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2013/2014  BA-PEUC  Regional Integration and the EU

English Title
Regional Integration and the EU

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Manuele Citi - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
Last updated on 02-04-2014
Learning objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • Describe and discuss key institutional structures of the EU.
  • Describe and explain basic theories of EU integration.
  • Formulate a simple research question and analyze changes in EU policies or institutions, and assess their impact on business opportunities in the EU.
  • Show analytical proficiency in handling research questions and in supporting theory-driven arguments with relevant empirical evidence.
The exam in the subject consists of two parts:
Regional Integration and the EU:
Examination formWritten sit-in exam
Individual or group examIndividual
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration2 hours
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSummer Term
Aids allowed to bring to the examClosed Book: no aids
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Written sit-in, 4 hour closed book
Regional Integration and the EU:
Examination formHome assignment - written product
Individual or group examIndividual
Size of written productMax. 10 pages
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration2 weeks to prepare
Grading scale7-step scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSpring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The course provides the students with an understanding of how the economic and business environment is changing in the European Union due to the single market and other business related policies and how these changes lead to new kinds of constraints and opportunities for business. The course should provide students with 1) a basic understanding of integration theories; 2) an understanding of the development of the EU and 3) an understanding of key policy issues in the EU, major institutional players and their (potential) impact on the business environment and the EU´s economy.
Teaching methods
Lectures and group discussions.
Last updated on 02-04-2014