INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IBS 203 International Business Management Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 1 103

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Malcolm Duerod, Senior Teaching Assistant Malcolm Duerod Nedim Čelebić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course introduces students to the world of international business and management by studying cultural influences, government, and business structures in our global economy. Students also learn about trade relations, international finance and legal and labour agreements. Also covered, are topics on information needs, production systems, marketing and promotion, and career planning.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and trade-offs in a multinational context and assess the strategic performance of MNCs. Consequently, this course is not only pertinent for students who intend to pursue general management careers in MNCs, but also to those interested in management consulting, investment banking, venture capital, and other careers in the global context where accurate and concise strategic assessments are crucial.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic

    LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
    Week
    Topic

      TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
      Description
      • Interactive Lectures
      • Excersises
      • Presentation
      • Discussions and group work
      • Field trips
      • Case Studies
      • Use of educational films
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Quiz220
      Homework1020
      Midterm Exam(s)120
      Class Deliverables1510
      Final Exam130
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • • Understand the different challenges business face when they operate in an international environment.
      • • Examine the various cultural, political and legal issues that impact international business activity.
      • • Understand trade and investment theory, foreign exchange.
      • • Develop insight into the management implications of international business strategy and operations.
      • • Analyse case scenarios and apply theoretical frameworks to formulate action plans and solutions.
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • • Cavusgil, S. Tamer, Knight, Gary, Riesenberger, John R., International Business: Strategy, Management, and the New Realities. 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2011

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
      Preparation for Final Examination11515
      Assignment / Homework/ Project11414
      Seminar / Presentation11414
      Total Workload: 103
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4