4529 Electives Bloc Course II - International Business
Dr. Micha¿ Lema¿ski
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/21/18 to 06/14/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 06/15/18 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.14
Monday 06/18/18 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.15
Tuesday 06/19/18 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.15
Wednesday 06/20/18 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.15
Thursday 06/21/18 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.5.15

This course develops knowledge and understanding of the global business environment: globalization of business, internationalization theories, institutions governing international business, and differences between countries. We look at differences in the political systems across countries, technological level differences, economic differences, cultural, as well as differences in religion, and a number of other differences between countries and regions, all that to understand how those differences affect business, and learn how to successfully do business in a globalizing world.

Learning outcomes

The course advances the following abilities:

- Develop practical solutions based on theoretical concepts
- Develop solutions for a given problem in a team setting under time pressure
- Present solutions in a logical, sound, and persuasive manner
- Provide and receive feedback
Attendance requirements

All students must attend the first class!

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course combines classes in different formats: lectures, seminars, and mini-group workshops. Participation in all sessions is compulsory. Students are expected to read the literature and conduct research on the case studies covered in the course before the session as the seminars will be focused on the application and problem solving workshops. Attendance is checked and required in all sessions. Students will be expected to work in international groups and present results of their work both orally and in writing.


To complete this course, attendance is required in all sessions.

Assessment is based on:

1. Active participation in class (30% of the final mark/grade);

2. Two group presentations in class (20%);

2. Pre-course assignment: a 2,500 words essay written individually (30%);

3. Test consisting of multiple and single choice questions (20%).

Marking/grading scheme:

1 (Excellent): >= 91%
2 (Good): >= 81%

3 (Satisfactory): >= 71%
4 (Pass): >=61%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

For participants of the Cross-Functional Management Program and WU-incomings only

For questions concerning enrolment and waiting lists please contact the Coordinator of the Cross-Functional Management Programme at

All students must attend the first class!

Students who already completed similar courses (e.g. International Business Environment at universities abroad) should not enroll for this class.

Availability of lecturer(s)

The lecturer answers questions via E-mail and is available before and after the class. To schedule a special appointment, please send an E-mail.

Last edited: 2018-02-22