Professor Philippe Jorion
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA 92697-3125
I. Course Description
This course examines the issues facing managers and firms
involved in the international transfer of goods, services, and capital.
It provides the foundation for understanding the factors affecting the
conduct of international business and serves as a preparation for the
This global business course is jointly taught,
with another module that emphasizes marketing and cultural aspects of
The 5-week module taught by Professor Jorion emphasizes the economics
and financial aspects of global business.
This module will cover the following topics:
The World Economy: discusses why
countries trade, the costs and benefits of international trade.
Trade Policy: discusses the implementation of trade
barriers (tariffs, quotas, etc.), their economic effects, and current
trade policy issues such as the European Union (EU), NAFTA, The World
Trade Organization (WTO) and the ongoing "U.S-Japan" debate.
Exchange Rates and Economic Policy: discusses the
foreign exchange market, and the impact of currency movements on firms
with international operations.
The European Union: discusses developments toward
economic and political integration in Europe.
II. Course Organization
This is described on the Catalyst system, which overrides the
information on this page.
GSM - UC Irvine
All course materials are © 2004 Philippe Jorion.