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IBUS 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Special Topics in International Business
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


IBUS 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Special Topics in International Business
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


IBUS 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Global Logistics Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Develop skills and understanding in global logistics processes, procedures, and regulations used in transportation, physical distribution, warehousing, inventory control, materials, packaging, plant and warehouse location, risk management, and networks for logistics, suppliers, and information. Utilize decision making and case resolution techniques to solve problems and to develop logistical and information networks for supply chain management appropriate for global corporations. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Principles of Exports
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Export management processes and procedures. Includes governmental controls and compliance, licensing of products, documentation, commercial invoices, and transportation. Emphasizes human and public relations, management of personnel, finance, and accounting procedures. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Principles of Imports
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practices and processes of import management operations including such factors as government controls and compliance. Emphasizes the preparation and understanding of import documents such as customs invoices, packing lists, and commercial invoices. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Introduction to International Business and Trade
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The techniques for entering the international marketplace. Emphasis on the impact and dynamics of sociocultural, demographic, economic, technological, and political factors in the foreign trade environment. Topics include patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, and operating procedures of the multinational enterprise. Develop a strategic project that internationalizes functional business operations and resolve case problems for international business operations. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Global Supply Chain Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: International purchasing or sourcing. Includes the advantages and the barriers of purchasing internationally, global sourcing, procurement technology, and purchasing processes. Emphasizes issues of contract administration, location, and evaluation of foreign suppliers, total cost approach, exchange fluctuations, customs procedures, and related topics. Produce a project in purchasing/buying specific items and utilize exchange rates, channels of distribution, or customs regulations to resolve problems. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

International E-Commerce Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Managing electronic business, commerce, and government information systems and technology. Uses appropriate software such as the National Trade Data Base. Emphasizes the role of global strategic information systems as applied to problem solving and current transportation and customs software. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


IBUS 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Multinational Enterprise and Partnerships
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The essential relationship between domestic and foreign businesses and industries engaged in shared services and production. Includes economic development through international co-production agreements with governments, technology transfer, legal, financial, labor, and management factors, and practical applications of agreements. Interpret international joint venture or co-production agreements; prepare an operational plan such as a plan for a Mexican maquiladora. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

International Marketing Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Analysis of international marketing strategies using market trends, costs, forecasting, pricing, sourcing, and distribution factors. Development of an international marketing plan. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Special Topics in International Business
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

International Business Law
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in law as it applies to international business transactions in the global political-legal environment. Study of interrelationships among laws of different countries and the legal effects on individuals and business organization. Topics include agency agreements, international contracts and administration, regulation of exports and import, technology transfer, regional transactions, intellectual property, product liability, and legal organization. Select most appropriate legal organization and representation; interpret or prepare related legal documents. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 2339 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

International Banking and Trade Finance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: International monetary system, financial markets, flow of capital, foreign exchange, and financial institutions. Includes risk analysis, export-import payments and financing, the preparation of letters of credit, related shipping documentation, electronic fund remittance, and foreign investment financing. Analyze foreign investment and financial environments for countries or regions, prepare letters of credit, resolve problems regarding working capital and foreign exchange, and evaluate trade financing through the SBA, USDOC Export Assistance Centers, and the Export-Import Bank. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Intercultural Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Cross-cultural comparisons of management and communications processes. Emphasizes cultural, ethnic, geographic distinctions, and antecedents that affect individual, group, and organizational behavior. May include sociocultural demographics, economics, technology, legal issues, negotiations, and processes of decision making in the international cultural environment. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Import Customs Regulations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Duties and responsibilities of the licensed customs broker. Includes processes for customs clearance including appraisement, bonded warehouse entry, examination of goods, harmonized tariffs, fees, bonding, penalties, quotas, immediate delivery, consumption, liquidation, computerized systems, laws, and regulations. Prepare for and take a sample exam for the U. S. Customs Broker License Exam; utilize Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations to resolve complex problems involving processes, and documentation enabling you to function smoothly as an importer, trader, international purchasing agent, buyer, or other intermediary. (3 Lec.)


IBUS 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - International Business/Trade/Commerce
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, the college, and the student. A paid position or an unpaid internship applies theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, technology, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with International Business and Trade and demonstrates legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communications using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. (21 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.