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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Business Administration

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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  • AS18 week 40-45, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.
  • SS19 week 09-13, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

International Management

Course 7.5 credits

International management is about succeeding in international operations. Much has been written about the need for companies to think globally, i.e. to have a global vision and strategy, and the ability to implement worldwide processes. This course, which is based on seminar discussions, is recommended only for those with a high level of spoken and written English. It focuses on the challenges of developing strategies and managing organisations and companies with activities that cross national borders. There is particular emphasis on the ways in which multinational corporations differ from domestic companies, as well as the practical problems and challenges of managing multinational corporations in the twenty-first century. The goal is to equip students, i.e. the business leaders of tomorrow, with the necessary skills for formulating strategies and developing businesses in a multinational context, in addition to dealing with country management, coordination of local subsidiaries, the management of international partnerships and, most importantly, developing a personal view of global business. On completion of the course, students are able to understand the functionality of the value chain and the pros and cons of the ‘business ideal’ concept, and to judge when these complement each other or not. Secondly, students are able to understand the role of scarce and needed resources, as well as the formation of companies and teams. This is known as ‘partnering’, i.e. acquiring assets and capabilities and aligning infrastructure (subsidiaries, agents and distributors etc.) to global strategies and ambitions. Finally, students are able to understand how changes happen, i.e. different situations require different ‘change paths’ and successful change takes place on a path that is appropriate to a specific situation. Course assessment includes a short essay, two case studies and a final written examination.


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