International Business

Universitat Politècnica de València

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Business

  • Host University

    Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This course examines the challenges facing managers that are competing in a global economy. In particular, we will devote our attention to strategic management in a globally competitive environment and the role of culture in motivation, leadership, communication, negotiation, decision making, HRM practices, and the management of a multicultural workforce abroad or at home. We will cover the process of management based on both the macro (organizational) level of environment and strategy and the micro (interpersonal) level of culture and human resources.

    Some of the critical topics to be explored include:

    •The international environment

    •Managing international strategic planning and implementation

    •Managing people and processes across borders and cultures

    •Ethical dilemmas in international management


    The learning outcomes that students are expected to achieve in this course include:

    •Develop a clear understanding of the conceptual frameworks and definitions of specific terms that are integral to the international management literature.

    •Attain a clear understanding of the various factors that help determine the appropriateness of different management strategies for different types of international ventures.

    •Examine ethical issues that are pertinent to international business management practices and to the personal value system of the student.

    •Explore and evaluate different career opportunities, specific regional locations, and

    organizations where the students may seek to pursue an international business

    management care

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.


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