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International Business

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:7.00
Study Course Accepted:16.04.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:SBUEK_075LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:EconomicsTarget Audience:Management Science; Marketing and Advertising
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Jekaterina Pankova
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of International Business and Economics
The Head of Structural Unit:Romāns Putāns
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, C block, Room C-215, sbekatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409184
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (count)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours28
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (count)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours18
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Knowledge of microeconomics, management theory, corporate strategy, and politics.
Objective:
To provide students with knowledge of international business management, strategy development, economic process analysis to enhance their ability to compete successfully and be suitable for the international labour market.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Globalisation and its impact on international businessLectures1.00auditorium
2Different cultures in businessLectures1.00auditorium
3International companies, innovation and competitivenessLectures1.00auditorium
4Management of international companiesLectures2.00auditorium
5International business strategiesLectures2.00auditorium
6International tradeLectures1.00auditorium
7Analysis of international company operations, international cooperationClasses2.00auditorium
8Development of an international company governance structure, alternatives to business solutions in an international environmentClasses2.00auditorium
9Development of international business strategiesClasses2.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Globalisation and its impact on international businessLectures1.00auditorium
2Different cultures in businessLectures1.00auditorium
3International companies, innovation and competitivenessLectures1.00auditorium
4Management of international companiesLectures1.00auditorium
5International business strategiesLectures1.00auditorium
7Analysis of international company operations, international cooperationClasses2.00auditorium
8Development of an international company governance structure, alternatives to business solutions in an international environmentClasses1.00auditorium
9Development of international business strategiesClasses1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Students carry out 4 practical assignments: conduct a case study, compare solutions, develop proposals, future activity scenarios, and present the results. Students develop one project: international business strategy and plan.
Assessment Criteria:
1. Attendance of seminars, tests, group work – mandatory. 2. Preparation of practical situations (case study), presentation – 30%. 3. Preparation of Essays – 20%. 4. Exam – 50%.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:After the completion of the study course, students will acquire knowledge of international business environment, influence of political, economic and legal systems on it; forms of international business; types of corporate governance; peculiarities of human resource management in international business environment; types of international strategies and possibilities for their development.
Skills:After the completion of the study course, students will be able to analyse and compare different business solutions, taking into account factors influencing the international environment; develop, demonstrate, and defend a business strategy.
Competencies:Ability to develop and implement business strategies in a company.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Starptautiskais bizness. Sarunas ar pasaules biznesa līderiem, R. Lietišķais informācijas dienests, 2009.
2Rugman A.M., Collinson S. International Business (5th edition), Prentice Hall, 2009.
3Daniels J.D., Radebaugh L.H., Sullivan D.P. International business: environments and operations. 2012.
4Hill C.W.L. International business: competing in the global marketplace. Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2002.
5Wall S., Rees B. International business. England [etc.]: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2004.
6Czinkota M.R., Ronkainen I.A., Moffett M.H. International business. Fort Worth [etc.]: Harcourt College Publishers, 2002.
Additional Reading
1Oļevskis G., Starptautiskā tirdzniecība, R. RSEBAA, 2003.
2Zīle H. Latvijas ārējie ekonomiskie sakari. R., Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2009.
Other Information Sources
1https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
2http://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm
3http://ec.europa.eu/trade/
4http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/statis_e.htm#stats