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Business Simulation and Global Governance


The core of this module is a business simulation a management game.
First, it allows students to be a Global CEO for a day and to make decisions accordingly, to evaluate the results of their decisions, and to make new decisions, etc. Students can practice what they have learned during their Master in the lifelike, but safe and fast environment of the game.

Second, the theoretical framework for the module rests on the themes: Global management, corporate governance, exploration and exploitation. 

Third, it is a practical way to introduce large groups of Chinese students to the Norwegian business life. The case to be simulated is a company operating cross-nationally in China, Germany, and Norway.

Course content

1 day of computer simulations and discussions. 2 days of classroom lectures, visits and group discussions 

The students will be introduced to central theoretical concepts covering the theme of the course, and the simulation method. They will run the simulation in groups, take notes and discuss.Further, the students will use the simulation results and experiences to formulate a strategy for a company/firm in which address market objectives, internationalization, and resource utilization are described, using as much of the previous course modules insights and tools as possible. In addition, there will be used cases/podcasts/visits to discuss central topics related to the overall theme of the course. 

2 of the teaching hours in this course are dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues.


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