International Business


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. There will be used digital tools for interaction.

Learning objectives


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

  • key concepts and theories in international business.
  • the importance of context, institutions, political and legal environment.
  • internationalization opportunities and firm’s abilities to implement specific market entry modes.
  • the implication of digitalization on international business strategies.


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.


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.



Name of examInternational Business
Type of exam
Written exam
Individual examination.
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 codeBAEØK202223
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities