Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Program in MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Program Director: Tomas Hult;
Professor: Stepina;
Associate Professor: Scott;
Assistant Professors: Knight, Simmonds

The curriculum in international business leads to the development of critical thinking ability and analytical thinking skills pertaining to the issues that are faced by firms in the international marketplace, particularly those that relate to strategy formulation and implementation. As such, the international business curriculum furnishes students with the professional skills necessary to conduct international business operations.

The international business program builds upon the liberal studies program of the University and the general business requirements of the College of Business. Additional work in anthropology, economics, geography, modern languages, and political science, in particular, is encouraged.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. ACG X021 or ACG X001 and ACG X011;
  2. ACG X071;
  3. CGS X100;
  4. ECO X013;
  5. ECO X023;
  6. MAC X233 or MAC X230;
  7. STA X023 or QMB X100 (students at Florida State University may substitute STA X014).

Requirements for a Major in Multinational Business Operations

All students must complete 1) the University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin, 2) the State of Florida common prerequisites for multinational business operations majors, 3) the general business core requirements for multinational business operations majors, 4) the general business breadth requirements for multinational business operations majors, and 5) the major area requirements for multinational business operations majors. Note: To be eligible to pursue a multinational business operations major, students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the College of Business section of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All multinational business operations majors must complete the following five (5) courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal Environment of Business (3).
FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3).
GEB 3213 Business Communications (3).
MAN 3109 Organizational Behavior (3).
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3).

General Business Breadth Requirements

All multinational business operations majors must complete five (5) courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3).
MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3).
MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3).

Plus two (2) electives from the following list of courses:

HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations (3).
ISM 3011 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3).
MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).
MAR 3700 Professional Selling (3).
QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3).
REE 3043 Real Estate (3).
RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3).

Major Area Requirements

All multinational business operations majors must complete five (5) courses as listed below. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the multinational business operations major area requirements.

FIN 4604 Multinational Financial Management (3).
MAN 4605 Cross Cultural Management (3).
MAN 4631 International Strategic Management (3).
MAR 4156 Multinational Marketing (3).

Plus one (1) elective from the following list of courses:

MAN 4610 Resources and World Enterprises (3).
MAN 4680r Explorations in International Management (3).

Students may substitute an internationally oriented course outside the College of Business approved by the program director or a minor in a foreign language for the one elective above.

Definition of Prefixes

FIN - Finance

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

Undergraduate Courses

MAN 3600. Multinational Business Operations (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023. Surveys the essentials of international production and trade and the problems managers encounter in international business environments.

Business Majors Only

FIN 4604. Multinational Financial Management (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3403, 3244. Introduces the student to financial management decision making in international environments through the use of cases, projects, and business games.

MAN 4605.Cross-Cultural Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. Course studies the unique issues of managing in non-native culture. Discusses management situations where members of more than one cultural group are included, along with strategies for maximum effectiveness in such situations.

MAN 4610. Resources and World Enterprises (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023. Focuses on the economics and politics of world energy. Examines OPEC, the world oil industry, consuming countries, and alternative energy sources.

MAN 4631.International Strategic Management (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023; MAN 3600. Course focuses on the international dimensions of strategic management, including environmental and political issues affecting global competition. Special emphasis is given to the multinational enterprise and strategic options available for effective world-wide competitive advantage.

MAN 4680r. Explorations in International Management (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023; MAN 3600. Selected topics in international management. Topics will vary depending upon the instructor for the course. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

MAR 4156. Multinational Marketing (3). Prerequisites: MAR 3023; MAN 3600. Introduces the student to marketing management decision making in international environments through the use of cases and/or business games.