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Global Business Program Code 101381

Associate Degree

A Waukesha County Technical College program offered at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. For information call Toll-free: (877) 463-9282.

This program is eligible for financial aid ONLY through Waukesha County Technical College.

Global Business Specialist graduates are prepared to help their employers navigate in a global economy. Importing and exporting products and services is a key job responsibility along with coordinating global marketing, finance and logistics. Identifying regulations and understanding documents that facilitate the global supply chain are other duties you will perform. To prepare for this career, you can take advantage of WCTC's award-winning Global Trade Solutions seminars, workshops and other global business community services.
*Work toward your degree in stages by completing certificates in Export, Import, Global Business Management, International Marketing and Global Business.
*Prepare to take the NASBITE Certified Professional TM (NASBITE CGBP TM) credential exam.
*Evening completion options available.

Employment Potential

Wages of Recent Graduates:

. Average Salary: $42, 000

. Average Hourly Wage: $20.21

. Three-year average: $38, 814

Selected Job Titles of Recent Graduates: . Account Executive, Exports, Others from DACUM?

About Shared Programs

. Courses will be offered online (NET) from WCTC.
. Contact WCTC for all benchmark scores.
. This program is fully eligible for Financial Aid only through Waukesha County Technical College.

Program Outcomes

. Demonstrate the ability to complete an export trade.
. Utilize terms of sale to minimize the risk involoved in global trade.
. Analyze potential markets in order to develop an appropriate target market entry plan.
. Utilize letters of credit to minimize the risk involved in global trade.
. Demonstrate awareness of the effect of currency fluctuation as it relates to international transactions.
. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
. Communicate effectively with co-workers and international customers both verbally and in writing.
. Demonstrate awareness of the influence of cultures and languages involved in global trade.
. Demonstrate basic math and computer skills in order to function effectively in global business.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Global Business is a collaborative program between WCTC and NWTC. Application for this program must be completed through WCTC.

Curriculum

The Global Business Associate Degree is a two-year, four semester collaborative program between Waukesha County Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Upon completion, students will have completed 69 credits.

FIRST SEMESTER

10-102-185 Contemporary Business
3
10-104-102 Marketing Principles
3
10-106-110 Microcomputer Business Apps 1
3
10-138-150 Global Business Fundamentals
3
10-801-195 Written Communication
3
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER

10-101-104 Accounting Fundamentals
3
10-104-190 Customer Service Management
3
10-138-155 Global Marketing
3
10-138-165 Global Supply Chain Logistics
3
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-195 Economics
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER

10-102-149 Business Law 1
3
10-138-166 Glbal Supp Chn Sourcng & Proc
3
10-138-181 Global Trade Finance
3
10-801-197 Technical Reporting
3
10-809-115 Global Cultural Awareness
3
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER

10-138-185 Global Business Applications
3
10-138-186 Certified Global Business Prof
1
10-138-194 Import Compliance
2
10-138-195 Export Compliance
2
10-140-101 Global Cultural Experience
1
 OR
 
10-140-120 Study Abroad
1
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-809-116 Global Cultural Awareness II
3
SEMESTER TOTAL
15

TOTAL CREDITS
69

Curriculum Note
. General Studies courses (10-8XX-XXX) may be taken at NWTC if students meet NWTC benchmark scores. Written Communication, 10-801-195, is available only from WCTC.
. NWTC's Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75 for courses that begin with 10-8XX-XXX.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-101-105 ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS ...use a survey approach to learn the accounting process and to gain a general knowledge of the accounting principles and financial accounting procedures applied to business budgeting. This course is for non-accountants.

10-102-160 BUSINESS LAW 1 ...examine the legal and ethical environments of business, including positive law, criminal and tort law, contracts, sales law, business formation, government regulation, agency, bailment, property, ethics, and social responsibility.

10-102-100 CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ...develop a basic understanding of the principles and terminology used in the business world, and gain insight into the fields of marketing, business management, data processing, and accounting.

10-104-102 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...explore marketing principles as found in the American business system, with an emphasis on consumer behavior, consumer and industrial products, distribution, market research, market segmentation, promotion, pricing, and international marketing.

