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International Business Fundamentals - BBB4M

ILC Course Code: BBB4M-A

Grade 12, University / College Preparation, 1.0 credit

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. You will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively.This course prepares you for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.

Online Submission

Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Supplementary materials

You will need a computer with Internet access.

Unit 1: What are the basics? (Part A)
What is the role of business and trade in the economy?

The course begins with the 1000 foot view of business, trade and the economy. In order to immerse students in the “language” of international business students will develop an understanding of terminology, concepts, and basic business communication practices related to international business. They will analyse the impact of international business activity on Canada’s economy and demonstrate an understanding of how international business and economic activities increase the interdependence of nations.

Unit 2: What are the basics? (Part B)
What is the role of business and trade in the economy?

The course begins with the 1000 foot view of business, trade and the economy. In order to immerse students in the “language” of international business students will develop an understanding of terminology, concepts, and basic business communication practices related to international business. They will analyse the impact of international business activity on Canada’s economy and demonstrate an understanding of how international business and economic activities increase the interdependence of nations.

Unit 3: What is the global environment? (Part A)
What is the importance of the global environment with respect to business?

These units focus on the global environment in which international business operates. Students will analyse ways in which Canadian businesses have been affected by globalization.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence a country’s ability to participate in international business and assess the effects of current trends in global business activity and economic conditions.

Unit 4: What is the global environment? (Part B)
What is the importance of the global environment with respect to business?

These units focus on the global environment in which international business operates. Students will analyse ways in which Canadian businesses have been affected by globalization.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence a country’s ability to participate in international business and assess the effects of current trends in global business activity and economic conditions.

Unit 5: How can a business succeed internationally?
What factors, ethics, and processes including marketing challenges and assumptions determine if a business will be successful in international markets?

This unit will have students examining the challenges of marketing and distributing products and services in international markets and the factors that influence success when doing business internationally. In this unit students will analyse the ways in which cultural factors influence international business methods and operations and assess the ways in which political, economic, and geographic factors influence international business methods and operations. Students will assess the challenges facing a business that wants to market a product internationally and compare the approaches taken by various companies to market their products internationally. They will demonstrate an understanding of the logistics of, and challenges associated with, distribution to local, national, and international markets. They will identify and describe common mistakes made by businesses in international markets and evaluate the factors currently affecting the international competitiveness of Canadian businesses.

Unit 6: What is ethical business? (Part A)

The focus of these units is on working in international markets. Students will analyse the ways in which ethical considerations affect international business decisions. They will assess the working environment in international markets and demonstrate an understanding of the process for crossing international borders as it relates to international business.

Unit 7: What is ethical business? (Part B)

The focus of these units is on working in international markets. Students will analyse the ways in which ethical considerations affect international business decisions. They will assess the working environment in international markets and demonstrate an understanding of the process for crossing international borders as it relates to international business.

This is the English version of the course.

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