Syllabus

Title
5447 International Business Applications
Instructors
Christina Mühr, MSc.
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
02/28/22 to 03/04/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Friday 05/27/22 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11
Monday 05/30/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.11
Friday 06/03/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 06/08/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.11
Monday 06/13/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 06/15/22 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.3.12
Friday 06/17/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.11
Friday 06/24/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.11

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 analyse 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:

  • organise 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.

The course is scheduled to take place in person at WU and full attendance is compulsory. 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.

There are no compensatory tasks / submissions, except in the case of (documented) illness.

Teaching/learning method(s)

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

Assessment

Your grade is composed of 50% individual assessment:

  • 40% active class participation
  • 10% peer rating

The other 50% are based on three group assignments:

  • 10% assignment 1 (presentation)
  • 15% assignment 2 (presentation)
  • 25% assignment 3 (presentation and written report)

Grading is standardised throughout all applications courses.

Final grading:

≥ 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.

Last edited: 2022-02-21



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