Course Description

Course Name

International Business

Session: VPRU3123

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

SOCG100 - Intercultural Sudies - or its equivalent

Taught In English

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


Formerly MGMT 230 - same content

Examination of business activities across national borders with emphasis on the interaction and integration of the functional areas for effective strategic planning in multinational firms operating in developing, newly industrialized and developed countries.To give an overview of the means of conducting international business with an emphasis on what makes international business different from domestic business. The dimensions of the international environment will be examined and analyzed through real-world examples of operations undertaken by countries and companies attempting to conduct foreign business activities.

The course will be developed through lectures, case studies and individual/group presentations of various assignments. The following topics will be covered in class :
- Globalizing business
- Formal institutions: economic, political, legal systems
- Informal institutions: culture, relgion, language
- Firm resources: competitiveness and growth
- Trading internationaly
- Investing abroad directly
- European institutions
- Global integration and multilateral organizations
- Corporate social responsibility
- International entrepreneurship

The final grade will be made up of a class participation (20%), class tests (20%),team project (20%), a mid-term test (20%) and a final examination (20%).

*Course content subject to change