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2023/2024  BA-BPOLO1901U  International Business and Management

English Title
International Business and Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Larissa Rabbiosi - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Management
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 07-06-2023

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and apply key theories, models and concepts of strategic management and economics to the greater understanding of international business and management
  • Explain and give examples of alternative strategies, structures and operations of multinational corporations, appropriate in different international contexts, changing markets and political conditions
  • Analyze business case studies applying relevant concepts and theories of international business and management
  • Identify and theoretically justify how different theories and concepts from the curriculum are interrelated
International Business and Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Read more here about which exam aids the students are allowed to bring and will be given access to : Exam aids and IT application package
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
The number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination may warrant that it most appropriately be held as an oral examination. The programme office will inform the students if the make-up examination/re-take examination instead is held as an oral examination including a second examiner or external examiner.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course on International Business and Management is intended to provide an overview of the theories and principles of international business and management. International business and management has considerable impact on modern enterprises operating in an increasingly global economy. The aim of the course is to provide students with an extended coverage of alternative theories and perspectives on firms' internationalization, a thorough understanding of the key strategic and organizational issues confronting managers of multinational corporations, and theoretical concepts on foreign subsidiaries and headquarter-subsidiary relationships. It is designed to familiarize students with the institutional, cultural, and economic environments that affect international businesses and management, showing how managers develop different responses to external pressures. It consists of a combination of face-to-face and online teaching (blended learning).


In relation to Nordic Nine

International Business and Management (IBM) gives the students several transformative capabilities in accordance with the Nordic nine. IBM provides students with deep business knowledge about how firms can exploit and augment their domestic sources of value creation in the international context (N1). The course helps students to recognize the ambiguous role of multinational companies in society; They are actors that create as well as solve societal challenges (N3). Moreover, students are challenged to recognise ethical dilemmas faced by companies operating in different cultures and to develop leadership values to address them (N5). IBM offers theories and concepts which applications allow for the creation of value using globally distributed knowledge and connections to the advantage of localized problem solving (N9). 

Description of the teaching methods
Part of the teaching takes place online through videos and quizzes. Lectures are interactive and aimed to provide more in-depth coverage of course topics through discussion of specific assignments and case studies. We expect a very high degree of student preparation and participation. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the assigned material. The instructors reserve the right to "cold-call" on students at any time during class.
Feedback during the teaching period
For the period of teaching, individual/group feedback is offered during ‘office hours’ provided by faculty staff members teaching in the course (see timeslots and booking instruction on Canvas). Moreover, oral feedback is given collectively based on (i) student answers in live quizzes (polling), and (ii) in-class discussion in relation to the given voluntary assignments and study questions. These quizzes and assignments are used systematically in each lecture. Also, for each voluntary assignment the course instructor provides written “solutions” (available on Canvas). Students are encouraged to ask questions in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on their work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 100 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 38 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 71 hours
Expected literature

Academic articles. The literature will be available on CBS Canvas or downloadable from http:/​/​www.cbs.dk/​library.



Last updated on 07-06-2023