The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Today business is global. This course will provide the basics of international business by giving a vocabulary and a basic level of knowledge and skills involved in international business. The course is based on an international text- book in international business that provides the necessary terminology, theoretical structures and practical cases needed to independently analyze and international business problems. . .

Learning outcomes

The aims of the course are: To give the students an understanding of the unique aspects of doing international business, its legal and political environment. To understand the role of international business on national economic development. To understand factors influencing the inflow and outflow of international foreign direct investments. To increase the awareness and understanding of different governmental and non-governmental bodies involved in international business. To understand why companies internationalize their internationalization process. To understand different foreign entry strategies used by business. To be aware of ethical issues in international business. To understand the effects of different cultures on international business. To understand global strategies and acquisitions made by companies. To understand the customers and suppliers of multinational companies. To learn and apply skills learned in class on practical cases and assignments.

Course contents

The course will create a general awareness of global issues that allows students to better understand current international issues and thus to make better and more insightful decisions concerning international business transactions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics

Previous course names

International trade and globalization

Recommended or required reading

Pen Mike and Meyer Klaus: International business, Second edition, Cenage Learning, Andover Hampshire, UK. 606 pages. ISBN 978-1-4737-2264-4 Articles according to examiner?s instructions. Max.200 pages

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 36 hours
  • Individual studies - 53 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

For approved grades, the student must complete two tasks, a group assignment and an exam. Each must be passed with approved grades. Details will be given during the intruduction.

Teacher

Broth Joacim

Examiner

Fabricius Susanna

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (67 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-05 13:00 - 16:30 B518 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-09-10 08:30 - 12:00 A311 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-09-19 08:30 - 12:00 A311 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-09-26 10:15 - 14:30 D173 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-10-01 08:30 - 12:00 D4106 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-10-08 08:30 - 12:00 D173 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-10-15 08:30 - 12:00 A311 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-10-22 08:30 - 12:00 D4106 International Trade Broth Joacim
2019-11-05 14:30 - 17:30 D173 International Trade (exam) Broth Joacim
2019-12-03 14:30 - 17:30 D173 International Trade (re-exam 1) Broth Joacim
2020-01-08 09:15 - 12:15 D173 International Trade (re-exam 2) Broth Joacim

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