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2018/2019  BA-BHAAI1076U  Undergraduate International Business

English Title
Undergraduate 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, laned@sou.edu
    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 ISUP academic director, Sven Bislev at sb.msc@cbs.dk.
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 06/12/2018

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Use the concepts and theories that enable understanding international business
  • analyze international international business communication on the web
  • Analyze international business strategies and transactions
  • Identify and debate positions in international ethics
  • Create a business feasibility study
Course prerequisites
Basic computer skills
Undergraduate International Business:
Exam ECTS 7.5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer, Ordinary exam: Home Assignment: 25/26 June - 29 July 2019. Please note that exam will start on the first teaching day and will run in parallel with the course.
Retake exam: Home Assignment: 72-hour home assignment: 8-11 October 2019 – for all ISUP courses simultaneously
3rd attempt (2nd retake) exam: 72-hour home assignment: 25-28 November 2019 – for all ISUP courses simultaneously

Exam schedules available on https:/​/​www.cbs.dk/​uddannelse/​international-summer-university-programme-isup/​courses-and-exams
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Retake exam: 72-hour home project assignment, max. 10 pages, new exam question
Exam form for 3rd attempt (2nd retake): 72-hour home project assignment, max. 10 pages, 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. 


Preliminary assignment

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: Cultural/Webpage Assignment in class

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

Description of the teaching methods
The methodology will include class discussions, student presentations, country analysis, case studies, ethical challenges, a business feasibility study, and a “culturalweb” assignment.
Feedback during the teaching period
Cultural/Webpage Assignment in class

All Home Project Assignments/mini projects are based upon a research question (problem formulation) formulated by the students individually, and must be handed in to the course instructor for his/her approval no later than 11 July 2019. The instructor must approve the research question (problem formulation) no later than 16 July 2019. The approval is a feedback to the student about the instructor's assessment of the problem's relevance and the possibilities of producing a good report.
Student workload
Preliminary assignment 20 hours
Classroom attendance 33 hours
Preparation 126 hours
Feedback activity 7 hours
Examination 20 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.


Course timetable is available on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams


We reserve the right to cancel the course if we do not get enough applications. This will be communicated on https://www.cbs.dk/uddannelse/international-summer-university-programme-isup/courses-and-exams end February 2019 at the latest.



Expected literature

Mandatory readings:


International Business: The Challenges of Globalization, 9th Edition by wild & Wild

Last updated on 06/12/2018