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School: St. Mary’s High School
Department:: Business and Co-0p Education                           Program Head: B. Pickett
Ministry Document: Business Studies 2000
Course Title: International Business                                Course Type: U/C
Grade: 12                    Course Code: BBB4M                     Credit: 1        Prerequisite: yes
Teacher(s): Mr. Devlin                                              Date: September 2004

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. Students will learn about the techniques and
strategies associated with marketing, distribution and managing international business effectively. A major part of
the students’ evaluation will be the research and analysis of business activity in one assigned country.

 1.    Overall Expectations for Student Learning
        Through this course, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge, skills and values related to
        the following strands:

 Strand 1: The Global Environment for Business               Strand 2: Business and Trade
 (Chapters: 1, 2, 3)                                         (Chapters 4, 5, 6)
 Determine how international business and                    Demonstrate an understanding of international
 economic activities increase the interdependence            business terminology and concepts.
 of nations.
 Analyse ways in which people and domestic                   Analyse the impact of international business
 businesses have been and are affected by                    activity on a country’s economy.
 international business.
 Evaluate the factors that influence a country’s             Assess how international business can affect
 ability to participate in international business.           one or more of a company’s business functions.
 Summarize the effects of trends in business, the
 workforce, and the nature of work on global
 business activity and economic conditions.

 Strand 3: Factors Influencing Success in                    Strand 4: Marketing Challenges, Approaches
 International Markets (Chapters 7, 8, 9)                    and Distribution (Chapters 10, 11, 12)
 Analyse the ways in which cultural factors                  Demonstrate an understanding of the
 influence international business methods and                challenges facing a business that wants to
 operations.                                                 market a product internationally.
 Assess the ways in which differences in political,          Compare the approaches taken by various
 economic, and physical factors influence                    companies to market their products
 international business methods and operations.              internationally.
 Identify and describe common mistakes made by               Compare the logistics of local, national and
 businesses in international markets. (next page)            international distribution          (next page)
Evaluate the factors currently affecting the                    Analyse the ways in which ethical issues affect
international competitiveness of Canadian                       international distribution and service.

                                                                Develop strategies to prepare for working in
Strand: 5: World Markets and Careers         (Integrated)
                                                                international markets.
Analyse the business implications of the physical,              Describe career opportunities, skills and
economic and social conditions in various                       competencies and education and training that
countries.                                                      relate to international markets.

2.      Expectations re: Learning Skills
        It is expected that students will also demonstrate the following: (this is not intended to be exhaustive)

*          Work independently – stay on task

*          Teamwork – contributes, interacts well with peers

*          Organization – arrives to class prepared for working, able to meet deadlines

*          Good work habit – effective use of time

*          Initiative – self motivated, attempts to exceed expectations

3.      Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
         Student achievement of the learning expectations will be evaluated according to the following:

                                                                                WEIGHTING (%)
                           CATEGORIES OF                                     TERM          FINAL
                     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUES                         EVALUATION EVALUATION
           Knowledge / Understanding                                         25             25
           Thinking / Inquiry                                                25             25
           Communication                                                     25             25
           Application / Making Connections                                  25             25
                                                                               70%               30%
           BREAKDOWN OF FINAL MARK                                                                            =100%

Textbook: International Business: Canada and Global Trade, Irwin Publishing, 2002
Replacement Cost: $60.00
To the Student and Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

We have read and understood this Student Information Sheet / Outline of Course of Study.
Course Code: ___BBB4M___________________                   Subject: __International Business_________

Student:                                                Parent/Guardian:

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