Økonomi og administrasjon, bachelorprogram, Grimstad
Økonomi og administrasjon - siviløkonom, 5-årig masterprogram
ORG104 Organisation and Management, or equivalent.
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to demonstrate:
understanding of how formal and informal institutions affect international business.
awareness of the challenges inherent in decision-making in international business.
skills in formulating and implementing international business activities.
skills in applying various international business theories to actual company cases.
The aim of the course is to prepare students for international business. The first objective of the course will be to offer the students a theoretical foundation for international business - especially the institutional host country environment, and the firm-specific foundation for international competitiveness. Second, the course will address various international business activities; such as trade, investment, and management of international cash flow. Third, the course will deal with specific challenges related to globalization; such as European integration, the global trade system and multinational firms, and corporate social responsibility. Forth, the course will address how the internationally oriented firm can succeed by means of; choice of start-up strategy and entry strategies. Fifth, the course will address how international business affect firms´ conduct in terms of organization structure, human resource management, and marketing and supply chain management.
Arbeidsformer og arbeidsomfang
Lectures, group work, student presentations and case discussions. Students are expected to attend class, participation in presentation of projects, and take part in class discussions. Material covered in class, the textbook and the cases covered - will be the basis for the exam questions. The total workload of the course is estimated to 200 hours.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
Four assignments must be approved. More information will be given in Canvas.
One group assignment comprising 40% of the final letter grade and 3-hour written examination (multiple choice test) comprising 60% of the final letter grade.
The study programme manager, 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.