Skip Navigation

BUSN419 - International Business Management

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN419 Course ID: 2933 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the organization, management strategies, and essential operations of international business and cross cultural management. It provides a managerial perspective and a framework of analysis for examining the similarities and differences in the philosophy and practices of management around the world. Topics include the methods and importance of effective strategic planning when organizing and administering international marketing, finance, and human resource management areas toward efficient business, government, and global market relationships. By focusing on the analysis of national and organizational cultures and the impact of individual behaviors, the course gives a strong basis for managers to successfully manage in different countries and different populations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/21 - 06/03/22 06/06/22 - 07/31/22 Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/22 - 07/01/22 07/04/22 - 08/28/22 Summer 2022 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/22 - 09/02/22 09/05/22 - 10/30/22 Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO1: Students will learn how to associate theories and approaches to international business management.

CO2: Students will be able to examine a country’s political and sociocultural backgrounds.

CO 3: Students will evaluate various forms of international trade, investment options, and finance within the international business environment.

CO 4: Students will apply international business theory and concepts to a multinational organization for a successful strategic plan.

LO - 1 – Identify the changing nature of the global economy and the impact of political differences.
LO - 2 – Working with various countries of different political backgrounds, the student will evaluate the environment of a country’s political and economic economy.
LO - 3 – Given the option of trading in foreign markets, the student will examine when it is appropriate to implement one strategy over another and determine the logistics of global production or outsourcing.
LO - 4 – Given the various policy instruments, the student will examine why governments must intervene in international trade.
LO - 5 - Working with a chosen country, the student will identify and examine the factors involved to enter a foreign market and how those factors affect various foreign direct investments.
LO - 6 - Working with the international monetary system, the student will detect and evaluate a foreign exchange market within the realm of international business management.
LO - 7 – Given foreign strategy options, the student will examine how to be effective with regional economic integration within the framework of an organization’s operational management.
LO - 8 – Identifying the various organizational architectures, the student will be able to apply appropriate strategies to improve the performance of an international business.
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 25.00 %
Introduction Forum 3.57 %
Week 2 Forum 3.57 %
Week 3 Forum 3.57 %
Week 5 Forum 3.57 %
Week 6 Forum 3.57 %
Week 7 Forum 3.57 %
Week 8 Forum 3.57 %
Assignments 10.00 %
Week 6 - Homework Assignment 10.00 %
Quizzes 30.00 %
Quiz Week 1 10.00 %
Quiz Week 3 10.00 %
Quiz Week 6 10.00 %
Midterm Exam 15.00 %
Mid-Term Exam 15.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

Software Requirements

Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 – 2007 or newer.

Adobe Reader -- Go to to download the latest version. This download is free.

Book Title:Fundamentals of International Business, 4th ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Pearson Lib
Author:Varma, Sumati
Unit Cost:$14.99

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.