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Introduction to International Business

2017/2018
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course addresses management issues faced by multinational companies caused by complexity of operating across borders. As the modern turbulent business world becomes a more complex place to operate internationally it is necessary to empower students with a hands-on experience to identify and take advantage of global business opportunities. This course is designed to provide students with a general overview of the major areas of international business: the nature and scope of international business; differences between local, national and multinational businesses, the international business environment; stakeholders in international business; the different types of mergers and acquisitions; relationships between multinationals and the state; the ways of external growth, including joint ventures and strategic alliances, business activity in product markets as well as in markets for knowledge and technology, etc. The successful completion of the course will increase students' capacity to think globally about a company, its business position on international markets and possible sustainable competitive advantage in rapidly changing international environment.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • able to define and apply research methodology to the international business cases
  • able to analyze, synthesize, discuss and draw conclusions concerning the global business environment
  • able to apply ethical understanding and perspective to business situa
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • the student is supposed to know the basic terms and concepts of international business theory
  • the student is supposed to know the main institutions that shape the global marketplace
  • the student is supposed to know the key legal and practical issues related to international contract
  • the student is supposed to know economic integration and economic and political integration
  • the student is supposed to know the businesses expansion abroad
  • the student is supposed to know the main current trends and processes happened in global environment
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • History and development of the international business
  • Architecture of the world economy and the international trade
  • International economic cooperation. International business indicators
  • Organizational culture & international business
  • Forms of the international business: trade & FDI
  • Strategic alliances. MNSs & TNCs
  • Current challenges & perspectives for international business
  • Entry strategies in the international business
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking test after the 4th lecture
  • non-blocking online activities, including assignments, teamwork, case studies, problem discussions
  • non-blocking course team-based project
  • non-blocking exam
    The examination is conducted in computer test using synchronous proctoring. The exam is conducted on the online HSE Moodle platform https://hse.student.examus.net. You must connect to the exam 15 minutes before the start. On the Examus platform, system testing is available. Student's computer must meet the requirements: To participate in the exam, the student must: go to the proctoring platform in advance, conduct a system test, turn on the camera and microphone, and verify identity. During the exam, students are prohibited from: communicating (on social networks, with people in the room), writing off. A short-term communication disruption during the exam is considered interruption of communication up to 10 minutes. A long-term communication disorder during an exam is considered to be a communication interruption of 10 minutes or more. In case of a long-term communication disruption, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The transfer procedure is similar to the surrender procedure.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * course team-based project + 0.25 * exam + 0.25 * online activities, including assignments, teamwork, case studies, problem discussions + 0.25 * test after the 4th lecture
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Robert Pearce. (2017). The Development of International Business. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Miroshnik, V., & Basu, D. R. (2015). International Business and Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan.