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Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to explain the importance global trade has to the global economy and to individual national economies, as well as the influence on exchange rates of different national currencies.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand the system of international trade and economics, why trade balances and imbalances are of importance for exchange rates and their influence on the global economy.

Course contents

The global market place, WTO and trade negotiations, protectionism, free trade, exchange rates, hedging, managing foreign trade, the documents of foreign trade.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Marketing, Microeconomics, Business Mathematics, Accounting

Additional information

Participants must be present at 70% of all sessions or more.

Recommended or required reading

Masaaki Kotabe & Kristiaan Helsen, Global Marketing Management, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004 A Basic Guide to Exporting,

Study activities

  • Lectures - 43 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 10 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 65 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 65 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 68 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination in BLS Participate in cases A written term paper Examination 2.... etc. (examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions) The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Mildén Peter


Mildén Peter

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2010-12-16 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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