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2013/2014  BA-EUB_IBU3  International Business

English Title
International Business

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
3. semester
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for Bachelor of Arts in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Kursusansvarlig
    Jens Gammelgaard - Department of International Economics and Management (INT)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
Last updated on 07-11-2013
Learning objectives
The basic objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the principles of international business and to take students from theory to actual applications through the use of case studies and assignments. Students will acquire knowledge about what international is (economics and management), and relate it to operations in international firms. Students will expand their experience base by applying a variety of strategic and economic principles in the analysis and discussion of a number of theories, models and specific case studies.
  • Identify key theories, models and concepts of international business
  • Analyse complex international business situations
  • Develop coherent strategies for businesses operating in an international business environment
International Business:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period December/January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The aim of the course is to enable the students to understand and explain the determinants of international trade and monetary economics. Moreover, the students should understand the reasons for foreign direct investments. Understanding these rules of the game, the strategies and the management of international companies are explained by using fundamental theories of the firm in an international business perspective.
Teaching methods
The teaching is based on lectures, which focus on presentations of theories and models, in combination with chat group discussions, small group activities and class discussions. Concepts are exemplified through case studies. The emphasis will be on a two-way dialogue between students and lecturers, rather than one-way communication from lecturer to student. Therefore, the student must be prepared to answer questions in class and participate in discussions.

Lectures will offer overviews, examples, clarifications and elaborations of selected areas, as well as an opportunity to address student questions. As part of the lectures, students will actively work on small exercises from time to time, for which they will present and discuss their findings. Chat group discussions will be used throughout the course.
Student workload
Participating 36 hours
Preparation 126 hours
Exam 48 hours
Expected literature
Indicative. Literature list will be submitted one month before course starts.
Last updated on 07-11-2013