Language of instruction: English
The International Business and Trade Programme takes its point of departure in present day managerial decision making. Continuous globalization processes of domestic economies have led to a situation where firms must face and comprehend the impact from global production and trade networks. Consequently, there is a growing need for firms and managers to respond to the increased possibilities as well as complexities of the greater and more relaxed movement of capital, people, services, products and knowledge as they are subject to and must understand stakeholders at the national and supranational levels.
About the programme
The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, synthesizing methods of international business environment analysis with theories concerning internationalization and strategic management of multinational corporations. This also includes an understanding of the legal framework affecting international trade and foreign direct investment. It has its foundation in both international business studies as well as economic geography, making the program unique in the area of international management. The International Business and Trade programme gives you a distinctive combination of training and knowledge about the functioning of multinational companies in the global economy. This is viewed from a business perspective and supported by a profound legal understanding concerning international trade. During the programme, deep insights are accumulated concerning different industries and countries through courses that enhance the individual analysis capability and give valuable skills and understanding concerning project team work. Furthermore, the programme provides opportunities for field work in an international environment and studies at designated universities abroad. The teaching is carried out with a strong emphasis on real world examples and case studies from global manufacturing and service companies that are found in both Western and emerging market contexts. Many of the case studies and project assignments are implemented in close cooperation with established multinational corporations as well as internationalizing small and medium sized firms. The programme is especially designed for students who plan a future career in international companies, e.g., in marketing, purchasing, exports and strategic management. The programme is also aimed at students who wish to specialize in trade policy and/or trade promotion in international organizations, or national government institutions.
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Last updated March 30, 2016