The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


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


  • 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.


Broth Joacim


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit (48 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-08-29

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-08-31 13:00 - 16:00 F249 International Trade For those who cannot attend ARCADA, here is link that provides the opportunity to listen to what is said during the introduction and the first lecture at this time. Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-09-07 13:00 - 16:00 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-09-14 13:00 - 16:00 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-09-21 13:00 - 16:00 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-09-30 09:15 - 12:15 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-10-05 13:00 - 16:00 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-10-12 12:00 - 16:00 International Trade Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2021-10-19 13:00 - 16:00 D4107-08 International Trade Examination in classroom: D4107-08 Broth Joacim
2021-11-16 09:15 - 12:15 B320 International Trade Re-exam 1 Broth Joacim
2021-12-15 09:15 - 10:45 International Trade Re-exam 2 Broth Joacim

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