Course syllabus MMNG - International Management (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: International Management
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Pavel Štrach, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Marketing and Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/16 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
Course objective:
The major objective of this course is to make students familiar with causes, narratives, and trajectories of multinational companies. The course touches upon managerial specificities of international business issues such as business culture, IHRM, international business strategy and ethics (all at intermediate level of theoretical depth). The course is designed competitively, requirements comprise excellent syntetical skills in disciplines of management, marketing and strategic management. Case studies are focusing on automotive and automobile industries only.
 
Course methods: Lectures, case studies, reflection of current international business realities
Seminars (in the full-time form of study) - structured case study analysis, preparing a case study, discussions, applied tasks
 
Course content:
1.Globalization and trends in international business (allowance 2/2)
2.Environmental and energy concerns relevant for international business (allowance 2/2)
3.International Trade - trends, theories of international trade, global and regional composition of international trade. International merchandise trade. International trade with (commercial) services. (allowance 0/0)
4.International business activities. Multinational corporation. Organization of multinationals. (allowance 2/2)
5.Culture - intercultural management. Impact of national culture on multinationals. International Human Resource Management. (allowance 2/2)
6.Strategies of multinational companies. Strategic alliances. Strategic dichotomies. (allowance 2/2)
7.Foreign Direct Investment - Investment indicators and trends. Eclectic paradigm. Investment incentives. (allowance 2/2)
8.Country and Company Competitiveness. Clusters. Blue Ocean Strategy. Innovation. (allowance 0/0)
9.Research and Development in Multinationals. Knowledge Workers. International migration of skilled labor. Brain Drain. (allowance 0/0)
10.Country of Origin Effect. "Made in", local content requirements. Country labelling. Geographical indications in EU (allowance 0/0)
11.Financial Aspects of International Business - Currency issues, tax optimization, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding. (allowance 0/0)
12.Internet and E-commerce in International Business. (allowance 0/0)
 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
 
-Will apply international trade theory in business settings.
-Will apply theory of multinational corporations in business settings.
-Will choose appropriate international market entry mode.
-Will identify key components of competitiveness in international business environment.
-Will uncover key problems of multinational corporations and suggest their solutions
-Will understand challenges of managing business internationally.

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h0 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials24 h16 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation56 h0 h
     Ongoing evaluation18 h48 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work18 h28 h
     Preparation for final test28 h28 h
Preparation for the final case study0 h48 h
Total168 h168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation10 %0 %
Term paper35 %20 %
Presentation15 %0 %
Mid-term test(s)0 %20 %
Final test40 %40 %
Final case study analysis0 %20 %
Total100 %100 %
 
Course completion:
Assesment for full-time (on campus) students:
Overall activity and involvement within lectures (individual) - max. 5 points,
Round discussions (individual) - max. 5 points,
Textbook-based case-study (team activity) - max. 10 points,
“Real-life firm” case-study (team activity) - max. 40 points (structured),
Final test (individual)- max. 40 points.

Assessment in distance (part-time, off campus) learning programmes:
max. 21 points, short multichoice tests to support gradual learning (1 take, max. 7 points each)
max. 10 points, individual reflection of a recent international business topic (through Coursework Submission in the information system),
max. 9 points, key characteristics of a territory and scanning for business opportunities (through Coursework Submission in the information system),
max. 40 points, final test combining open-ended and closed questions (in the exam period, up to 3 takes),
max. 20 points, final case study analysis (in the exam period, on the first exam take only).
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Handouts available in the Document Server. Emphasis on self-directed learning based on the study of the available literature.
 
Reading list:
Basic:
Language of instruction: Czech
ŠTRACH, P. Mezinárodní management. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2009. 168 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2987-9.
ZADRAŽILOVÁ, D. Mezinárodní management. 3rd ed. Oeconomica, nakladatelství VŠE, 2017. 158 p. ISBN 978-80-245-2219-7.
Language of instruction: English
WILD, J J. -- WILD, K L. International Business.: The Challenges of Globalization. Boston: Pearson Education Limited, 2016. ISBN 978-1-292-09504-2.
Transnational management: text and cases in cross-border management. 8th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 553 p. ISBN 9781108422437.

Recommended:
Bloomberg Businessweek
Ekonom
Euro
Harvard Business Review
Journal of International Business Studies (poslední tři ročníky k datu začátku příslušného semestru)
Language of instruction: Czech
EVANS, P. -- PUCIK, V. -- BJÖRKMAN, I. The Global Challenge - International Human Resource Management. New York: McGraw-Hill International Editions, 2011. 699 p. ISBN 978-0-071-07894-8.
WILD, J J. -- WILD, K L. International Business.: The Challenges of Globalization. Boston: Pearson Education Limited, 2016. ISBN 978-1-292-09504-2.

Study plans:
N-EM-GPFRE Corporate Finance Management in the Global Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial academic year SS 2014/2015
N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
N-EM-FRP Corporate Finance Management in the Global Environment, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
N-EM-GPME Marketing Management in the Global Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
N-EM-GPFRE Corporate Finance Management in the Global Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
N-MPP Business Administration - Major in International Business and Law, full-time form, initial academic year SS 2018/2019
N-MPP Business Administration - Major in International Business and Law, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-MM Business Administration - Major in International Marketing, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-RMDRE Business Administration - Major in International Supply Chain Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-MPPE Business Administration - Major in International Business and Law, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-MME Business Administration - Major in International Marketing, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-FMPE Business Administration - Major in Corporate Finance in International Business, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-RMDR Business Administration - Major in International Supply Chain Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-FMP Business Administration - Major in Corporate Finance in International Business, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-EMCZ Economics and Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-EMCZ Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-EMEN Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-RMDR Business Administration - Major in International Supply Chain Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-MPP Business Administration - Major in International Business and Law, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-MM Business Administration - Major in International Marketing, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
N-FMP Business Administration - Major in Corporate Finance in International Business, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
 
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: PhDr. Ivor Krátký, PMP (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Pavel Štrach, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav


Last modification made by doc. Ing. Pavel Štrach, Ph.D. et Ph.D. on 03/28/2019.

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