The course is included in these curricula and study modules

  • International business logistics - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • Information technology - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • Marketing and communication - Logistics (alternative studies)
  • Accounting and cost analysis - Logistics (alternative studies)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to highlight the basic mechanisms that influence and rule the international economy today. It also focuses on practical issues relating to international supply chains, in particular for companies that recently have begun their internationalisation process

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
1)describe central trade theories
2)interpret changes in international trade
3)compare economic development in different countries
4)analyse how trade cycles are transmitted between countries
5)describe practical steps when starting international trade
6)trace reasons for international direct investments
7)analyse companies´ distribution strategies in the Baltic Sea region

Course contents

- international trade theory
- networks in global trade
- supply chains in international trade
- the role of technology in international trade
- trade in the Baltic Sea region

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic course in Economics

Recommended or required reading

Hellsten L, Osarenkhoe A: Internationell ekonomi - resurser och handel i en gränslös värld. Lund 2000. ISBN 91-89300-00-9.

Lundberg L: Internationell handel och industristrukturer. ISBN 47-06362-9.

Rapporter som behandlar ekonomin i Östersjöregionen
Reports describing economies the Baltic Sea region

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Project work
  • Exercises
  • Individual work


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written tests


Källström Eija

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course and curriculum search