I B 450
The Business Enviornment of Europe (3) This course provides an overview of the economic, institutional, and regulatory environment in Europe at the EU and national levels.
I B 450 The Business Environment of Europe (3)
This course provides an overview of the business, economic, and regulatory environment in Europe at the European Union (EU) and national levels. The course examines how regional integration, through the EU, has shaped industrial, competition, monetary, and related economic policies, and how Europe’s international trade and finance capabilities affect the global economy. As a result, a significant part of the course focuses on the evolution of the EU, its institutional structure, and its impact on business (both European and foreign). The course also compares business-government relations, models of capitalism, and corporate governance in individual European countries, using the United States as a basis of comparison. Particular attention is given to France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, and how their business environments differ from each other.
While the primary focus of this seminar will be on these themes, we will use articles from the Financial Times and similar publications as the basis of discussion in each class for a range of topics related to Europe. The approach taken in this course is a multidisciplinary one, with the assumption that business executives must understand the political, cultural, institutional, historical, and geographic aspects of Europe if they are to be successful in the business environment of Europe.
Students are expected to be active participants in class discussion. Readings usually will include a textbook, readings packet, and a subscription to the Financial Times. Evaluation will be based on a combination of participation and attendance, exams, quizzes, a group project, and essay assignments.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.