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LI19SP Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

Course Description

Code4 LIB5225
NameBusiness Environment
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentAnalysing 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.
MethodsIntroductory 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 Scale0 - 5
Course materialDaniels, 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.
Prerequisites1st-year studies, International Economics and Business Research.
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Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.