6151 Designing Your Career in International Business
Dipl.-Komm.-Wirt/in Bettina Wertheim
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/08/23 to 02/13/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/01/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.04
Thursday 03/02/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.04
Friday 03/03/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.04
Thursday 03/30/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.18
Thursday 04/20/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.18
Thursday 05/11/23 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.11

This course takes conventional managerial perspectives on the strategic leadership of
organizations and applies them to the design of the participants' individual lives and careers
in international business, as well as to managing in international contexts.
Fundamental notions of “purpose” and “vision” are translated to the personal level; basic
elements of strategy such as “scope” and “competitive advantage” are applied to help
students evaluate fundamental choices about how they lead their lives – individually, locally,
and globally.
The first three sessions of this course focus on developing the skills to design a fulfilling
and impactful vision for a life within and with international business. In the second half,
practitioners are invited to provide insights into different aspects of international business.
During sessions, students are tasked with creating solutions for the challenges presented in

Learning outcomes

During this course, students will:
• be prompted to adopt a perspective and a stance towards their life that will help their
attitudes, actions and experiences become more aligned with their values, priorities, and
their ultimate definition of victory for living an extraordinary life
• examine what it means (and what it takes) to succeed in a variety of life domains,
including (and not restricted to) designing a career in international business
• gain insights into the challenges in international business, and how to overcome them

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course uses a combination of different online teaching methods, such as
• Lectures
• Guest speakers from the industry
• Student group work (in session)
Generally, students must participate in all activities.


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Last edited: 2023-02-06