Course Description

Course Name

Brazil in the New Global Economy

Session: VFPS1120

Hours & Credits


Prerequisites & Language Level



The course introduces the main debates about the new global economy and their implications for practice and policy. The course will also analyze the globalization process in order to understand its implications on the multiple aspects of social-economic and political life and the repercussions on corporations and nations.
  • Identify economic trends and study examples from international economics and international business.
  • Describe the main economic blocs and areas of economic integration, studying their implications and the rising of the geo-economic world.
  • Explain why it is important to understand today's global economy.
  • Analyze the process of globalization in order to understand their implications in the economic, political and social development of our states and their impact on business activity
  • Analyze the importance of internationalization as companies define business strategies for a new international economic order in the age of globalization

To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement (practical works and test lists approved with final grade higher than 7 points - maximum 10 points) and 75% class attendance.

All papers and discussions will be graded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Level of analysis/argumentation. You must present a thoughtful argument and interpretation, not a mere summary of facts. (Note: it does not matter which side of an issue you argue, only how well or how poorly you make the argument.)
  • Use of evidence. The material you select to support your thesis must be relevant and must clearly back up your argument.
  • Clarity of communication. You must present the evidence and express your argument in a clear, comprehensible manner.
To be approved, the student must have a minimum of 70% of improvement and 75% of class frequency. The student cannot be absent on up to 25% of classes.In case of injury or sickness the absence of the student will not count if he presents a medical certificate. In this context, the classroom assignments shall be sent via e-mail to him. When the student joins back his group, the professor is instructed to pay extra attention to him/her in the process of catching up with the class.

*Course content subject to change