The course provides an introduction to international business. Topics include 1) the effects on international business decisions of cultural, political, legal, and economic forces; 2) a presentation of international business basics such as trade, tariffs, exchange rate regimes, capital markets; 3) a study of the comparative theoretical frameworks for establishing international business enterprises, including trade and investment theory; 4) effects of government intervention and aid. The role of social and economic aid organizations such as the UN, EU, IMF, and World Bank will also be discussed.