Course: International Business

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Course title International Business
Course code KAA/7B56
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course content
Topics covered: - characteristic features of free market economy - characteristic features of mixed economy - problems of transition economies - EU market; relevant EU institutions, bodies, and documents (principal directives, regulative measures, etc.) - GATT, NAFTA, OECD - the role of IMF

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Lectures/seminars focus on problems of market economies within EU; attention is paid also to international business organisations, e.g.GATT, NAFTA, OECD.
Students get acquainted with main issues of free market and mixed economies; they are able to analyze and discuss specific problems, solve case-studies.
No prior specific knowledge is required; level of English B2-C1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Essay, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic

Students take an active part in seminars; they prepare at home (self-study of the topics assigned); they submit a written work - essay or project (topics approved by the teacher), 12 pages.
Recommended literature
  • Hill, Charles. (2002). International Business (with Global Resource CD). McGraw-Hill.
  • Hofstede, Geert. (2001). Culture´s Consequences:Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations.

Study plans that include the course
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