1244 International Business Strategy
Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Mohr
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
08/09/23 to 08/13/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 11/07/23 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 11/15/23 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/21/23 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/28/23 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/05/23 01:15 PM - 05:15 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/06/23 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/12/23 01:15 PM - 05:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/19/23 01:15 PM - 05:15 PM Online-Einheit

The international expansion of their operations is central for the survival of an increasing number of firms. This international expansion poses novel challenges for firms and requires them to rethink their existing strategy and develop strategies for their international business operations. In this module we will analyse both the strategies used when expanding overseas as well as the strategies that can be used to operate and develop and existing network of international operations.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will:

  1. Become aware of the various types of international strategies available to internationally operating firms
  2. Be able to recognize how particular characteristics of firms and their environments affect the choice and implementation of international business strategies.
  3. Develop the skills needed for solving the challenges faced by firms when considering different international business strategies and their implementation in a dynamic environment
  4. Demonstrate improved quantitative research skills.
  5. Demonstrate improved critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  6. Improve communication skills necessary for effective team performance.
Attendance requirements

Regular attendance is a requirement to pass this course, you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the total course time.


Teaching/learning method(s)

This course is comprised of lectures, in-class case analyses, a team research project, teamwork reflection, and a final in-class examination. This is a highly interactive course. Thus, students are expected to be fully engaged and participate in class discussions. The course is designed in such a way as to maximize your learning by balancing between lecture and your involvement in discussions, cases, and exercises. All course documents, assignments, lecture notes, etc. will be posted on the course website on Canvas.


Assessment will be based on both individual and team performance. Please note that successful in-class participation involves not only attending class but also frequently contributing to the discussion by answering questions, engaging in a thoughtful analysis of the discussed cases, building on other students’ ideas, and synthesizing across readings and discussions. You are expected to have read in advance all the required reading materials and cases and be prepared to discuss them in class. Regular attendance is a requirement to pass this course, you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the total course time.

Assignments with percent of total grade:

  • Individual essay 40%
  • Team presentation 40%
  • In-class participation 20%

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Availability of lecturer(s)

I will be available for individual meetings, please email me

Last edited: 2023-10-12