Contemporary Business in North America is an introduction to the area of North America from perspectives useful to the international manager. The course focuses on the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It provides a geographical, demographic, and cultural overview of the region, and develops concepts useful for assessing the North American business environment. The course also covers major free trade agreements and their implications for doing business in the region. The purposes of the course are 1) to provide the international manager with a general familiarity with North America; and 2) to develop analytical tools useful for understanding the region.