Business Administration

International Business: Global Expansion of the Business Mind

This course offers exceptional visits to some of the world's largest and most important businesses. The course also features discussions with business leaders from across the United Kingdom.

"Ever hear the phrase, 'think global, act local'? This course will help you appreciate the true meaning of this statement as you learn about British culture from a business perspective. You will gain insight about international commerce by living in London and immersing yourself in this interdisciplinary course of business study.” You’ll get a firsthand look at the global economy by visiting British businesses. While your eyes open to assess economic conditions, fiscal/monetary policy, international accounting regulations, and governmental structures in the UK and the EU, you’ll also learn about the impact of social and cultural factors on international business.

Planned field excursions will allow you to observe the British and European systems at work, with visits to institutions like Fitch Financial, Lloyd’s of London, Salvation Army International Headquarters, Jaguar, the British Parliament, and Wimbledon. Supervised research will involve analysis of a global business issue or a comprehensive international business case study.

Course details

  • BA 498CA (3 semester hours)/499CA (3 semester hours)

or

  • BA 598CA (3 semester hours)/699CA (3 semester hours)
  • Prerequisite: Completed one of the following courses (ACC 200, FIN 300, MGT 300 or MKT 300) and consent of instructor.

Meet the Instructors

Jamye Foster, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Business

The University of Southern Mississippi

jamye.foster@usm.edu

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Dennis Phillips, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College of Business

The University of Southern Mississippi

dennis.phillips@usm.edu