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Learner Reviews & Feedback for International Business I by University of New Mexico

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About the Course

We live in a world of intensifying global relationships, one in which international business has become the key determinant of economic development and prosperity. This course, Global Business Environment, Part I, introduces students to a fundamental understanding of the socioeconomic political, cultural, and linguistic environment in which international businesses operate. This course utilizes an inquiry-based approach to understanding country level relationships in the Global Business Environment. It surveys the global business environment by asking and answering key questions about society, the global economy, cultures, institutions and languages. The questions we will ask are: 1. What is Globalization?, 2. Is Globalization New?, 3. How do Political and Social Institutions impact National Economic Development?, 4. What is the role of Culture?, 5. What are the Gains from Trade?6. Free Trade, Free-r Trade or Managed Trade?, 7. What are Foreign Currencies and how are Exchange Rates Determined?, 8. What does the Current Global Business Environment look like? This inquiry-based approach creates reflective opportunities for students to better understand the environment in which businesses operate. Lectures are delivered in an engaging manner, which encourages reflection and inquiry....

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Mar 11, 2024

I found this course relatively easy and the Professor DT made it easier to understand the course. If you need or have a desire to learn about International Business then this is the course for you.


Jul 6, 2021

This course is very much needed to people who are interested in International Business. The instructor clearly explains about the world economy and the trading activities with clear cut examples.

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By Beth F

Jun 3, 2018

Loved seeing his screen with the data/websites it came from; absolute and comparative examples were very helpful along with understanding tariffs and impacts and trade agreements.

By Teodora “ K G

Feb 18, 2019

The course was easy to comprehend and easy to follow. I am a complete beginner in economy and I could understand everything thanks to the concise presentation and clear examples. Professor Thomas starts with understandable terms and talks at an appropriate pace. I definitely feel I have learned what I expected.

By Ravindranath. B K

Jun 7, 2017

International scenario has been explained with examples in easy understandable language. Keep up the good work Very interesting and dynamic course. Good in site has been given .


Apr 21, 2022

The course is very wellstructured and explains the basic principles of global trade.

The detailed examples helped understand more and it was in a clear simple terms

Thank you


Jun 14, 2019

Fundamental concepts dealt with apt precision of real life examples. Really good content.

By Asmaa s a

Mar 17, 2019

100% useful for me

By Janakkumar j g

May 31, 2019

Good wreck

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Jun 1, 2019


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Mar 2, 2019


By Mir F N

Mar 13, 2019

the course was really helpful for my studying purpose,thanks a lot

By Horácio V M

Jan 22, 2020

This is one of the the top business key course for this modern world and it challenges, specially because of the fact of the whole world (nations) starting to accept the idea of doing International Business. And i am very happy with the way and procedures that the University of New Mexico conducted this course. I am a new person ready for new challenges worldwide! Congrat

By Johana A W

May 6, 2019

Very good lectures, easy to understand and very easy to accomplish. I learned a lot of things that are so important to know in today world. I'm so into this topic that I'll take part II of this course. Thanks for such an informative and analytic course.

By Vadim E

Nov 20, 2016

Great and easy to understand materials which give solid understanding of rules of the trading game on our planet. Highly recommended for those who interesting in international business.

By Daniel G

Jul 3, 2018

I've given 4 stars because the course achieves what it states in the description. Learning about the history of trade agreements and the interconnected variables that have led to our present day situation was very interesting. However, I would have liked to have gone into more detail on how businesses are best able to develop valuable positions in their markets, strategies employed by companies who trade globally and which business models to use and when - depending on country specific factors as well as global factors. A good introduction to the topic but much more detail and tie in's with real business examples would have been even better.

By karanjit s

Jul 14, 2020

This is an excellent course not only for someone interested in Global business but to get an overall framework of how the world's economies are functioning and how certain landmark historical events have impacted the economic thought processes. The professor has explained things very well, with lots of examples and clarity, I highly recommend it.

By Khangjrakpam A

Dec 20, 2019

With this course, I have a better understanding as to what are the possible factors which encourages investments in a particular region. It gave me a fair idea of the complexities and the various possible permutations and combinations of factors which are required and as seen in the history were responsible for various financial booms to happen.

By Nguyễn N

Jun 13, 2019

I am a technicl person so I haven't known everything about business. The course have helped me a lot in business field. Thank you so much for International Business.


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By Vinay Y

Mar 12, 2019

wonderful course,easy to understand,interesting contents,excellent explanation

By Shivam B

Feb 27, 2019

It was a good session learning international business.

By Phan T D

Jun 30, 2019

This it a good course.

By Ammad N

Jun 1, 2019

Very Usefull

By Renata H B

Mar 11, 2019

muito bom

By Javier E

Jun 4, 2019

It is well conducted and interesting, but extremely basic.

By shiney s

Aug 21, 2019

Good experience