Scantron Form Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 7, 8 Presentations Case Assignment: Nike: The Ugly American - Presentations

Feb 14

Foreign Direct Investment Regional Economic Integration Regional Economic Integration Foreign Exchange Market

Feb 21

Feb 28 The Global Monetary System Global Strategy Global Strategy Entering Foreign Markets Entering Foreign Markets Exporting, Importing & Countertrade Exporting, Importing & Countertrade Global Marketing and R& D Global Marketing and R& D Global Manufacturing & Materials Management Global Manufacturing & Materials Management Global Human Resources Management

MID TERM 2 Bring Scantron Form Chapter 9, 10

Mar 14

Mar 21

Chapter 10, 11

Presentations

Mar 28 April 4

Chapter 11, 12 Chapter 12, 13

Presentations Presentations

April 11

Chapter 13, 14

Presentations

April 18

Chapter14, 15

Presentations

April 25 May 2

Group Case Due Presentations Final Examination Bring Scantron Form