Master's Programme in Business Administration (5 years)
Language of instruction
ORG439 Culture and Ethics, ORG409 International Management and MF-401 International Marketing, or equivalent.
On successful completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand the complexity of economic development and the need for an interdisciplinary approach for academic analyses and policy making in emerging economies
identify and quantify sources of national economic growth and preconditions for sustainable economic development
understand the role of institutions, including corrupt practices, on business operation and economic development
realize similarities and differences among emerging markets
recognize national and global reasons behind economic turmoil and crises
understand challenges and opportunities facing multinational enterprises operating in emerging economies
The course aims to train students to understand the national economies of states and regions with a growing influence in the global economy and world politics. The course has three main theoretical and methodological components: systematic assessment of resources for national economic growth; the role of institutions for sustainable economic development and welfare distribution; and government policies for growth with equity. The following issues will be covered under each component:
Resources for economic growth: Natural and human, including education; Energy, including renewables; Social and cultural capital; Dutch disease and theories on resource curse avoidance; Growth models
The role of institutions: Economic, political, judicial; Democratic versus authoritarian political systems; The importance of rule of law; Corruption
Government policies and their impacts on business, growth, and environmental and social sustainability; Monetary and fiscal policies; Trade policies and foreign relations; Labor markets and social policies
Lectures, class discussions, case presentations and a term paper. Estimated workload is about 200 hours.
Presentation of the term paper. More information will be given in Canvas at the start of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final individual paper. Letter grades.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.