Courses NonDegree Display 2022-2023

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Course title International Business
Course code EBC2027
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Sarah Edris
For more information: s.edris@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The students in this course will:
1. develop understanding of theoretical and empirical issues in international business;
2. apply theory to real world cases;
3. advance teamwork and communication skills.
Description
This course is designed to improve students' understanding of the complexities presented by managing businesses in an
international environment. It begins with a historical background of globalization and the development of institutions to support
international transactions. Potential similarities and differences between countries in economic development, political and legal
systems, culture, government policies on trade and in accepting foreign investments are discussed. Differences in national monetary
systems and capital markets are considered with reference to globalization and the integration of world markets. It also reviews the
role of location, the strategy and organization of multinational corporations (MNC), cross-border alliances and international
mergers and acquisitions, and the formation of international knowledge networks for technology creation. The course concludes
with ethical issues faced by international businesses.
Literature
Required Textbook:
* International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, 13th edition. Charles W. L. Hill and G. Tomas M. Hult. Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Students will also need to register on the Harvard website (www.hbr.org) and purchase assigned cases using the following link: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/695804.
Prerequisites
Advanced level of English.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork / Research
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Written Exam / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Emerging Markets Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 2 Compulsory Course(s)
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