Syllabus

MGT 235 – International Business

Online – 3 Credits

                                           

Instructor

Suzanne Cercone

Phone

570-504-7954

Office

Healey Suite 200

Email

cercones@lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

By apt.

 

 

 

Text:

Description: This course will introduce the student to the many complexities involved in world trade. The nature of international business, the international monetary environment and environmental forces will be explored. All foreign environmental forces including financial, sociocultural, socioeconomic, political and legal, will be analyzed.

Objectives:

1.       The student will be able to analyze the dramatic internationalization of markets.

2.       The student will be able to describe the profound effect of the Internet on many international business firms.

3.       The student will be able to identify the five kinds of drivers, all based on change, that are leading international firms to the globalization of their operations.

4.       The student will be able to define international market entry methods.

5.       The student will be able to explain the dynamics of international trade organizations, including the relevance of changing status of tariff and nontariff barriers to business people.

6.       The student will be able to describe the importance of a country’s location in political and trade relationships.

7.       The student will be able to demonstrate the characteristics necessary to be a successful international manager.

Requirements: Students will be assessed on comprehending course content also via:  class discussion, oral and written presentations of business theories and concepts, quizzes, case studies, and final project.

Evaluation: This course is highly structured around discussion.  Note taking and attention should be practiced by each student. Quizzes will be given frequently. Preparation is expected with all readings and presentations.  The syllabus schedule is subject to change.

Online Course Attendance Policy

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well. Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting replies in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment.

*Please note that the beginning of course activities common to all courses (Syllabus quiz, Course Navigation Quiz, Academic Honesty Pledge, Autobiography) DO NOT count for attendance purposes.

Students that fail to participate in an academic activity as described above in the online classroom prior to the last day to drop/add a course will automatically be dropped from the course.

Students who miss one week of participation will be DROPPED from the course. It is the responsibility of the student to formally withdraw from the course at the Registrar’s office.

Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

Good Discussions in Course Resources will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

Ask yourself the following questions to help guide you in having a great discussion:

  • Did I answer the discussion questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material that promoted conversation?
  • Did I support my answers to the discussion questions with research and reading?
  • Did I respond to at least two classmates?
  • Did I continue the conversation with peers that replied to my discussion?
  • Did I answer any additional questions the instructor may have asked?
  • Are all of my responses detailed and clear?
  • Did I participate in the discussion on 4 separate days?
  • Did I relate my responses to the course reading, notes, and/or personal life?
  • Did I provide the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learned from what I have contributed and can continue the conversation
  • Did I use proper grammar, spelling and netiquette?

 

Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will negatively affect your weekly score.

 

Withdrawal Policy: A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

 

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student should stop attending or never attend an enrolled class or classes without officially withdrawing prior to the last day to withdraw without academic penalty, the student will receive a grade of F* (Failure) in these courses. No exceptions will be made.

 

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course. Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 

Instructor Policies

  • RESPECT WILL BE SHOWN AT ALL TIMES
  • Be an Active participant
  • Complete work assignments and submit on time
  • No freshman excuses …i.e. ‘my dog ate my flashdrive’
  • Syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion

 

Grading:

Current Event                           20% (10% post, 10% paper)

Discussion                               30%

Quizzes                                    10%

Journal                                      20%

Final Project                             30%

 

 

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

4.0

A-

90 – 95

3.67

B+

87 – 89

3.33

B

83 – 86

3.0

B-

80 – 82

2.67

C+

77 – 79

2.33

C

73 – 76

2.0

C-

70 – 72

1.67

D+

67 – 69

1.33

D

60 – 66

1.0

F

0 – 59

0

 

Academic Integrity:  Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well. Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation.

 

The following are among the forms of dishonesty for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.

 

(Please see student handbook for more information)

 

Disability Statement: Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution.  Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs.  Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the Reading and Writing Lab in Angeli Hall, Suite 110.  If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Mrs. Christine Kiehart in the Disability Services Office in Angeli Hall, Suite 110, to discuss your options. 

 

Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination: Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu

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Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

 

Portfolio and Coursework: Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

 

Course Schedule:

Week

Chapter

Objective

Reading/Assignments

1

Class Introductions

 

Rise of Global Business

 

Evolution of International Business

The student will be able to analyze the dramatic internationalization of markets.

The student will be able to describe the profound effect of the Internet on many international business firms.

Welcome / Syllabus 

Chapters 1 and 2

Discussion

Current Event

 

2

Regional Economic Integration

International Flow of Funds and Exchange Rates

The student will be able to explain the dynamics of international trade organizations, including the relevance of changing status of tariff and nontariff barriers to business people.

Chapters 3 and 4

Discussion

Journal

Current Event

 

Quiz

3

The Cultural Environment

 

The Legal and Political Environment

The student will be able to identify the five kinds of drivers, all based on change, that are leading international firms to the globalization of their operations.

Chapters 5 and 6

Discussion

Journal

Current Event

 

Quiz

4

Corruption and Ethics in Global Business

 

Entry Strategies in Global Business

 

The student will be able to describe the importance of a country’s location in political and trade relationships.

The student will be able to define international market entry methods.

 

Chapters 7 and 8

Discussion

Journal

Current Event

 

Quiz

5

Control of the Global Business

The Organization of Global Business

The student will be able to demonstrate the characteristics necessary to be a successful international manager.

Chapters 9 and 10

Discussion

Journal

Current Event

 

Quiz

6

Human Resource MGT

The student will be able to demonstrate the characteristics necessary to be a successful international manager.

Chapter 11

Journal

 

Quiz

7

Final Project

 

All objectives.

Discussion

 

Quiz

Final Project

*Final week of class ends Tuesday, not Sunday!