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040035 KU Special Topics in International Business (MA) (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 29.11. 15:00 - 17:30 Digital
Monday 06.12. 15:00 - 17:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed to study current international, regional, country-specific, industry, and firm-based issues related to concepts in international business practice and environment. Working individually and/ or in a group the student will engage in critical analysis of a broad range of selected readings and case studies. Application of concepts in global economic and business theory presented by the student through writing and discussion.

Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge they have gained from the Principles of International Business course as well as other relevant courses and apply their accumulated knowledge and experience to business case studies. Students will engage in active research and analytical problem solving related to managing in the international environment and will frequently be called upon to present their findings to the class. The course objectives are to:
 analyse firms and markets in a global context
 understand, communicate and discuss concepts and perspectives related to international business
 consider the conceptual underpinnings of international business and critically reflect upon these
 analyse the structures, behaviour and strategies of firms (e.g. Micromultinationals, Family Firms) in a global context
 understand the foundations for and use the acquired skills when implementing international business strategies
 understand and discuss ethical dilemmas of firms acting in a global market context

Assessment and permitted materials

The examination is structured in three parts:
1. Class participation (10% of the final grade)
2. Midterm exam: Open-ended or multiple choice questions covering the whole content of the course (45%)
3. Report and Presentation of a Group project - further details will be discussed on the first lecture (45%) - Deadline for the report: December 6th - 12:00 pm

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

 All lectures take place online Monday 15.00 to 16.30 – Please see all information in Moodle.
 Both the course and the exams will be held in English.
 Students wishing to take this course must register via u:find/u:space (with points) during the registration period. The maximum number of participants is 50.
 Registered students who, for whatever reason, are not able to take the course must de-register electronically. The latest date by which the course can be dropped is October 15. Students who decide to drop the course after this deadline will be graded with 5 (failed).
It is absolutely essential that all registered students attend the first session on October 4th 2021 (Introduction/Vorbesprechung) as failure to do so will result in their exclusion from the course. Students should also regularly check our homepage and Moodle for any changes in dates/times or way of connecting online.

1: 87% - 100%
2: 75% - 86,99%
3: 63% - 74,99%
4: 50% - 62,99%
5: 0% - 49,99%

Examination topics

Content of lecture units, readings,

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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