International Management Option Course Descriptions

The following courses (9 units)

MIS 260 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course is the classic introduction to management information systems: how computers are used and managed in organizations, and how such technology assists management. Topics include the strategic role of information systems, a survey of hardware, software, databases and networks, types of information systems, the design and acquisition of information systems, and ethical issues in information systems.

MGT 499 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (6 UNITS)

Prerequisite: MGT 317
Internship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in an area in the field of management which the student may want to pursue. Also see “Internships” for general information and policies.

One business elective course selected from the following courses: (3 units)

Any upper division ACC, FIN, HRM, IMG, MGT, MIS, MKT, or SMG course.

Four courses selected from the following courses: (12 units)

IMG 301 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Prerequisites: ECO 200, IMG 300
This course examines the world economy, including the theoretical foundations for trade, exchange rates, and balance of payments. Close consideration will be given to trends in the composition and patterns of international trade, and to understanding obstacles and barriers to trade. Economic sources and the interpretation of international economic data will be studied for their value in understanding economic conditions and their use in management decision-making in an increasingly global economy. Topics will include: (1) Balance of Payments; (2) Exchange Rates; (3) Patterns of Trade; (4) Currency Markets—forward contracts, futures, options, and hedging; (5) Transnational Corporations and Their Structure; and (6) Development Prospects of Less Developed Countries.

IMG 302 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Prerequisites: ECO 200, IMG 300, MKT 316
This course examines the distinctive issues and problems involved in the global marketing of goods and services, including economic, cultural, and political influences on customer needs and wants, competitive environments, and market segmentation and profitability. The student studies the alternative forms of participation, with special emphasis on export and import management, but also including licensing and contracting, and the use of marketing mix strategies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in each international market, as well as globally.

IMG 304 MANAGEMENT FOR A SMALL PLANET

Prerequisites: ECO 200, IMG 300
This course is designed to explore the issues, conditions, trends, and techniques for management in the twenty-first century. The ultimate challenge faced by professional management throughout the world today is how to develop sustainable business, economic, and social strategies and policies which will be compatible with the very real biological limits of our planetary system. The course critically assesses the conventional economic principles and theories that underlie the global business and economic system, and their impact on individuals, society, and the environment. The course also makes use of economic strategy simulation systems analysis to understand the forces and interrelationships of economic, demographic, and technological growth.

IMG 404 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANIZATIONS

Prerequisites: MGT 206, IMG 300
An introductory course designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles and functions of international law, and the roles and responsibilities of governmental, transnational inter-governmental, and nongovernmental organizations. The course provides a historical overview of the development of international law and organizations, including human rights law, business law, intellectual property, labor and environmental law, international trade, international crimes and extradition, and the legal status of nation-states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, including the law of treaties, adjudication, enforcement, and concepts of sovereign immunity.

FIN 438 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Prerequisite: IMG 300
This course purports to enhance your understanding of the goals and concerns of a typical financial manager in a large corporation, either doing business overseas or having assets located in a foreign country. The scope of our inquiry spans the economic determinants of currency values and product prices, asset allocations and policy issues that result for private enterprises and public policy makers in the realm of international financial transactions.