International Trade (INT101)
Nations trade. Trade creates wealth. Trade is complex.
In this course students will gain an understanding of international trade theory, economics, trading blocs and free trade agreements, global political and legal issues affecting trade, foreign exchange mechanisms and entrepreneurial market entry strategies. Culture affects trade, so an examination of the importance of cultural, social and governmental issues affecting trade is provided. Tools for market entry, assessing and managing risk, and an introduction of the CAGE framework are featured. Class lectures will complement real-life case discussions on practical issues affecting international trade. Assignments are based on current real-life situations in international trade.
John is adjunct professor in International Business Studies at Temple University Japan. He has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at TUJ since 2007. As well as TUJ, he has been teaching business management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Business since 2000.
John has a varied business career working as a stockbroker and investment advisor in information systems and e-commerce management, as an IT project manager with Microsoft and recently in marketing and public relations with Toys"R"Us Japan. He has written and consulted on business start-ups, launching and operating his own small business. He has written and published: "Making Conversation" and his second book: "The Child's Guide to Nuclear Radiation" is due out in 2017.
John has a BA in Economics from The University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate (with honors) in Electronic Commerce Management from BCIT and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
See his interview here.
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