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Global Business Environment

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
3 year, 3, 4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course addresses issues multinational companies face in the complexity of operating across borders. As the modern turbulent business world becomes a more challenging place to operate internationally it is necessary to educate students in contemporary tools of global environment analysis and global strategy formulation to supply the necessary skills of taking advantage of global business opportunities. The course provides a general overview of the major areas of international business including National Differences in Political, Economic, and Legal Systems; Ethics, CSR and Sustainability; Investment Environment; Government Policy and International; FDI and Regional Economic Integration; Global Monetary System; Strategy and Structure of International Business; International Business Functions. The successful completion of the course will increase students’ ability to think globally about any company, its positioning on international markets to achieve sustainable competitive advantage in rapidly changing international environment
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of the course is to provide a systematic view on international business environment, to empower the students with critical skills and abilities, conceptual foundations and competences required for professional activity on global markets.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • • Able to provide a summary of the special features of the phenomenon of globalisation
  • • Able to demonstrate skills in distinguishing between national differences across countries when making decisions
  • • Able to apply the concepts of international trade theory when solving research and professional problems
  • Able to use the knowledge of international monetary system to make decisions
  • • Able to solve managerial issues in an international organization related to strategic and organizational aspects
  • • Able to effectively perform managerial functions and solve managerial tasks related to the main business functions in the global context
  • • Able to use the knowledge of international monetary system to make decisions
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Course Introduction.
  • Topic 2. National Differences.
  • Topic 3. Investment Environment and Global Trade.
  • Topic 4. Global Monetary System.
  • Topic 5. The Strategy and Structure of International Business.
  • Topic 6. International Business Functions.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Active participation
  • non-blocking Midterm test
  • non-blocking Group project
  • blocking Final test
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.125 * Active participation + 0.125 * Active participation + 0.25 * Final test + 0.25 * Group project + 0.25 * Midterm test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Giovanna Mariani. M&A and Value Creation : A SWOT analysis. -G. Giappichelli, 2017- 193p
  • International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, Hill, Ch.W.L., 2014

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ashworth, W. J. (2017). The Industrial Revolution : The State, Knowledge and Global Trade. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1450611
  • Eichengreen, B. J. (2019). Globalizing Capital : A History of the International Monetary System - Third Edition (Vol. Third edition). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2043366
  • International business : competing in the global marketplace, Hill, C. W. L., 2013