Language of instruction: English
The International Business and Trade Program 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 of 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 program
The program 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 program 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 program, 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 teamwork. Furthermore, the program 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 program is specially designed for students who plan a future career in international companies, e.g., in marketing, purchasing, exports and strategic management. The program is also aimed at students who wish to specialize in trade policy and/or trade promotion in international organizations or national government institutions.
Non-EU/EEA Citizen: 15th January
EU/EEA Citizen: 15th April