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KV4/YR10 Exports and SME Internationalisation 6 op

KV202051, Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu


During the course students learn the basic concepts and theories related to SME exports and internationalisation. Attendance at the first lecture is obligatory.


After the course the students are familiar with the business environment, operations, strategic choices and behaviour of internationalizing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). During the course a commissioned group assignment, a real-life internationalization plan, will be prepared to a case company. The assignment consists of information searching, problem solving and making of justified strategic and operational suggestions to the case company following its internationalization aims.


Participation in classroom work, group assignment + written exam.


Lectures 12 h. (consists of pre-recorded lectures available in Moodle and live streamed interactive sessions in Zoom) **Spring semester 2021, period IV (15 March - 29 April 2021)** The course in arranged as integrated into degree studies and lectures take place during the day (Mon-Fri, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m). Please check the course timetables [from the study guide of Turku School of Economics](https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/KV202051/3007), choose Toteutukset/Implementations. **Notice!** Pre-recorded lectures in Moodle and weekly live streamed interactive sessions in Zoom (weeks 11-15 and 17 Tuesdays at 10.15, also recorded). During the course a commissioned group assignment will be conducted to a case company. The groups for the assignment will be formed in Moodle. Please note, the group assignment requires commitment, as a real-life internationalization plan is to be drafted for the case company in a limited amount of time. **Exam** Course includes a compulsory exam. Exams are taken electronically through the Electronic Exam service. E-exam reservation can be made 30 days before exam. E-exam rooms are located in Turku, Pori, Rauma. More information about e-exams: https://utuguides.fi/examstudents



The grade for the course is based on an electronic exam and a group assignment on the internationalization plan of a case SME. For further information, please see the course Moodle site.


1. A collection of articles available on the Moodle site. 2. For the group assignment: Hisrich, Robert D, International entrepreneurship. Starting, developing and managing a global venture, 2nd edition, Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks 2013. 3. For the group assignment: Albaum, Gerald; Duerr, Edwin, International marketing and export management. 7th edition, Financial Times Prentice Hall 2011.


Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki


Turun yliopisto, Turku


[Education manager Merja Brunnsberg]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot) [Student services secretary Elina Iso-Ilomäki]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot) avoin-tse[at]utu.fi


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90,00  €

Payment for studies should be paid within 24 hours after the registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact Student services secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).