International Business: Global Commerce

Why This Class

As you know, the Internet has made it possible for anyone to start an international business—including your student. As simple as it may sound to run a company online, doing business across borders is a complex process. If your student wants to start or work in a company that serves customers around the world, this course will help them prepare.

Students in this self-paced course discover the unique challenges and opportunities of the global marketplace. They explore the principles of international finance, trade relationships between countries, logistical and legal issues, cultural influences, and worldwide marketing. Students also review case studies of companies that have successfully operated across cultural, legal and linguistic boundaries.

By completing this course, students gain awareness of what makes the global economy tick—and what makes it challenging for businesses. This knowledge prepares them to thrive in whatever career they choose.

Overarching Questions

What is global commerce?

What are the challenges of running an international business?

How does culture affect how businesses grow?

How can learning about global organizations make me a better leader?

Reading List


Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June.