Welcome to the course International Business Strategy 7,5cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course given between weeks 36-45.
Name of course

International Business Strategy

Course code

FEA 250

Application code



Faculty of Education and Business Studies

Course co-ordinator

Ehsanul Huda Chowdhury

E-mail: ehsanul.chowdhury@hig

Telephone: 026-64 84 87 

Course administration

Eva Persson

E-mail: kurs-aue@hig.se


Register on your course!

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If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 2018-08-27--2018-09-02

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

The course focuses on the development of skills to understand the issues that managers face in operating in international markets and supply chains. Students will develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks that clarify the relationships between policies and domestic and global strategies. They will develop an understanding of the constraints and advantages in developing a new overseas market and managing existing offshore operations with new challenges. This course analyses how multinational firms leverage their capabilities and competencies to create competitive advantages in international and global markets.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to …
(1) Apply their understanding of what determines the success of firms with regard to competitive, corporate and organizational strategies in the global business environment.

(2) Use their understanding of theories and conceptual frameworks that explain why and how firms internationalize.

(3) Critically evaluate and discuss academic research in international business.

(4) Develop problem-solving skills by addressing relevant managerial problems in international business strategy.
(5) Collaborate in and lead international management teams and solve team-level dispute.

Course Organisation

The course will be conducted through holding seven lectures and discussions on the topics of international business strategy. Students are requested to attend the seven lectures. Moreover, students need to submit the individual home exams as well as individual assignment on article analysis and group assignments on international business strategies as part of the evaluation of the students for this course. It is compulsory for the students to attend and participate in the individual article analysis seminar and group assignment seminar. The students also need to submit their home exams and assignments on safe assign of Blackboard on time as per course schedule to receive grades.

Course literature:

John J. wild and Kenneth L. Wild, International Business: The Challenges of Globalization, Eighth Edition, Pearson, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-1-292-09504-2, ISBN-10: 1-292-09504-0.



The communication between students and teacher will be face to face during lectures, seminars and pre-scheduled meetings as well as though e-mails and discussions on Blackboard. The course contents, schedules, and information will be uploaded in the Blackboard and all important announcements related to the course will be also on the Blackboard. Moreover, individual or group emails will be sent to the students’ email accounts regarding important matters related to course.

Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

General information

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IT support
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Student support
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The Student Centre
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Web meetings with Adobe Connect or Zoom
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Publicerad av: Eva Persson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-07-05
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