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KV200002 KVY Introduction to International Business 3 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Anne Vihakara

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students should be able to (1) describe the main contemporary trends in international business, (2) explain how and why firms engage in international operations, (3) describe how and why countries differ from the international business perspective and explain what kind of questions this raises from a company perspective, and (4) describe interaction between international companies in the global economy.


The course acquaints students with the key concepts and phenomena of international business and provides an overview of the topic.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Restricted attendance! The course is available only for Master's Degree Programme students who cannot participate in the KVY course held in Finnish.

Teaching methods

No lectures.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

Written exam. Futher information from Anne Vihakara.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1st year I-IV

Study materials

1. Venkateswaran, N. (2012) International Business Management (e-book, available in Ebrary)

2. Brown, Christopher, L., Cavusgil, S. Tamer, Lord, A. Wayne (2015) Country Risk Measurement and Analysis. A new Conceptualization and Managerial Tool. International Business Review 2015, 24. 246-265.

3. Avloniti, Anthi, Fragkiskos, Filippaios (2014) Unbundling the Differences between Psychic and Cultural Distance: An Empirical Examination of the Existing Measures. International Business Review 2014, 23. 660-674.

4. Olejnik, Edith, Swoboda, Bernhard (2012) SMEs’ internationalisation patterns: descriptives, dynamics and determinants. International Marketing Review,29(5), 466-495.

5. Incoterms 2010 http://www.burhilllogistics.com/content/pdf/Incoterms.pdf

6. International Terms of Payment. http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/payment.cfm

Further information

NOTE! Enrollment and registration code KV200002. Exam questions and answers in English.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Business Chinese