International Management


Current information:

The lecture will comprise both synchronous and asynchronous elements. We will upload weekly mediacasts on StudIP that provide the lecture’s content. In addition, there will be synchronous sessions, in which we will discuss case studies as well as open questions, exam preparation, etc. These sessions will take place on an online platform such as Zoom or BigBlueButton. Lecture slides, literature and case study material will be provided via StudIP.

Please make sure that you are registered for the course in StudIP and check your StudIP messages for recent information. We will keep you updated during the semester via the StudIP message system.

The exam is currently planned as a 4-hour take-home exam (scheduled date as of now: December 21, 2020). We will timely communicate final information regarding the exam based on the University’s general course of action.


Background information:

The lecture introduces theories and concepts of international management with a strong connection to practical examples and case studies. Topics include various aspects of internationalization and international organizations, such as drivers of internationalization, market entry strategies, the role of heterogeneous country contexts, and relationships with partner firms across borders.

The lecture will comprise both synchronous and asynchronous elements. We will upload weekly mediacasts on StudIP that provide the lecture’s content. In addition, there will be synchronous sessions, in which we will discuss case studies as well as open questions, exam preparation, etc. These sessions will take place on an online platform such as Zoom or BigBlueButton. Lecture slides, literature and case study material will be provided via StudIP.


Please make sure that you are registered for the course in StudIP and check your StudIP messages for recent information. We will keep you updated during the semester via the StudIP message system.

The exam is currently planned as a 4-hour take-home exam (scheduled date as of now: December 21, 2020). We will timely communicate final information regarding the exam based on the University’s general course of action.



Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • demonstrate a profound knowledge of theories and concepts of international management.
  • identify and define options of actions and strategies for internationalization and international activities of organizations.
  • understand and apply tools and measures important for the international activity of organizations.
  • critically discuss these theoretical approaches, concepts and tools.



The lecture will be held in English.