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Global Business Practices
Spring 2017
3 Credit Hours

Course No:

  • BUSI 4389
  • BUSI 5389
  • MGMT 4389
  • MGMT 5389


March 10 - March 19, 2017

Course Objectives:

This course provides the student with an opportunity to study Irish business concepts, cultural environment, and discipline specific content which are then applied to practical experiences and activities related to Ireland. In preparation for and as part of a short term study abroad, the student will become acquainted with concepts of doing business in another country, as well as apply the principals of international business to the country being visited. The student will prepare and report research assignments and country material prior to departure. On the study abroad students will maintain a journal of observations and experiences, relating those to the course content. The student will complete the course by submitting a paper which synthesizes the student's research and knowledge of course content with the study abroad observations and experiences. 

Participation in the travel is required for course completion. For selected students, travel to other international locations could be substituted if pre-arranged with the instructor.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Delineate elements of the business environment of the country visited
  • Exhibit an appreciation of the aesthetic, cultural, and business norms of the country visited
  • Be proficient in the day-to-day use of the currency of the country visited
  • Recognize and speak basic terms in language of the country visited
  • Ascertain differences between operations of U.S. businesses in the country visited and those typically observed in the U.S.
  • Become aware of the importance of teamwork and being a reliable member of a team in a foreign environment
  • Blend observations and experiences from the study abroad with prior research and course concepts into an acceptable written report
  • Recommend business practices from the country visited that might be successfully integrated into domestic operations