Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor International Business Full-time
Type of degree:FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2021

Course unit titleInternational Business Management
Course unit code025007055006
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2021
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)Arne SJÖBLOM

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Business students in their third year of studies Basic knowledge of strategic management and economics.

Course content

As a discipline of academy inquiry International Business Management applies management concepts and techniques to their contexts in firms working in multinational, multicultural environments. Being an effective manager is not just telling others what to do. It is also about effective leadership, training, and communication. In just about any organization, you will be working with people who will have a different cultural background that your own, you may be working as an expatriate in a different country or you may experience any of a number of multicultural challenges. Selected papers from scientific journals will be discussed at seminars where all students, working in groups, are expected to participate actively, All students are expected to conduct a study of international business management within companies and organization with the aim of analyzing different areas of the subject studied.

Learning outcomes

The following objectives will be addressed during the course: - Define and explain the essentials of international business management. - Understand the forces of globalisation - Understand the environments international managers need to be concerned with. - Understand how individual cultural background affects personal and professional behaviour, cognition and, to certain extent how it affects management.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment methods and criteria

Two individually written papers Classrooms activities (at lectures and seminars)


not applicable

Recommended or required reading

Selected papers from scientific journals and case material

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)


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