Excerpt from course description

International Business


This course gives an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing firms involved in conducting cross-border business activities in an increasingly open and dynamic world. 

The course aims to provide the students with managerial knowledge and analytical skills that are important when companies carry out international business activities.

The course combines corporate strategy theories with theories of economic organization and management.

Course content

Module Schedule
Day 1: The international business context
Day 2: International markets and strategies
Day 3: Becoming international: Modes and combinations
Day 4: Managing the global organization

The students are assigned into groups that are asked to prepare case analyses to be presented in in class (typically in Power Point format) and to be handed in for feedback.

The students are expected to draw actively on their own business experience and to contribute in class with internationalization cases from their own corporate experience.


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