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Professional Student Profile

When I finish my career, I ...

The Career International Business trains professionals specialized in managing global businesses. Gets the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to occupy managerial positions in companies operating abroad. It is the strategist of competitive and successful international integration. Additionally, it dominates modern financing mechanisms and new tools that the global market demands.

When I finish my career I  will be able to:

  • Occupy management positions in multinational companies.
  • Apply focused on the globalized knowledge economy.
  • Develop existing international markets and create new ones.
  • Master modern financing mechanisms that global market demands.
  • Perform in international organizations and institutions to support international business management.
  • Develop a vision of international business to carry out a project or own company.

International Business give me the opportunity to develop skills to work in the areas of:
  1. Foreign Trade Management.
  2. International Economics.
  3. International Markets Intelligence.
  4. Market Access.
  5. International Business Specialist.
  6. Introduction to International Finance.
  7. Advanced Finance.
  8. Quantitative Methods.
  9. Statistics for Business.
  10. Microeconomics.
  11. Macroeconomics.
  12. Law.
  13. Introduction to Marketing.
  14. Capital market.
  15. Business Innovation.
  16. Strategic Management.
  17. Market study.
  18. Operations Management.

Advantages of studying International Business

Why I chose International Business?

The economy shows us that we can benefit when our goods and services are traded. Put more simply, what we call "comparative advantage" says that countries prosper when using its assets to concentrate on what they can produce best, and then exchanging these products for other products that other countries produce more efficiently.

Some of the advantages that provide international business companies are:

  • The company gets a better competitive positioning.

  • New businesses are realized and the customer becomes more valuable.

  • Increases the prestige of the company and brand.

  • They identify and generate new segments.

  • It facilitates rapid exploitation of innovations.

  • The exchange of products or services increases.

  • It produces an expansion of the domestic market.

Importance of International Business

The economic importance of international business is discussed below.

The points below highlight the importance of international business:

Earn foreign exchange : International business exports its goods and services all over the world. This helps to earn valuable foreign exchange. This foreign exchange is used to pay for imports. Foreign exchange helps to make the business more profitable and to strengthen the economy of its country.

Optimum utilisation of resources : International business makes optimum utilisation of resources. This is because it produces goods on a very large scale for the international market. International business utilises resources from all over the world. It uses the finance and technology of rich countries and the raw materials and labour of the poor countries.

Achieve its objectives : International business achieves its objectives easily and quickly. The main objective of an international business is to earn high profits. This objective is achieved easily. This it because it uses the best technology. It has the best employees and managers. It produces high-quality goods. It sells these goods all over the world. All this results in high profits for the international business.

To spread business risks : International business spreads its business risk. This is because it does business all over the world. So, a loss in one country can be balanced by a profit in another country. The surplus goods in one country can be exported to another country. The surplus resources can also be transferred to other countries. All this helps to minimise the business risks.

Improve organisation's efficiency : International business has very high organisation efficiency. This is because without efficiency, they will not be able to face the competition in the international market. So, they use all the modern management techniques to improve their efficiency. They hire the most qualified and experienced employees and managers. These people are trained regularly. They are highly motivated with very high salaries and other benefits such as international transfers,
promotions, etc. All this results in high organisational efficiency, i.e. low costs and high returns.

Get benefits from Government : International business brings a lot of foreign exchange for the country. Therefore, it gets many benefits, facilities and concessions from the government. It gets many financial and tax benefits from the government.

Expand and diversify : International business can expand and diversify its activities. This is because it earns very high profits. It also gets financial help from the government.

Increase competitive capacity : International business produces high-quality goods at low cost. It spends a lot of money on advertising all over the world. It uses superior technology, management techniques, marketing techniques, etc. All this makes it more competitive. So, it can fight competition from foreign companies.

Introduction to International Business

What's International Business?

International Business conducts business transactions all over the world. These transactions include the transfer of goods, services, technology, managerial knowledge, and capital to other countries. International business involves exports and imports.

International Business is also known, called or referred as a Global Business or an International Marketing.

An international business has many options for doing business, it includes:
*Exporting goods and services.
*Giving license to produce goods in the host country.
*Starting a joint venture with a company.
*Opening a branch for producing & distributing goods in the host country.
*Providing managerial services to companies in the host country.

The nature and characteristics or features of international business are:

Large scale operations : In international business, all the operations are conducted on a very huge scale. Production and marketing activities are conducted on a large scale. It first sells its goods in the local market. Then the surplus goods are exported.

Intergration of economies : International business integrates (combines) the economies of many countries. This is because it uses finance from one country, labour from another country, and infrastructure from another country. It designs the product in one country, produces its parts in many different countries and assembles the product in another country. It sells the product in many countries, i.e. in the international market.

Dominated by developed countries and MNCs : International business is dominated by developed countries and their multinational corporations (MNCs). At present, MNCs from USA, Europe and Japan dominate (fully control) foreign trade. This is because they have large financial and other resources. They also have the best technology and research and development (R & D). They have highly skilled employees and managers because they give very high salaries and other benefits. Therefore, they produce good quality goods and services at low prices. This helps them to capture and dominate the world market.

Benefits to participating countries : International business gives benefits to all participating countries. However, the developed (rich) countries get the maximum benefits. The developing (poor) countries also get benefits. They get foreign capital and technology. They get rapid industrial development. They get more employment opportunities. All this results in economic development of the developing countries. Therefore, developing countries open up their economies through liberal economic policies.

Keen competition : International business has to face keen (too much) competition in the world market. The competition is between unequal partners i.e. developed and developing countries. In this keen competition, developed countries and their MNCs are in a favourable position because they produce superior quality goods and services at very low prices. Developed countries also have many contacts in the world market. So, developing countries find it very difficult to face competition from developed countries.

Special role of science and technology : International business gives a lot of importance to science and technology. Science and Technology (S & T) help the business to have large-scale production. Developed countries use high technologies. Therefore, they dominate global business. International business helps them to transfer such top high-end technologies to the developing countries.

International restrictions : International business faces many restrictions on the inflow and outflow of capital, technology and goods. Many governments do not allow international businesses to enter their countries. They have many trade blocks, tariff barriers, foreign exchange restrictions, etc. All this is harmful to international business.

Sensitive nature : The international business is very sensitive in nature. Any changes in the economic policies, technology, political environment, etc. has a huge impact on it. Therefore, international business must conduct marketing research to find out and study these changes. They must adjust their business activities and adapt accordingly to survive changes.