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2016/2017  BA-BHAAI1061U  International Business

English Title
International Business

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration Summer
Start time of the course Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 120
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Course instructor - Donna N. Losciuto Lane, PhD Professor, School of Business, Southern Oregon University, dla.msc@cbs.dk
    Sven Bislev - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
In case of any academic questions related to the course, please contact the course instructor or the academic director, Sven Bislev at sb.ikl@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Last updated on 29/05/2017
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Develop a conceptual framework to understand international business environments and practices
  • Compare and contrast international web pages
  • Analyze international businesses
  • Debate international ethical issues
  • Create a business feasibility study
  • Demonstrate written skills
Course prerequisites
Basic computer skills
International Business:
Exam ECTS 7.5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 72 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer, Ordinary exam: End of July - beginning of August 2017.

Retake exam: End of September - beginning of October 2017.

3rd attempt (2nd retake) exam: End November - beginning of December 2017.

Exam schedule is available on http://www.cbs.dk/summer http:/​/​www.cbs.dk/​uddannelse/​summer-university-programme/​exam.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Home project assignment, new exam question
Course content and structure

This course will introduce the student to the nature of international business and its diverse components.  This course will focus on the international business environment including: cross-cultural business, economic systems and development, international trade and investment, the international financial system, and international business management. 


Class 1: Introduction and Overview of Course

Class 2: Globalization

Class 3: Cross-Cultural Business

Class 4: Politic, Law, and Business Ethics

Class 5: Economics and Emerging Markets

Class 6: International Trade

feedback activity: CulturalWeb Assignment

Class 7: Foreign Direct Investment

Class 8: International Financial System

Class 9: International Monetary System

Class 10: International Business Management

Class 11: Introduction to Preparing a Feasibility Study

Teaching methods
The methodology will include class discussions, student presentations, country analysis, case studies, ethical challenges, a business feasibility study, and a “culturalweb” assignment.
Student workload
Preliminary assignment 10 hours
Classroom attendance 33 hours
Preparation 144 hours
Feedback activity 7 hours
Examination 12 hours
Further Information

Preliminary Assignment: To help students get maximum value from ISUP courses, instructors provide a reading or a small number of readings or video clips to be read or viewed before the start of classes with a related task scheduled for class 1 in order to 'jump-start' the learning process.


Feedback Activity: A feedback activity defined by the course instructor will take place approx. half-way through the course.


Course timetable is available on http://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/summer-university-programme/courses.

Expected literature

Wild, Wild, and Han (2016). International Business-the challenges of globalization. 8th Edtion. Prentice Hall.

Last updated on 29/05/2017