1234 Electives Bloc Course II - International Business
Ass.Prof. Dr. Michal Lemanski
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
26.09.2019 bis 13.12.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 16.12.2019 09:00 - 17:00 TC.3.12
Dienstag 17.12.2019 09:00 - 15:00 TC.5.28
Mittwoch 18.12.2019 09:00 - 17:00 EA.5.040
Donnerstag 19.12.2019 09:00 - 13:30 TC.4.18

Inhalte der LV

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.

Lernergebnisse (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

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is required in all sessions. Special cases (e.g. sudden illness) will be dealt with on an individual basis.


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.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

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

Assessment is based on:

1. Pre-course assignment: a 2,500 words essay written individually (30% of the final mark/grade);

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

3. Reflection paper written in class (20%).

4. Group report - a post-course assignment submitted electronically via Learn@WU (20% of the final mark/grade).


Marking/grading scheme:

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

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

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

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.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

The lecturer answers questions via E-mail (address provided above), and is available before and after the class. To schedule a special appointment, please send an E-mail from the student WU account.

Please note: Since the implementation of regulations on the protection of personal data, lecturers as well as all units of the Study Service Center process only email enquiries by students if students use their WU student email address (h+student ID or The WU student email address allows us to clearly identify the sender of the email.

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