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Course module: USEMTMB
International Strategic Management
Course infoSchedule
Course codeUSEMTMB
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Graduateschool REBO; International Economics and Business;
Contact persondr. H.J. Roelfsema
Telephone+31 30 2537955
Contactperson for the course
dr. H.J. Roelfsema
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
1  (02/09/2019 to 10/11/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotA: MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morning
Study mode
RemarkRequired in master International Management
Enrolment periodfrom 03/06/2019 up to and including 30/06/2019
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Learning objectives
The course introduces the main managerial concepts for managing international business operations. At the end of the course the student is able to:

•         Appraise the relative strengths and weaknesses of different internationalisation strategies adopted in international business;
•         Identify and explain the main organisational forms developed to operate effectively across national borders;
•         Appraise cross-cultural business challenges in domains such as communication and negotiation.
Internationally active firms need a solid toolkit to analyse the context in which they operate. This course provides you with knowledge of modern international business economics to use for managerial decision making. It provides a general overview of trade theory including international finance, tools for country analysis, cross cultural management, and foreign market entry strategies. It also provides a solid background for analysing international strategy and organisation including supply chain management and international human resource management. Three levels are explored in-depth:

1.       Assessing the dynamic competitive international business environment including political and legal aspects, international institutional arrangements affecting international business, and cross-cultural issues and barriers;
2.       Global strategies of multinational companies including international organisational issues and entry strategies, exporting strategies, and cross border cooperation and investment;
3.       Global operations including supply chain management, multinational finance and international human resource management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

The course is taught with lectures and tutorials. The tutorials make intensive use of case studies in order to apply the theoretical concepts in the lectures.
Assessment method
•         Case study presentations and preparation for the tutorials (50%, group);
•         Final assessment (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
Required materials
Recommended materials
Verbeke, A. (2013). International business strategy. Cambridge University Press.
Instructional formats


Final individual assessment
Test weight50
Minimum grade1

Presentations and preparation tutorials
Test weight50
Minimum grade1

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