International Management

International Business and Entrepreneurial Perspectives

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

This introductory course focuses on the opportunities and risks of the complex environment of international business with an emphasis on the unique challenges involved in managing international operations. Main topics include foreign economic, political, legal and cultural environments, international trade, organizational structure as well as international marketing. Explanations for the emergence and growth of international entrepreneurial companies are provided based on theories of international business.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module the student can name theoretical approaches concerning company internal and external factors of success in international business and identify application potentials. The student can interpret the functioning of an organisation and its acting in international environments.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Albaum/Duerr: International Marketing and Export Management (2016).
Apfelthaler/Fuchs: Management Internationaler Geschäftstätigkeit (2008).
Daft: Organisation Theory and Design (2010).
Schreyögg: Grundlagen des Managements(2010).
Schreyögg: Grundlagen der Organisation (2012).
Academic Journals:
Academy of Management Review
The Journal of Business Strategy
Organisational Studies

Mode of delivery

ILV, 2 groups, 3 SWS, 5 ASWS

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Lecture: final exam; Work sessions: continuous assessment