International Business Functions


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module addresses the management specifics of the core functional areas in a multinational firm, namely: operations, marketing and procurement, human resource, and finance as well as the role of innovation in any of the core functional areas.

During the module the student will explore issues of coordination among the functional areas and their alignment with the international strategy of the firm.

Learning objectives


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

  • the specifics of firms’ core management functions in an international context.
  • the role of each specific management function in the international operations of a firm.
  • the role of innovation in the international management functions.


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

  • critically choosing the appropriate methods for analysing the international management functions in firms.
  • identifying and arguing academically, practically, and contextually for the needs for upgrading and coordinating the management functions to enhance international business performance. Furthermore, apply these skills in the management of the project.
  • searching for, grouping, and extracting key points from academic publications on international management functions.


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

  • identifying the specifics of various international management functions.
  • presenting own views on the integrative roles various management functions play in firm’s international activities.
  • applying the above knowledge and skills to case companies.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examInternational Business Functions
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
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 titleFunktioner i multinationale virksomheder
Module codeKAINB20224
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