Syllabus

Title
0617 International Business Applications
Instructors
Rodrigo Luna, MSc.
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/25/20 to 09/30/20
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/16/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 11/18/20 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 11/23/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 11/25/20 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 11/30/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/02/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/07/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/14/20 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit

Procedure for the course when limited activity on campus

In the case of limited activity on campus, the course will be held in rotation mode. Based on a predefined schedule, alternating groups of students join in-class. During these in-class sessions, students earn participation points and present their group assignments. The course content and the overall grading scheme remain unchanged.

Contents

Market entry
Global strategy
International marketing
Cross-cultural management
International human resources management

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • apply, critically discuss and evaluate the content of International Business (IB) as covered in the lecture „Foundations of International Business“ as well as other related aspects
  • assess and analyze real-life management situations in a complex international business context.
  • connect different IB topic areas and key IB concepts in a holistic way.

Additionally, students will be able to:

  • apply, critically discuss and evaluate the content of International Business (IB) as covered in the lecture „Foundations of International Business“ as well as other related aspects
  • organize themselves in a diverse team setting and divide work among the different team members.
  • present clearly and convincingly in front of an audience.
  • give constructive feedback on others’ presentations.
  • think outside the box and apply divergent thinking in structuring and solving case studies.
  • formulate tasks independently, develop problem solution approaches and deliver well-structured recommendations based on given case studies in both oral and written form.

Attendance requirements

As this is a highly interactive class, it is important that you are well prepared and present for all sessions! You may miss one session, but be aware that class participation makes up a considerable stake of your final grade and, therefore, an absence will affect your grading. If you miss more than one session, you will be deregistered from the course.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Case studies
Research exercises
Interactive in-class discussion accompanied by trainings, videos and presentations

Assessment

Your grade is composed by 50% individual assessment (i.e. 40% active class participation and 10% peer rating) and by 50% group grading (i.e. 3 group assignments: 10% assignment 1 (presentation), 15% assignment 2 (presentation), and 25% assignment 3 (presentation and written report). Grading is standardized throughout all applications courses. As this is a highly interactive class, it is important that you are well prepared and present for all sessions! Class participation makes up a considerable stake of your final grade and, therefore, absences will affect your grading.
The final grading scheme is the following: 90%...1| ≥ 80%...2 | ≥ 70%...3 | ≥ 60%...4 | < 60%...5.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

An obligatory entry exam constitutes the beginning of the major International Business and this course. Please note that you will not be able to participate in this course if you do not pass the entry exam and are accepted as student of the major International Business. Students who do not pass the exam will automatically be deregistered from this course.

Incoming/Exchange students do not have to take an entry exam.

Availability of lecturer(s)

rodrigo.luna@wu.ac.at

Last edited: 2020-07-07



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