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21242. International Business . Group 46

Subject

Name21242 - International Business
Group Grup 46 ( Digital Campus Islands )
Academic Year 2019-20
Credits6 credits
Period 1st semester
Language Spanish
Titulació -

Lecturers

LecturerOffice hours for students
Start timeEnd timeDay of the weekStart dateEnd dateLocation/Building
Cristina Canet Moyà
c.canetc.canet@uib.esuib.es
17:00h18:00h Monday 09/09/201930/06/2020 despacho profesores asociados

Context

Students will be taught knowledge, skills and abilities which they will use in their professional lives to assessand take appropriate decisions wiht regards to the international business of the organization where they work.

Requirements

This course has no prerequisites, but it is recommended that students have already passed previous courses ofbusiness organization of the first, second and third year of the Degree in Business Administration, that is, thesubjects such as "Introduction to business", "Designing Organizations", and specially "Business strategy".

Skills

With this course the student is expected to acquire both generic and specific skills in relation to the global strategy of the firm.

Specific

  • Saber aplicar els coneixements d?administració i direcció d?empreses al seu treball o vocació d?una manera professional i tenir les competències que solen demostrar-se per mitjà de l?elaboració i la defensa d?arguments i la resolució de problemes dins de l?àrea d?administració i direcció d?empreses (CB2).
  • Preparar la presa de decisions en les diferents fases del procés administratiu en empreses i organitzacions, especialment pel que fa als aspectes operatiu i tàctic, i aproximar-se a la presa de decisions de l?àmbit estratègic (CE 2.3.4).

General

  • Capacitat per treballar en equip (CG1).
  • Poder transmetre informació, idees, problemes i solucions a un públic tant especialitzat com no especialitzat (CB4).

Basic

You may consult the basic competencies students will have to achieve by the end of the degree at the following address: http://www.uib.eu/study/grau/Basic-Competences-In-Bachelors-Degree-Studies/

Content

The course examines in detail one of the major strategic decisions of a firm: its international business strategy.We analyze economic globalization presently happening in the world, and its implications for businessstrategy. The course adopts the perspective of economic analysis because it can provide a compact andconsistent basis for evaluation and formulation of the business strategy. In addition, throughout the coursemany real-world examples will be introduced and explained so as to drive economic reasoning in practice,and thus allow for a better understanding of the theory. The world of international business, now more thanever, is continuously changing and, therefore, although some real examples will be obsolete in the future,the analysis and insights that are derived from them will remain.

Thematic content

Part I Globalization
1 Globalization of markets and firms
2 International economics
3 Semiglobalization: differences among coutries
Part II Internationalization strategies
5 Global value creation: horizontal and vertical expansion
6 Adaptation
8 Arbitrage

Teaching methodology

In order to develop and evaluate the competencies stated above, this section describes the activities faced by the student throughout the course. In this regard, note that, in order to foster autonomy and individualwork of students, the course will be part of Campus Extens, which incorporates the use of web platform. Using Moodle platform will allow students an online communication and distance learning with the teacher, teaching materials as electronic documents, etc.

Attended activities (1,8 credits, 45 hours)

TypeNameG. typeDescriptionHours
Theory classes Theory Large group (G)

Teach the knowledge that students must acquire. Students will have diverse teaching materials and basic reference texts to complete and deepen the understanding of the theory explained in class.

22
Practical classes Class presentations Large group (G)

A part of class participation will consist of class presentation of a topic, decided at the beginning of the course by the student and the professor.

20
Assessment Exam 1 Large group (G)

In the middle of the semester, students will carry out an examination toassess the acquisition of the basic knowledge up to that moment. The examination will last a maximum of 2 hours.

1.5
Assessment Exam 2 Large group (G)

At the end of the semester, students will carry out an examination to assess the acquisition of the basic knowledge after partial exam 1 and up to that moment. The examination will last a maximum of 2 hours.

1.5

At the beginning of the semester the subject schedule will be available to students through the UIBdigital platform. This schedule will at least include the dates for the continuous assessment exams and assignment deadlines. Furthermore, the lecturer will inform students as to whether the subject syllabus will be carried out according to the schedule or otherwise, including Aula Digital.

Non-attended activities (4,2 credits, 105 hours)

TypeNameDescriptionHours
Individual self-study Readings, comments, and problem solving

Reading of theoretical texts, case studies and financial press to discuss in the Practice classes. Resolution of the exercises proposed. Preparation of presentations.

40
Individual self-study Study

The student must study on its own all content presented in the course.

45
Group self-study Team work

Develope the ability for teamwork, and apply the acquired knowledge.

20

Specific risks and protective measures

The learning activities of this course do not entail specific health or safety risks for the students and therefore no special protective measures are needed.

Student learning assessment

Next table shows the evaluation procedures. The student will get a grade in each activity. The final grade will be obtained as a weighted mean of all activities. To pass the subject, the final overall grade should be at least a 5 over 10. Both exams 1 and 2 are the only recoverable activites.

In accordance with article 33 of the Academic Regulations, "regardless of the disciplinary procedure that may be followed against the offending student , the demonstrably fraudulent performance of any of the evaluation elements included in the teaching guides of the subjects will lead, at the discretion of the teacher, to an undervaluation in the qualification that may suppose the qualification of "suspense 0" in the annual evaluation of the subject".

Class presentations
Type Practical classes
Technique Other methods ( non-retrievable )
Description

A part of class participation will consist of class presentation of a topic, decided at the beginning of the course by the student and the professor.

Assessment criteria
Final grade percentage: 30%

Exam 1
Type Assessment
Technique Objective tests ( retrievable )
Description

In the middle of the semester, students will carry out an examination toassess the acquisition of the basic knowledge up to that moment. The examination will last a maximum of 2 hours.

Assessment criteria
Final grade percentage: 35% with minimum grade 3

Exam 2
Type Assessment
Technique Objective tests ( retrievable )
Description

At the end of the semester, students will carry out an examination to assess the acquisition of the basic knowledge after partial exam 1 and up to that moment. The examination will last a maximum of 2 hours.

Assessment criteria
Final grade percentage: 35% with minimum grade 3

Resources, bibliography and additional documentation

There is one basic text book, and some complementary ones, to follow the course. Along the semester, additional material will be provided to students through Campus Extens.

Basic bibliography

Ghemawat, Pankaj, 2008, Redefinng global strategy, Harvard Business School Press.

Additional bibliography

Head, Keiht, 2008, Elements of multinational strategy, Springer.
Guillén, Mauro, 2005, The rise of Spanish Multinationals, Cambridge University Press.