International Strategic Management


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this module is to give the student an understanding of the different theoretical views of international business strategy.

The module examines the contextual, industrial/sectoral, organisational and managerial issues associated with strategic gap, strategic fit and strategic choice of multinational enterprises (MNEs). These inform the development and implementation of MNE strategies in the global marketplace helping MNEs to adapt, innovate, legitimise and develop competitive advantage in the process of their internationalisation.

Learning objectives


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

  • theoretical views, concepts, and models used in international strategic management and global strategies.
  • the role of strategic choice in seeking international business opportunities and the ways in which institutions and business systems influence strategic choice.
  • learning styles and processes that motivate individual and group learning.


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

  • elineating international strategic management theories, frameworks and concepts.
  • searching for, grouping and extracting key points from academic publications on international strategic management.
  • identifying issues in international strategic management and applying the models and theoretical views to company setting in order to address and offer solutions to the challenges and opportunities in international business independently and in groups.


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

  • presenting own views on international strategic management by making a point, supporting it with evidence and own argument.
  • applying the above knowledge and skills to case companies.
  • relating contemporary trends in international strategic management to economic and social development.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.


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.


Name of examInternational Strategic Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 strategisk ledelse
Module codeKAINB20203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities