Business Management - International Business

International

Course List

Term 1

MKT-1143: Marketing Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the foundations of successful marketing and prepares them for advanced marketing courses. The emphasis is on learning and applying marketing concepts in an ever-changing environment that is becoming more global in nature. Topics covered include the following: understanding the marketing environment, consumer and business behaviour, marketing intelligence, and the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies and marketing mix elements.

ENG-1204: English Essentials

This course provides students with the skills required for professional written and oral communications essential to business success and subsequent courses. Students will learn to develop database and internet research skills, prepare professionally written and designed business letters, memos and reports, and prepare, practice and deliver professional oral presentations.

ACC-1094: Accounting Concepts I

This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of recordkeeping and financial statement analysis for non-accounting major students. Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements.

ECO-1503: Principles of Economics

This course is a survey of the principles which apply to our society's efforts to solve economic problems. The survey includes an examination of fundamental economic problems, economic models, the nature of the Canadian economy, employment, inflation, the role of governments in managing the economy, and the functioning of demand, supply, and firms within the market system.

BUS-1234: Computer Applications for Business

Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office 2016 applications. While learning about Microsoft Office 2016 with a particular focus on word and document processing, presentation tools and extra time on spreadsheet management, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using both practical hands-on applications in the computer lab and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course prepares students for further opportunities to apply their spreadsheet skills and expand upon these skills as they continue in their areas of study.

MAN-1103: Human Resource Management

Human resource management is increasing in importance as organizations recognize that the effective and efficient management of human resources can provide a competitive advantage. This course introduces the student to the management of an organization's human resources. The course reviews the nature and importance of human resource management, environmental factors affecting human resource management, human resource planning, job analysis, recruiting, selection, orientation, training, performance appraisal, compensation, health and safety, and employee and labour relations.

Term 2

FIN-3163: International Trade Finance

Currency exchange fluctuations, political instability, and force de majeure events, are integral considerations to international financial management. This course examines how organizations can manage their finances and mitigate financial risk by selecting appropriate transaction methods and tools for their international trade activities. Learners will consider negotiation terms, non-payment dispute resolution and cash flow management.

LAW-1003: Business Law

In this course, students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

INT-1113: Feasibility of International Trade

The course Feasibility of International Trade examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Careful research, analysis and planning are necessary to examine the organization's current state, to identify promising opportunities and to analyze potential outcomes, both positive and negative.

INT-1123: Global Value Chain

The course Global Value Chain examines aspects of the primary activities, distribution and inventory management, and the supporting activities of document management and procurement, which are integral to international trade logistics. This course examines how organizations obtain resources and what they need to know to control and manage logistical systems in relation to international trade.

INT-3153: International Sales and Marketing

The course International Sales and Marketing details considerations an organization must make when promoting and selling products and/or services beyond domestic borders. This course examines important concepts related to marketing, sales and e-commerce in countries with different laws, political and economic environments, and cultures. International marketing attempts to position an organization's products and services, brand and communications so the organization meets the needs and preferences of each target country or region. Marketing activities are designed to generate awareness and demand for the organization's offerings, and sales activities should convert awareness and demand into purchases.

CFF-2013: International Transportation and Trade (ITT)

This course introduces students to several modes of transportation including truck, air, rail and ocean. Students will learn about the key parties involved in trade and the primary Canadian trade routes. The transfer of title between the buyer and the seller and the associated risk, payment and documentation responsibilities under Incoterms® 2010 will be emphasized. The formation of sales contracts, determination of chargeable freight weight and assessment of profit or loss on a shipment will also be discussed

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This workshop will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Co-operative Education Students and the Co-operative Education Advisors as well as the Co-operative Education policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education work terms and will prepare students for their Co-operative Education work term job search.

Term 3

MAN-1163: Organizational Behaviour

This subject is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment including the organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for improved and more effective leadership. This subject provides a better understanding of this process.

INT-3133: International Market Entry Strategies

This International Market Entry Strategies course examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. Careful analysis and planning are necessary to choose the most effective market entry strategy for a new venture. The chosen strategy must be successfully implemented and managed, which includes demonstrating cultural competence and complying with applicable local and international laws.

FIN-1013: Financial Analysis and Budgeting

This course is an introduction to the essentials of financial management with a view for wealth maximization of a business enterprise. Topics covered in this course include the following: analysis of financial performance, cost-volume-profit analysis, financing alternatives and costs, management of working capital, budgeting, and capital investment decisions.

INT-3143: Development of Products and Services for an Int'l Market

The course Products and Services for a Global Market examines what, why and how organizations develop, adapt or customize goods and services in relation to international trade. This course explores differences in regulatory, legal, cultural and consumer/client requirements that require compliance or that might impact product and service development and adaptation. Organizations must analyze how these differences may impact cost, product design, packaging, labelling, product testing, service delivery, sales and marketing. Organizations should follow objective and thorough research, development and testing processes that align with their overall business strategies in order to maintain a competitive edge in their international target markets.

CFF-3023: Essentials of Freight Forwarding

Students will be exposed to common methods of international payment and the documentation and parties involved under each method. Risk assessment and risk management techniques from the perspective of both the buyer and seller under various methods of payment will be highlighted throughout the course. Other key topics that will be examined include cargo insurance, packaging, security, dangerous goods, and costing.

INT-4202: Field Study Project

This field study project engages students in an in-depth analysis of an International Company. Students choose the International Company that they will analyse over the course of the semester, tying in all aspects of prior learning of international business, finance and marketing. Students are required to conduct an in-depth interview with a key employee from an International Company to collect data for this project.

Term 4

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students to find permanent employment after graduation. For further information regarding Co-op, please refer to www.lambtoncollege.ca/mycareer

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CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Project is aimed at enriching student success by combining the skills students have learned throughout their program. Within the course, students are taught valuable proposal development skills, project management techniques and presentation skills through weekly workshops. Moreover, the project should, by its very nature, attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. This course allows participants to integrate and apply skills and knowledge gained from a number of previous courses of study taken in the program. These skills are used to complete a work integrated project on a real-world challenge presented by an instructor or an industry partner. The student or student teams are expected to meet with the project supervisor during mutually agreed upon times and are required to attend each in-class session during the week.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

CPL-5559 WIL Project Tuition Fees

Domestic Students: $1,300

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student. This additional cost can be viewed by selecting the Additional Fees tab.

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International Education
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international@lambtoncollege.ca


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