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International Business Management, 6 ECTS

Content of the course

During this course students work independently in order to familiarize themselves with various themes related to international business, including:

  • different strategies of international business
  • guidance to internationalization process of SMEs
  • choice of international entry mode
  • barriers to internationalization
  • multi-cultural environments and the role of culture in international business operations
  • contemporary issues with emerging markets in international business

Further the course offers students readiness to act in international business.

Independent study course

This course is an online course and, thus, you are expected to carry it out as an independent study. It takes about 162 hours of work to complete the course.

Often students perceive an online course to be easier or not as time consuming as a traditional classroom. Please, keep in mind, that in reality, this is not often the case and many online students report they had to work harder than they imagined to succeed in the course.

Completion method:

Written assignments and online examination.
All course materials are in English but you may write your exam and the assignments either in English or in Finnish.

Course book:

1) Cavusgil, S, Knight, G. & Riesenberger, J.: International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 or newer
2) other material informed at the beginning of the course

Learning objectives of the course:

Learning outcomes
Knowledge related:
The student can…

  • define the main concepts of international business;
  • understand the complexity and dynamic nature of international business;
  • understand and explain the basics of international marketing and internationalization of business;
  • explain SMEs’ internationalization process and different ways to reach international markets;
  • identify and explain opportunities and barriers to internationalization, as well as the awareness of special characteristics of multicultural business.

Skills related:
The student can…

  • interpret the trends and realities of global business environment in relation to business planning;
  • compare markets according to their risks and opportunities for doing business;
  • integrate the knowledge on international business into current and future trends in business.

Return dates

You can choose the return date according to your own schedule. There are two return dates in the spring term.

3rd of March 2020
12th of May 2020

The grades will be available normally within four (4) weeks after you have returned all your assignments (=3 quizzes and 2 essays). Note: Due to Christmas holidays and summer vacation, it may, however, take longer to grade the course and record the course grades at the study administration.

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For more information:

Anna-Maria Hentilä
telephone: +358 40 5380 213
e-mail: anna-maria.hentila@kymenlaakso.fi

 

Strategic Management, 6 ECTS

https://www.lyyti.in/STRATEGIC_MANAGEMENT_6_ECTS_2804

Content of the course

  • Strategy and strategic position.
  • Competitive advantage.
  • Strategic options and criteria and tools to evaluate the options.
  • Development of strategies in organizations.
  • Organizational structures, organizational processes and relationship management.
  • Organization's position in the external environment, the determinants of strategic capability, the influence of, history and culture on strategy.

Independent study course

This course is an online course and, thus, you are expected to carry it out as an independent study. It takes about 162 hours of work to complete the course.

Often students perceive an online course to be easier or not as time consuming as a traditional classroom. Please, keep in mind, that in reality, this is not often the case and many online students report they had to work harder than they imagined to succeed in the course.

Completion method: Online examination and/or written assignments. You may write course work only in English.

Course book:

1) Johnson, G., Scholes, K. & Whittington, R.: Exploring Corporate Strategy. 8th edition. Prentice Hall, 2008 or newer

2) additional material given by lecturer

Learning objectives of the course:

After the course you can

  • describe the basic concepts, tools and foundations of strategic management
  • choose appropriate concepts and tools of strategic management to produce a diagnosis on a strategic management related problem
  • identify and evaluate your own online learning strategies and learning outcomes.

The course evaluation is done based on:

  • three quizzes
  • two essays
  • a reflection assignment

Return dates

You can choose the return date according to your own schedule. There are three return dates in the spring term.

March 31st
May 31st
July 31st

The grades will be available normally within four (4) weeks after you have returned all your assignments (=3 quizzes and 2 essays). Note: Due to Christmas holidays and summer vacation, it may, however, take longer to grade the course and record the course grades at the study administration.

You can only submit your quizzes (each study module has one quiz) and your two written assignments i.e. two essays once for grading.

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For more information:

Anna-Maria Hentilä
telephone: +358 40 5380 213
e-mail: anna-maria.hentila@kymenlaakso.fi

 

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