IBUS 1 Syllabus + Logistics Certificate (click for details)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINEES: Instr: James Mucci, BS, MBA,  – W (562-546-2604) jmucci@lbcc.edu


Study of research, theory, terms and practices associated with international commerce. Topics include current trends and practices in international business and emerging markets for new services and skills.
ENTRY SKILLS: None required
COURSE CONDUCT: Respect Based Management "It is my belief that an environment that fosters effective levels of creativity, autonomy, cohesion among colleagues and discipline that promotes responsibility is the most productive for creating and sustaining superior performance." James A. Mucci
COGNITIVE & SKILLS OBJECTIVES: This course is competency based. Competency is demonstrated by mastery of the cognitive content and the technical skills.
Link to the course outline of record: http://wdb-asir.lbcc.edu/coursecurriculum/coursedetails/FacePage_pp.asp


Understanding of the global market’s effect on
Business Cultures, Business Terms, Practices & Trends
1. Gain an understanding of the current issues effecting the global market.
2. Gain an understanding of international business processes.
3. Gain an understanding of the relationship of Global Politics to Business.
4. Gain an understanding of the operational limits and costs of an international business transaction.
5. Develop a basic business plan based on current practical applications.
6. Design a highly reliable cost effective business model.

The course follows the web hosted basic calendar schedule (not necessarily in linear order) consisting of media, introductions, interviews with industry experts, multiple reference links, research and forum assignments. The course offers an extra credit class collaborative project based on the concepts and lessons discussed during the course.  Almost unanimously, former students have asked for training in skills required for a business environment and/or operation rather than a traditional academic setting, so the classroom process, including schedule, is maintained consistent with a typical business setting. This is not a "traditional academic process" course. It uses a combination of "evidenced based" learning modalities and processes routinely found in the business community to meet the academic standards while making the experience more productive and enjoyable for the students.


The class project to design a NEW global business. The new business should address an area currently missing in an emerging market creating better jobs for the community. Examples: (1) A clean trucking operation creating jobs for the disadvantaged worker (2) A recyclable gift basket business, (3) A staffing service providing superior job satisfaction. Business development documents should include: strategic marketing analysis, grant opportunities, mission statement, management philosophy, cost and operational advantages and job creation.



3 Tests @ 100 Points Each = 300 Points


1 Final @ 100 Points NO MAKE UP

1 Mid Term @ 100 Points

Assignments: 200 Points

Forums/ Discussions: 200 Points

Project = 200 Points

Extra Credit: 100 Points

  A= 900 or 90% of 1000 Pts

Total Available Points to Earn: 1200

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Grading scale:

A =< 900

B = 800-899

C = 700-799

D = 600-699

F =< 599




Textbook IBUS 1

The Global Entrepreneur

James F. Foley

Student Hours:

By Appointment or best via email

Assignments: Online

1. Submit via email to jmucci@lbcc.edu with your registered name and assignment number in the subject line or via LBCC Canvas

3. Forums via LBCC Canvas