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KV202010 KV1 International Business Management 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
William Degbey
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

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 case work. After completing the course the students are 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,
(4) apply theories and concepts of international business management to different situations.
(5) analyse the real-life situation and context of a given case organisation,
(6) apply the frameworks and tools of international business strategy to develop a plan of action.
(7) construct a professional written project report
(8) communicate the findings and recommendations in international business management in a convincing, professional way.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 2 h 0 h
Group work
Independent work
Seminar 18 h 0 h

Introductory lecture 2 hours.

Seminars and tutoring 18 hours (3 seminar groups).

Detailed instructions will be given through Moodle.

Modes of study

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

The total student workload (160h) consists of:
2 h of introductory lectures
18 h of seminars and tutoring with the course supervisor, including final presentations of the case reports
100 h of Independent case work in teams (finding literature, group meetings, Information gathering, analysis, writing the report)
8 h preparation of presentation of the case work
32 h preparation and taking the exam

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Compensation of absence from lectures and seminars required.

Recommended year of study

2nd year

Study materials

  1. Peng, Mike W., Global2, student edition. Mason, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2013.
  2. A collection of electronic articles and books will be defined in the beginning of the course or before the respective lectures.

Further information

Course limit is 96 students. Priority is given to students majoring in International Business.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
2017–2018
Teaching
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
Marketing
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication