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Syllabus

Winter 2015 Syllabus for BUS -D060.-64Z
BUS -D060.-64Z - Lale Yurtseven
International Business Management
Call Number: 00288
Term: Spring 2012
5 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
International Business and its functions in a global economy. Understanding cross-border trade and investment; distance, time zone and language issues; national differences in government regulation, culture, and business systems.
Prerequisites
None.
Instructor Information: Lale Yurtseven
My name is Lale Yurtseven. I am a part-time faculty member in the Business Division at De Anza College. I have taught several courses including Human Relations in Business, Introduction to Business, Customer Service and International Business Management.

A bit about my background: I am Turkish, I grew up in Germany and I came to the United States in 1986 as an exchange student. I returned to earn my Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. I continued at the Fisher Graduate School of International Business to earn my M.B.A. in International Management. I have lived in San Jose since 1997.

Prior to my teaching career, I worked for different multi-national companies for several years, ranging from small companies to industry giants. I mostly worked in management and business development. In 2001, I co-founded a small technology business in the Bay Area where I am still involved as a manager.

I also work independently as a Workforce Training Professional. I offer training courses, seminars, and workshops for companies in Professional Selling, Customer Service, Management Training, Team Work Skills, Communication and Interpersonal Skills Training.

I am also a part-time teacher at West Valley College and Mission College in the Business/Marketing Departments.


Email: yurtsevenlale@fhda.edu
Requirements
We will use De Anza's Distance Learning Center's Website Catalyst. You must
have a reliable Internet connection. If you don't have a reliable Internet
connection, you can take advantage of computers on Campus.


Objectives
The course endeavors to accomplish the following objectives:
- Explain how and why the world's countries differ.
- Present a thorough review of the economics and politics of international
trade and investment.
- Explain the functions and forms of the global monetary system.
- Assess the special roles of an international business's various functions.
Textbook
Required Text: 
Global Business Today, McGraw Hill -Charles W.L.Hill, 7th
edition
Written Assignments
See Course Syllabus on Course Website
Extra Credit
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Exam Review
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Grading
We will have four online exams (two midterms and one final), two case
studies, one term paper, and weekly discussion questions. Your grade will be
calculated as follows:
2 Midterm Exams (20% each) 40%
Final Exam 20%
Country Study 20%
Discussion Questions/Homework 20%
Assignments Schedule
WEEK ASSIGNMENT EXAMS/PROJECTS
Week 1
- Read Chapter 1
- Globalization
Week 2
- Read Chapter 2
- National Differences in Political Economy
Week 3
- Read Chapters 3 and 4
- Differences in Culture
- Ethics in International Business
Week 4
- Prepare for Exam, Read Chapter 5
- Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-4)
- International Trade Policy
Week 5
Read Chapters 6 and 7
- The Political Environment of International Trade
- Foreign Direct Investment
Week 6
Read Chapter 8
- Regional Economic Integration
Week 7
Read Chapters 9 and 10
- The Foreign Exchange Market
- The International Monetary System
Week 8
Prepare for Exam, Read Chapter 11
- Midterm Exam (Chapters 5-10)
- The Strategy of International Business
Week 9
Read Chapters 12 and 13
- Entering Foreign Markets
- Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade
Week 10
Read Chapter 14 and 15
- Global Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics
- Global Marketing and R&D
Week 11
Read Chapter 16
- Global Human Resources Management
- Country Study Due
Week 12
Finals! Prepare for Final Exam
- Dates TBA Final Exam
Chapter 11-16
Cheating
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
Library West Computer Lab(LWCL)

The Library West Computer Lab offers support services for Distance Learning students including: open computer lab with Internet access, stations for viewing videotapes and videotape checkout.

A photo I.D. card is required to check out materials or use computers in the Library West Computer Lab, use computers in other campus computer labs.

To check out videotapes from the OML a Distance Learning Center I.D. Card is also required

The Distance Learning I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center.

LWCL Location
Basement floor of the Learning Center West building, Room 1, on the De Anza College campus.

http://www.deanza.edu/library/librarywestcomputer.html
(408) 864-8850

Catalyst Information
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
LIBRARY SERVICES
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
  • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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