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IBUS 130 : Globalization and Business of the 21st Century

Prerequisites: None
Description: Introduction to concepts related to globalization; the impact of globalization on ethical, ecological, political, legal, social, economic and technological aspects of the 21st century; examination of perspectives and tools for psychological, social and professional readiness in the global world.
Units: 3

IBUS 330 : International Business and Multicultural Relations

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: International business: social, political, cultural and economic environments and their effects on functional management. Trade, global strategy, foreign direct investment, economic integration, foreign exchange, and the multinational enterprise.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 331 : Cross-cultural Creativity in Business

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross-cultural creativity arising from muliple information processing perspectives in business environments and international competition. May not be counted as an elective course in the International Business concentration.
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2009

IBUS 430 : Import-Export Management and Small Business Operations

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.
Description: Practical aspects of export and import management in small and medium-size businesses; export and import procedures, foreign sales, documentations, legal considerations, logistics and financial practices.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 440 : Advanced Import-Export Management

Prerequisites: IBUS 430; upper division standing; restricted to majors/minors.
Description: Import-export process from product/service development to marketing overseas. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

IBUS 517 : Legal Environment of World Business

Prerequisites: IBUS 330.
Description: Status of persons and property within a foreign country. International transactions with or by governments or instrumentalities. Legal systems: overlapping or conflicting interests, problems of nationalization, annulment of contracts, or concessions in foreign countries.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 531 : Cross-Cultural Innovation and Creativity in Business and Management

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better; or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the innovative, creative products, services and managements process in a cross-cultural environment. Exploration of macro and micro environment factors that influence innovation and creativity within. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 566 : Careers in International Business

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C-minus or better, and two additional IBUS courses; or consent of instructor.
Description: Designed for students interested in working with and in the international business environment. Career decision making and career management skills. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 567 : Internship in International Business

Prerequisites: IBUS 330, minimum 3.0 SFSU GPA.
Description: Analysis of experience with an international business or government. Weekly individual conferences with instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-3

IBUS 576 : Global Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduction to the context that enables entrepreneurs to be successful in developed, emerging and developing economies. Focus on local context and contents of these economies, along with mainstream conceptions with emergent settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 590 : International Environmental Analysis

Prerequisites: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Factors affecting the conduct of contemporary business transactions in a number of specific global environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 591 : Doing Business in Latin America

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Business in Latin America. Demographics, psychographics, cultural and social values, business and managerial methods and systems. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

IBUS 592 : Doing Business in Greater China

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, IBUS 330 with C- or better, or consent of instructor.
Description: Business in Greater China: demographics, cultural and social values (philosophies, language, etc.), business and managerial methods and systems.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

IBUS 593 : Doing Business in Europe

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Business, economic, political, and social conditions affecting commercial conduct in Europe. Opportunities and challenges for investment and trade.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

IBUS 594 : Doing Business in Asia-Pacific Countries

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: In-depth study of current issues in Asia-Pacific economic, cultural, political, social, and institutional environments and their impacts on national competitiveness within the region.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

IBUS 596 : Doing Business in Japan

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Issues in Japanese culture, management, organization, and employment relations. Organizational behavior and international business strategies of Japanese firms. Development of a strong base of knowledge for research, consulting, or business. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 598 : Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with a grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor.
Description: Insight into or guidelines for ways of interacting and doing business with the wide range of cultures, institutions, businesses, and regions that are associated with emerging markets. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

IBUS 618 : International Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with C- or better, MGMT 405 and MGMT 610, or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with MGMT 618. For course description, see MGMT 618. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

IBUS 620 : Research in International Business and the Global Market

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Strengthening skills in analyzing international markets and conducting a business plan. International business entry strategy, international environment analysis, international business risks, and more. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 628 : Global Human Resource Management

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the nature of developing and managing human resources at the global level; exploration of the challenges in the global environment and strategies used to effectively develop and manage a global workforce in culturally and geographically diverse environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 638 : Global leadership and Cultural Competencies

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of different aspects in developing global leadership skills and cultural competencies in the volatile, competitive environments from an individual, collective and organizational collaborator's perspective. Focus on the mindset, concepts and tools, cultural and contextual intelligence, and self awareness.
Units: 3

IBUS 659 : Introduction to International Business Negotiation

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 and MGMT 405 with grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Intercultural negotiating skills become more essential as business becomes more global and participative. Exercises involving various protagonists, organizational contexts, and situations. This course is offered as IBUS 659 and MGMT 659. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 676 : Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

Prerequisites: IBUS 330 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Examination of social entrepreneurship in a global context. Focus on new business models, micro-financing, and community-based entrepreneurship. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

IBUS 681 : Seminar in Comparative Management

Prerequisites: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of managerial performance in different cultures. Examines the international dimensions of organizational behavior in different countries and the varying socioeconomic, political, and legal variables that interact with culture to affect local and international management.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 690 : Global Strategic Management

Prerequisites: ENG 214; IBUS 330 with C- or better, MGMT 405 and FIN 350 or consent of instructor; FIN 536 recommended.
Description: A case study approach to business strategy, tactics, and decision-making in multinational enterprise. Interactive effects of governmental and business policies.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive problem analysis under the direction of an international business faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 2-3

IBUS 815 : Seminar in International Business

Prerequisites: Classified graduate status. Enrollment priority for graduate students in business, and computing and business.
Description: Themes of culture and environments; the multinational enterprise and forms of international structure and strategy; rationalization of value chains, locational decisions and FDI; foreign exchange; global and regional economic integration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

IBUS 838 : Global Leadership in the Modern World

Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing.
Description: Examination of the impacts of globalization on society; the value of intellectual capital; and management in cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and pluralistic environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only)
Units: 3

IBUS 841 : Creativity for Managers: A Global Perspective

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; MBA and MSA majors.
Description: Recognize, analyze, and support the value-adding determinants of creative behavior in global context; techniques for enacting and fostering productive creativity. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

IBUS 857 : Seminar on Business in Greater China

Prerequisites: BUS 788.
Description: Analysis of opportunities, challenges, and approaches required for effective trade, investment, and business operations in The People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cultural, institutional, legal, and economic environment. Business and government systems. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

IBUS 859 : International Business Negotiating

Prerequisites: 6 units in SFSU graduate program.
Description: Cross listed with BUS 859. For course description, see BUS 859. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

IBUS 867 : Graduate Internship in International Business

Prerequisites: minimum 3.3 GPA.
Description: Analysis of experience with an international business or government. Weekly individual conferences with instructor.
Units: 1-3

IBUS 868 : Strategies in Emerging and Developing Economies

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
Description: Examination of the strategies and basic institutions underlying emerging markets in developing economies. Focus on strategies, business models, micro-financing, and community-based initiatives. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

IBUS 881 : Seminar in Comparative Management

Prerequisites: IBUS 815 or consent of instructor.
Description: Analysis of managerial performance in different cultures. Examines the international dimensions of organizational behavior in different countries and the varying socioeconomic, political, and legal variables that interact with culture to affect local and international management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

IBUS 889 : International Business Strategy

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: International strategy and structure; analysis of the multinational enterprise, tools and techniques of global industry analysis.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2010

IBUS 895 : Research Project in International Business

Prerequisites: Two IBUS 800-level courses; two additional 800-level courses; consent of the Business Graduate Studies office and instructor; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Open to International Business M.S.B.A. candidates only. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2011

IBUS 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of an international business faculty member. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3
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