University of Colorado Boulder
International Business Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

International Business Specialization

Become a Global Business Manager. Master international business strategies and methods for global success.

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Stephen R. Lawrence

Instructor: Stephen R. Lawrence

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Specialization - 4 course series

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  • Comprehend and critique global business including trade theories, globalization, political and economic systems, ethics, and international trade law.

  • Apply models of national culture to international marketing and human resource management.

  • Understand methods of organizing international logistics and supply chains and explain foreign currency exchange and its risks.

  • Analyze and evaluate the many modes and methods that businesses can participate in international markets.

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Specialization - 4 course series

International Business Context

Course 115 hours4.7 (156 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Interpret the history of human trade, theories of international trade, and the business of trade as antecedents of the current global economy.

  • Critique the pros and cons of recent economic globalization.

  • Evaluate the political, economic, and ethical systems in which international businesses operate.

  • Appraise the many international trade laws and agreements and evaluate national trade laws and regulations currently extant.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Globalization
Category: International Trade Laws
Category: International economic and ethical systems
Category: International Trade

International Business and Culture

Course 212 hours4.8 (84 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Interpret how a nation’s culture is formed from its history, language, and societal norms.

  • Evaluate the characteristics of a nation’s culture using Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions analysis.

  • Apply and adapt standard marketing perspectives to international business-to-customer (B2C) markets and consumers.

  • Comprehend and deploy techniques for successful business-to-business (B2B) marketing.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Global Marketing
Category: International cultures
Category: International human resources

International Business Operations

Course 312 hours4.8 (108 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Comprehend the importance of global supply chains, sourcing, and operations management in the execution of global businesses.

  • Compare and select between logistics intermediaries available to assist with the movement of goods and services between nations and across borders.

  • Explain the need for foreign currency exchange and calculate foreign exchange transactions.

  • Evaluate foreign currency exchange risks in international transactions and identify means to mitigate those risks.

Skills you'll gain

Category: International Logistics
Category: International transportation
Category: Foreign currency exchange
Category: FOREX hedging
Category: International supply chains

International Business Venturing Abroad

Course 411 hours4.8 (68 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Analyze the information needed to make going abroad decisions including timing, country selection, and mode of entry.

  • Critique the advantages and disadvantages of exporting and evaluate exporting compared to other country entry modes.

  • Critique the advantages/disadvantages of direct country entry and use this information to select the best entry mode for a given situation.

  • Anticipate the challenges of working and living abroad and apply known methods of mitigating those challenges.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Import-Export
Category: Country selection
Category: Direct Foreign Investment
Category: Expatriate life
Category: Culture shock

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Stephen R. Lawrence
University of Colorado Boulder
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