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INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY, BANGLADESH School of Business BBA Program Course Outline Semester Course Code Course Title Section
INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY, BANGLADESH
School of Business
BBA Program Course Outline
Semester
Course Code
Course Title
Section
Autumn’15
INB 303
International Management
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Instructor : Abu Sayeed Arif
Office :
4007
Phone : Only available to class monitor (s)
Email : abuarif.bd@gmail.com
Class Time: ST 1:40 pm - 3:10 pm
Class Room: 3012
Office Hours: ST: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Web Address: www.abuarif.weebly.com

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides an analysis of aspects of management which are affected by conducting business across national and cultural boundaries. Topics include: cross-cultural organisational behaviour, cross-cultural communication, international human resource management, and comparative employment relations. The course highlights how firma become international and exploit their international scope. Students will explore firms of different sizes, industries and countries, as firms face various challenges in the increasingly competitive global environment.

PREREQUISITE:

Students should at least be in their junior year and by now would have completed introductory

courses on Economics and international Business. Prerequisites to enrol in INB 303 are MGT 201 and INB 301

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

Gain an appreciation of international business environments.

Investigate the role of national culture in international business.

Understand strategies and human resource management in int’l business domain.

Develop decision-making & problem-solving skills in relation to int’l management problems.

TEXTBOOK:

International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, 8 th edition by Helen Deresky, Prentice Hall India 2009

RECOMMENDED REFERENCE TEXT:

International Management: Environments & Operations, 12 th edition by Daniels, J.D., Radebaugh, L.H. and Sullivan, D.P., Pearson Edu Int’l

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY:

Students should refrain from any type of cheating and/or plagiarism during exams/quizzes or when preparing their assignments. Any student acting otherwise will receive appropriate penalty, which may even be an “F” in the course. School of Business, IUB, maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding violation of academic integrity.

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COURSE PLAN:

The following table shows the topics likely to be covered from the textbook, leading up to the

mid-term or final exams. However, the instructor reserves the right to add and/or subtract topics, or change the sequence in which they are covered. Students will be notified of all modifications to the course plan in class.

Sl.

Topics

Text/ Reference Link

Lecture No.

  • 1 Assessing the Environment

Chapter 1

Lectures 1 & 2

  • 2 Understanding the Role of Culture

Chapter 3

Lectures 3 & 4

  • 3 Communicating Across Culture

Chapter 4

Lectures 5 & 6

  • 4 Cross-culture Negotiation and Decision Making

Chapter 5

Lectures 7 & 8

  • 5 Formulating Strategy

Chapter 6

Lectures 9 & 10

 

Mid-term Exam

  • 6 Global Alliances and Strategy Implementation

Chapter 7

Lectures 11 & 12

  • 7 Organization Structure and Control System

Chapter 8

Lectures 13 & 14

  • 8 Staffing, Training and Compensation for Global Operation

Chapter 9

Lectures 15 & 16

  • 9 Motivating and Leading

Chapter 11

Lectures 17 & 18

 

Final Exam

COURSE EVALUATION:

Each course must have mid-term and final exam as scheduled by the school.

Type of Evaluation

Nos.

Weight

Class Attendance and Participation

-

10%

Quiz

At least

10%

2

Assignments/ Homework/ Projects

30%

Midterm Exam

1

20%

Final Exam

1

30%

Total

100%

GRADING POLICY:

The following scheme should be followed in assigning final grade for the course.

Grade

Percentage

Grade

Percentage

A

90 and above

C

60 to less than 65

A-

85 to less than 90

C-

55 to less than 60

B+

80 to less than 85

D+

50 to less than 55

B

75 to less than 80

D

45 to less than 50

B-

70 to less than 75

F

Less than 45

C+

65 to less than 70

INCOMPLETE (‘I’) GRADE:

Awarding of Incomplete or ‘I’ grades should be strongly discouraged. ‘I’ will only be allowed for students who have a valid reason (ascertained by the senior management). In situations where the student is unable to complete the course due to unanticipated illness or family emergency and has not attended at least 75% of the classes held, he / she will be asked to withdraw from that course and repeat it. In unavoidable circumstances where students have completed 75% of the classes but are unable to continue (due to illness or family emergency), Incomplete grade of ‘I’ may be granted. Incomplete course has to be completed by the end of the next semester, otherwise grade ‘I’ automatically becomes grade ‘F’. The student is not required to register for the course in the

next semester.

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WITHDRAWAL (‘W’):

A ‘W’ grade means withdrawal. A student may decide to withdraw from a course by the deadline.

Students must apply to the Program Office for withdrawal from a course with the permission of the concerned course instructor, Academic Advisor, and the Dean. Withdrawal from only one course in a semester is allowed but the students should provide valid reason along with documents while applying for the withdrawal.

Automatic withdrawal:

A student can misses a maximum of 8 classes for a particular course. After that the course will be

automatically withdrawn.

CHANGES OF GRADE:

Change of grade is strongly discouraged. However, an instructor may request a change of grade

when a computational or procedural error occurred in the original assignment of a grade. Instructor must submit the ‘Grade Change Form’ to the respective program office within one month of submitting the final grade roll.

PEDAGOGY

Lectures: The instructor will use PowerPoint slides during class lectures. Audio-visual content may also be used in some classes to supplement the lecture. Students’ participation in class during discussions will ensure higher marks in some of the evaluation criteria.

Quizzes: ALL quizzes will be announced well in advance. At least two quizzes will be taken.

Group Assignment: You will be asked, as a group of 3 or 4, to prepare a report on Planning and Organizing at a company of your choice. Students will be required to visit the company they have chosen as a group to collect information through interview(s) and, if allowed, review of company documents. Assessment of your analysis will be carried out through group report and presentation in front of the class. However, equal participation is vital and unequal effort will be reflected upon your individual scores. Further details will be announced in due time.

Case study Assignment: From time to time you will be assigned to solve case studies from the textbook. Best one will be taken as the final mark. You must submit ALL the assignments – failure to do so will result in mark deduction. Additional details will be announced in due time in the class.

Note: Any section of this course outline is subject to change at any time during the semester. All changes/additions will be announced with appropriate notice.

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