APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
MBA 2400 International Business
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Department of Strategy and Logistics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The objectives of the course are to provide the students with managerial knowledge and analytical skills that are important when companies do international business. The course will start with an overview trade theories, deregulation of markets and the globalization of business. The students should understand the role of industrial clusters, the economics of location and the drivers of international business at the various levels. The concept of industrial competitiveness is central in the course. The economic role of China and India will be emphasized.
The students are taught to analyze the internationalization strategies of business companies, both as international companies are entering the Chinese market and investing in China and as Chinese companies are entering foreign markets and investing abroad. At the end of the course the students should be able to analyze international business cases and to master a range of internationalization strategies that can be applied in modern business. Corporate social responsibility is discussed. The course also covers the organization and management of multinational corporations, and the students should be able to evaluate appropriate structural solutions.
The course in international business combines theories of business strategy and theories of organization and management, and the students are trained in analyzing real life business cases to prepare for managerial careers in international companies.
Bachelor degree or equivalent, 4 years work experience, managerial experience and good written and oral knowledge of the English language. Please confirm our Student regulations.
Peng, Mike W.. 2010. Global business. 2nd ed. South Western Cengage Learning. 600 pages
Collection of articles:
Randi Lunnan. 2013. Oppdaterte artikler, for eksempel fra Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan + 4 cases
Day 1: The international Business Context
Day 2: International Markets and Strategies
Day 3: Becoming International: Modes and Mixes
Day 4: Managing the global organization
The students are assigned into groups that are asked to prepare case analyses to be presented in Power Point format in class the next day and to be handed in for feedback.