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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 17, 2014
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INTB 1201 - Global Environment of International Business
Focuses on the context within which international business functions. Offers students the perspective of an international manager dealing with geographic and cultural awareness, international business vocabulary, the roles of international and global institutions, and regional and global trade agreements. Draws on ethical foundations to address and act on social responsibility imperatives across national borders. Prereq. International business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Business Admin

INTB 1202 - Becoming a Global Manager
Offers an introduction to global business. Functions as a foundational, “cornerstone” course that frames the BSIB course of study and maps the way forward. Covers frameworks for understanding the context of global business and the competencies required of global managers. Students work in teams to complete a global business project. Assessments are used to develop self-awareness and establish a baseline for subsequent development. Offers students an opportunity to develop a four-year professional development plan (PDP) to guide their study and development during their time at Northeastern and to develop the global mind-set necessary for becoming an effective global manager. The PDP is referenced in subsequent courses. Prereq. International business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 1203 - International Business and Global Social Responsibility
Introduces the student to forces and issues confronted in our era of rapid globalization. Managers must understand forces from interconnected social, political, and economic national environments that affect their company’s operations. At the same time they need to draw on their ethical foundations to address and act on social responsibility imperatives across national borders. Prereq. Business majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Business Admin

INTB 1209 - International Business and Global Social Responsibility
Does not count as credit for business majors. Counts as INTB 1203 for business minors only. Prereq. Nonbusiness majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Business Admin

INTB 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 2202 - Analyzing the Global Business Environment
Analyzes the global business environment—political, economic, sociocultural—and the use of various frameworks to aid in analysis and decision making. Introduces the global business environment in which firms have to compete. Specifically examines contemporary issues over the political, social, and economic consequences of the globalization of markets and industries. Also examines the responses of multinational enterprises to the challenges of globalization. Offers students an opportunity to review and revise their professional development plans (PDPs). Prereq. INTB 1202; international business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, Business Admin

INTB 2501 - Emerging Markets in the Global Economy
Presents an introduction to emerging markets, focusing on the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Takes the perspective of U.S. companies and what they must do to be successful in emerging markets. Discusses the differences between doing business in an emerging vs. a domestic market, the opportunities and potential of an emerging market, and the risks of operating in such a market. Then looks at the world from the perspective of emerging markets and discusses steps that their governments, companies, and entrepreneurs must take to succeed in the world economy. Analyzes what emerging markets must do to raise wages and incomes, accelerate wealth creation, and reduce poverty.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 3202 - Managing the International Assignment
Seeks to help students prepare for and succeed in an international assignment. Begins with classroom work during the semester before students leave for their expatriate year, continues throughout their year overseas, and concludes with debriefing sessions upon return. Requires monthly reports while overseas to document their academic and co-op learning, Exposes students to cultural diversity and the pervasive, but hidden, influence of culture on how people live, work, and manage. Offers students an opportunity to (1) develop abilities needed to function effectively in situations of cultural diversity; (2) develop an appreciation of the issues that they may confront; (3) create awareness of the personal impact of an international assignment while they are living and working abroad. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above; international business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 3301 - Living and Working Abroad
Prepares BSIB students to live and work abroad as part of their degree program. Develops an awareness of the influence of culture on how people live, work, and manage. Helps develop the abilities of students to function effectively in situations of cultural diversity while studying abroad and in their co-op assignment in other countries. Prereq. (a) INTB 1201 or INTB 1203 and (b) permission of instructor; international business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 3310 - Cultural Aspects of International Business
Helps develop awareness of the hidden influence of culture on behavior, particularly with respect to management and management practices. With the increasing globalization of business, many managers find themselves being managed by, or collaborating with, people of different nationalities and cultures. Develops the ability to recognize, understand, and work with the cultural diversity that affects business conducted across national and cultural boundaries. Prereq. INTB 1201, INTB 1203, or INTB 1209; business majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 3316 - Economic, Social, and Political Dimensions of Doing Business in Brazil
Explores cultural, political, and social dimensions of doing business in Brazil. Investigates Brazil’s role in the global economy as well as the role of multinationals in this rapidly developing economy. Discusses the challenges facing companies that operate in a developing country as the country balances economic growth with environmental and social concerns. Prereq. INTB 2501, sophomore standing or above, and permission of instructor. Coreq. INTB 3318.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 3318 - Field Research in Emerging Markets in Brazil
Offers students an opportunity to learn how Brazilian companies contribute to Brazilian economic development while being profitable. Studies for-profit companies, exploring how they address issues of sustainability and corporate responsibility within the context of running a company in a rapidly growing economy. Also examines the role played by nonprofits, nongovernment organizations, and government agencies in reducing poverty and illiteracy and in protecting the environment. Prereq. INTB 2501, sophomore standing or above, and permission of instructor. Coreq. INTB 3316.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 4202 - Executing Global Strategy
Emphasizes global strategy and execution as well as the leadership requirements necessary to execute global strategy. Offers a capstone, “big picture” course that draws on and integrates all business fields and presents a global manager’s perspective. Uses the knowledge acquired in core courses—such as finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and organizational behavior—along with their international dimensions, to study how global managers reach strategic management decisions for the firm and its role in society. Offers students an opportunity to review and revise their professional development plans (PDPs) following their return from the expatriate experience and begin to develop post–Northeastern PDPs. Prereq. Junior or senior standing; international business majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Business Admin

INTB 4310 - Managing the Global Firm
Focuses on how a manager builds the multinational company’s competitive advantage across countries by addressing the triple bottom line of profits (governance issues), people (social issues), and planet (environmental issues). The first part of the course addresses how managers can identify, transfer, and improve the competitive advantage of their company when it operates in multiple countries. The second part examines how the manager sustains and augments the multinational company’s competitive advantage by addressing governance, social, and environmental issues. Analyzes how the manager integrates competitive and comparative advantages across countries to achieve a global sustainable advantage in the multinational company. Prereq. INTB 1201, INTB 1202, or INTB 1203; business majors and combined majors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 4501 - Advanced Global Management
Applies the concepts and skills acquired in the other international business courses. Focuses on solving managerial problems in international and multicultural contexts and uses case analysis to focus on business strategy and policy related to international operations. Prereq. (a) INTB 1201 or INTB 1203 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; business majors and combined majors with junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, Business Admin

INTB 4860 - Special Topics in International Business
Examines areas of current interest and special topics in the field of international business.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. INTB 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Business Admin

INTB 4993 - Independent Study
Allows students who have received approval to undertake independent study in lieu of any course required in the various concentrations. Students present proposals to an Independent Studies Committee for evaluation and approval. Every proposal requires a detailed outline of the objectives and plan of study and must be accompanied by a supporting statement from the supervising faculty member under whose direction the study takes place. A copy of the final report prepared by the student is presented to the appropriate Independent Studies Committee. Further information about the Independent Studies Program can be obtained from concentration coordinators. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin

INTB 4998 - International Business Undergraduate Thesis Continuation
Offers thesis continuation for students in the BSIB program who are working on their thesis as part of the dual-degree requirements. Prereq. Senior standing and permission of advisor; international business students only.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

International Bus & Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Full-time status, Do not publish in schedule, Business Admin


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