- Savonia University of Applied Sciences
|Social and health care, Kuopio
Social and health care & rural Industries, Iisalmi
|Basis of Education||Competence Standards||Structure of Studies||Development of Expertise||Methods and implementation||Course Table|
|Objectives||The student will learn how to observe and analyse both internal and external business environment internationally. In addition, the student is able to discuss how the changes in the business environment affect companies' decisions. The student will become familiar with the selection process of the target country and the factors influencing market selection.The student will learn some business environment analysis tools (e.g. PESTEL). He or she will become familiar with the means of assessing the competences and skills of the companies that are planning internationalisation or are developing their business in the international markets.|
|Content||Analysing the external and internal business environment. The selection process of the target country and the factors influencing market selection. The role of market research in the internationalisation process. Reviewing a company's international readiness.|
|Methods||Introductory lectures, case studies, visiting lecturers, reports and learning tasks. The course will be organised to support the Business Project done in cooperation with local businesses.|
|Grading Scale||0 - 5|
|Course material||Daniels, J.D., Radebaugh, L. Sullivan, D. 2007. International business: environments and operations. Upper Saddle River (NJ) : Pearson Education International. |
Rugman, A. & Collinson, S. 2009. International business. Harlow : Pearson Education.
Morrison, J. 2009. International Business: challenges in a changing world. New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
Wall, S., Minocha, S. & Rees, B. 2010. International business [E-book]. Harlow Pearson.
|Prerequisites||1st-year studies, International Economics and Business Research.|
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