International Business

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module explores international business and addresses the complexities of the issues surrounding it. The module covers key theories of trade and investment and provides a directed path through centuries of thought on why and how trade and investment across borders occur.

The module also covers the migration of manufacturing from developed nations to developing countries and the recent process of “backshoring”, discusses the highly charged issue of efficiency driven international factories and reflects upon some of the political divisiveness that affects trade issues.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • the nature of international business and its contemporary challenges.
  • the political and legal environments and international business theories.
  • internationalisation opportunities and firm’s abilities to implement specific market entry modes.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • reading and analysing key points in publications related to international business issues.
  • comparing multinational firm activities and critically evaluating their opportunities in today’s context.
  • identifying environmental issues and their impact on firm activities in international markets.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • presenting and critically reflecting on internationalisation issues.
  • applying the above knowledge and skills to case companies.
  • relating contemporary trends in trade and investment to economic and social development.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has participated actively in developing written material during the module.

Exams

Name of examInternational Business
Type of exam
Written exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternational Business
Module codeBAEØK202023
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences