International Economy & Business
The objectives of the course are to enhance our understanding of the economies of the world and their interdependence, and to analyze the impact of changing global financial and trade systems on businesses. The course includes topics related to integration such as EU, NAFTA and WTO and international financial systems, such as currency union, fixed and floating exchange rate systems, global credit and currency crisis, IMF and international financing institutions. It also covers financing opportunities for businesses. The thrust of the course is to provide an understanding of dynamic overall global environment particularly in financial and trade areas, and analyze impact and opportunity for business. The course relies heavily on case analysis and active class discussion.