Course Description

Course Name

International Business

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
The course is thought of as an overview of International Business, intended as the study of cross-border economic transactions carried out by companies. This course is thought to present the nature and role of the Multi-National Enterprise (MNE), as well as the factors which contribute to the success of the worldwide operations of MNEs. Theories and especially practices related to International Business operations will be discussed. In particular, consistently with a trend dominating the recent literature, a particular emphasis will be put on the examination of the institutional (legal and socio-cultural) environment surrounding International Business activities. Real life case studies will be widely used throughout the whole course.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
–Be familiar with the activities of Multi-National Enterprises;
–Know the advantages and disadvantages of the various foreign market entry-modes;
–Understand the challenges of a foreign market;–Be familiar with the Ownership, Location and Internalization Advantages of a foreign market;
–Understand the challenges of the legal environment where MNEs operate;
–Understand the challenges of the social environment where MNEs operate.

*Course content subject to change