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KV202010 KV1 International Business Management 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Anne Vihakara and William Degbey

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of international business core theories related to planning, organisation, implementation and control of business operations from a management perspective. The students’ readiness to analyse and apply this knowledge in real-life type situations is also developed through the exercise work. After completing the course the students should be able to: (1) describe and explain challenges imposed on business decision makers operating in an international business context, (2) explain and compare related courses of action regarding internationalisation, market selection and entry, and the organization and management of international business operations, (3) analyse the strategic choices, operations and organisation of given situations, as well as (4) apply the discussed theories and concepts to different situations.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h
Exercises 18 h 0 h

Lectures (Vihakara) and compulsory group work seminars and case exercises 18 h (6*3 h). Groups 1-2 Degbey, 3-4 Vihakara.
A company visit. More detailed instructions will be given in Moodle2.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)

Course materials, schedules and exercise reports will be saved in Moodle2. Enroll in KV1 in Moodle2 before the course starts.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written exam (50%), attendance and successful completion of exercises (50%). Compensation of absence from group work seminars required.

Recommended year of study

2nd year I

Study materials

  1. Hill, Charles, International Business. Competing in the Global Marketplace. New York, McGraw-Hill 2009 or later.
  2. A collection of electronic articles and books will be defined in the beginning of the course or before the respective lectures/exercises.


Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Turku School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
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