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
The course is based on an international text-
book in international
business that provides the necessary terminology,
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
governmental and non-governmental bodies involved
international business.

To understand why companies internationalize
internationalization process.

To understand different foreign entry strategies
used by business.
To be aware of ethical issues in international

To understand the effects of different cultures
on international

To understand global strategies and acquisitions
made by
To understand the customers and suppliers of

To learn and apply skills learned in class on
practical cases and

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
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
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
  • Hongell Linn


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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