10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGEMENT ...explore the skills, attitudes, and thinking patterns required to manage customer satisfaction and loyalty. Develop the ability to lead and expand the customer service process, learn techniques for dealing with unhappy customers, and build skills for analyzing customer needs.

10-106-110 MICROCOMPUTER BUSINESS APPS 1 ...an overview of Microsoft Office software and its five major applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Also gain an understanding of the Windows operating system and Internet Explorer.

10-138-150 GLOBAL BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS ...review the fundamentals of global business in an effort to understand how the environment, world history, and political systems impact the global trade arena. Discuss trading blocks, including NAFTA, Mercosor, the EC and the WTO, in the context of the global economy.

10-138-155 GLOBAL MARKETING ...analyze how commodities and industrial products are globally marketed, focusing on the concepts of distribution channels, trade patterns, competition, product planning and life cycle, advertising and promotion and market research.

10-138-165 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS ...develop an in-depth understanding of the flow of documents, ISO, and compliance issues in relationship to U.S. export control laws. Learn the basics of ocean/air rate calculations. Discuss trade treaties such as NAFTA and their impact on documents and transportation.

10-138-166 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT ...explore the process of identifying, qualifying and negotiating the purchase of goods and services from global sources of supply. Learners will examine the combination of cultural, logistical and financial factors encountered when purchasing offshore. Course competencies include an understanding of Incoterms, the harmonized system, import procedures, methods of payment, and conflict resolution. Course competencies align with the CGBP domain #3 and selected task skills from domain #1.

10-138-180 GLOBAL TRADE FINANCE ...examine the intricacy of the foreign market and hedging against fluctuations. Explore the global capital market, the development of the Euro, and major types of risk in export financing.

10-138-185 GLOBAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ...draw on the skills learned in past coursework while completing a project that incorporates international market research, international organization and planning skills, international correspondence and documentation, price calculations, and international transportation.

10-138-186 CERTIFIED GLOBAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL (CGBP) REVIEW ...prepare for the national NASBITE CGBP certification exam in this course. Learners will review the four domains and key duties, tasks, and knowledge statements associated with the CGBP exam and answer mock certification exam questions developed by the instructor to help prepare for testing. The course also explores test-taking strategies, how to study for the exam, and where and how to sign-up. Individuals working in global business related occupations and preparing for the CGBP may benefit from this course.

10-138-194 IMPORT COMPLIANCE ...learners will examine compliance requirements related to importing goods in support of global business operations. Course competencies will include developing import related purchasing documentation, creating other import related documentation, examining import controls and licenses, and exploring import related security. Learners will develop an import compliance program in response to business case studies or scenarios.

10-138-195 EXPORT COMPLIANCE ...learners will examine compliance requirements related to exporting goods in support of global business operations. Course competencies will include developing export related sales documentation, creating other export documentation, examining export controls and licenses, and examining export related security. Learners will develop an export compliance program in response to business case studies or scenarios.

10-140-101 GLOBAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE ...refer to www.wctc.edu for this course description.

10-140-199 STUDY ABROAD ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of international study abroad experiences. It applies theories of culture and explores a variety of concepts associated with international travel and interacting with people of other cultures.

10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ...the nature and scope of academic and business writing. Develops writing skills which include pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the UW-Oshkosh General Studies Transfer Certificate; Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) This course is offered only on an infrequent basis. 3 cr.

10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score=65 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr.

10-809-115 GLOBAL CULTURAL AWARENESS ...discuss the factors that influence people to speak, act, negotiate, and make decisions in an effort to modify personal assumptions and habits that hinder success in the workplace. Explore how styles of thinking, value systems, and political and social realities affect relationships. Focus on negotiations, international communications, marketing, and hosting international visitors. 3 cr.

10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 and Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.

10-809-116 GLOBAL CULTURAL AWARENESS II ...continuation of Global Cultural Awareness; discuss the factors that influence people to speak, act, negotiate, and make decisions in an effort to modify personal assumptions and habits that hinder success in the workplace. Explore how styles of thinking, value systems, and political and social realities affect relationships. Focus on negotiations, international communications, marketing, and hosting international visitors. 3 cr.