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Course module: USEMMF
Multinational Organisation
Course infoSchedule
Course codeUSEMMF
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Graduateschool REBO; International Economics and Business;
Contact personprof. dr. J.G.M. van Marrewijk
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. J.G.M. van Marrewijk
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
3  (03/02/2020 to 19/04/2020)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotA: MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morning
Study mode
RemarkRequired elective in Intenational Management; Elective in FM, EP, BF and BDE.
Enrolment periodfrom 28/10/2019 up to and including 24/11/2019
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 20/01/2020 up to and including 21/01/2020
Waiting listNo
This course studies the behaviour of multinational firms from a multidisciplinary economics and business perspective. It reviews recent advances in international economics as well as leading business science paradigms of multinational behaviour using primary academic sources. These theories are placed in the context of their practical implications by using recent and relevant case studies so that students are equipped to use the theoretical framework for managerial decision making.
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the student is able to:
•        Analyse and explain the behaviour of multinational firms in both theoretical and empirical terms;
•        Absorb and apply recent theoretical advances in international economics and business for managerial decision making;
•        Communicate on economic, business and managerial theories and empirical research in the area of multinational firms.

Lectures and interactive case-discussion sessions. Prior to the case discussions, students are required to work in groups to answer case-related questions which are collected in short essays and graded at the end of the course. The course culminates a with a final exam focused on the topics of lectures and tutorials during which students are called to solve practical problems using their knowledge of the literature as a guiding tool.
Assessment method
•        Case-based essays (50%, group)
•        Final examination (50%, individual).

In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Prerequisite knowledge
None. Course is eligible to all students.
Required materials
Reader with selected academic articles
Study guide
Course manual through Blackboard
Instructional formats
Case-discussion sessions


Case-based essays
Test weight50
Minimum grade1

Individual exam
Test weight50
Minimum grade1

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