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Letitia Phillips, a Sault Ste. Marie native, Sault High graduate, and 2010 LSSU graduate, presented her paper "A Viability Study of the French Luxury Fashion Industry" at the 2010 Global Marketing Conference held in Tokyo in September. "The experience really pushed me to want to further my education," Phillips stated, noting that she plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration. Phillips graduated with three degrees: business administration-international business, business administration-management, and French studies.

Business Administration (International Business)


Developing a student’s ability to meet the challenges of the global business environment.

We prepare the leaders and business owners of tomorrow!

Course Descriptions

INTB 375 International Business Law
The Course provides an introduction to the environment of International Business and Law. It will focus on the foundations and principles of the international Legal environment and international legal systems. The course covers the Law on International trade. It allows the student to understand government foreign trade policies, the law concerning international business transactions, importing, exporting, transportation and Logistics. This course covers a range of legal issues involved in conducting international business, surveying some of the many issues encountered in intellectual property and licensing, and the taxation of International business transactions.

INTB 389 Competing in the Global Marketplace
This course presents a systematic overview of international business and provides an introduction to important issues, including international trade policy, the global monetary system, and strategies of international business. Additionally, the course will look at management practices of international business, including: organizational structure of multinational organizations, production and logistics, human recourse management, and financial management.

ECON 408 International Economics
Pure theory of trade and comparative advantage; free trade versus protectionism; trade problems of developing nations, balance of payment account; exchange rates; international monetary systems.

INTB 420 International Comparative Management
This course in international comparative management will examine important trends impacting international business as well as the major and developing players in the international economy. The course will examine the stage on which international management is conducted, which includes political, legal and socio-
cultural systems as a backdrop. The course will cover how firms
develop and execute their international strategies-and how they stay ahead of their
competitions, once they do. An important aspect for the success of international companies is HR. The course will explore how firms can build an outstanding international workforce through selecting and motivating employees as well as dealing with a host of related human resource management issues, such as compensation, performance appraisal, training and development and labor relations.

INTB 486 International Marketing
The International Marketing course examines the scope, challenge and dynamic environment of International Marketing. This course will provide an understanding of the cultural environment of global markets, global opportunities and the development and implementation of global marketing strategies.
Challenging decisions must be made in international marketing objectives-strategies-policies, regional & country market selection, products that fit regions-countries, multiple distribution channels, communications to fit each global region, management models & organizations per region-country, knowledge-information-data management, exploration of cultural issues, competition, economies, and customers.




International Business

Noel Granger

"My goal is to find a school that suits my interests and has a student-teacher ratio that allows the teacher to know my name and have time for my questions. I would like to be able to sit in the front of the class and enjoy the knowledge around me."

After completing my first semester at LSSU, I feel like I have accomplished my goal of finding a small school that really cares about the education of their students. [ more ]

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