Culture and International Business
Area of Study
Business, International Business
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module, on one hand, explores issues of culture and examines their relevance to
international management, and in addition it will develop your skills of research, analysis,
observation and communication in multi-cultural contexts. The module, on the other
hand, also examines international business environments and internationalisation
strategies. The former includes studying of Regional Economic Integration and
institutions such as the World Trade Organisation and their implications for businesses.
The latter covers internationalisation theories and concepts and how firms could use
them to formulate appropriate internationalisation strategies.
Topics covered include:
Autumn Semester (Culture):
? Definitions of culture, identity and ethnicity
? Stereotypes, generalisations
? The meanings of cross-culture, intercultural and multiculturalism
? Ethnography and ethnographic research
? Issues of cross-and intercultural communications
? Culture and Globalisation
? The impacts of culture on Multinational organisations
? Culture and its implications for international management
? Introduction to the main trends in the international economy
Spring Semester (International Business):
? The theories of international trade and foreign direct investment
? Frameworks for assessing country attractiveness and suitable foreign market
? International strategies
? Different levels of economic integration
? The role of the World Trade Organisation and other key international
? Foreign exchanges and financing international business
? Ethical and social responsibility in International Business
Teaching: Lectures and tutorials
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Exam (50%)
? Coursework: Online tests (20%)
? Coursework: Group assignment (30%)
STUDY OPTION 2: Group assignment (100%)
STUDY OPTION 3: Individual Assignment (100%)
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.