International management

SubjectInternational management
Semester3rd semester (autumn)
TypeRequired (area of study: Management and Law)
ECTS6 ECTS
Study programme:Master’s Program in Business Studies
Primary language:Slovene
Introduction
This course is taught in Slovene language and is a required course in the official course syllabus for the Master’s Program in Business Studies, area: Management and Law.
 
Pre-course requirements
Prerequisite for students for entering into the course is mastering the basics of management and strategic management taught at the undergraduate level. Students should have sufficient knowledge of Slovenian language to be able to communicate with lecturers and students, to follow the lectures and to understand the study materials that will be provided within the course.
 
Objectives
  1. To position international management within the context of management.
  2. To enable students to better analyse and understand the opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding their activities internationally and when dealing with international competitors in their home markets.
  3. To introduce to students the theoretical bases which are used to understand the causes, mechanisms and benefits of international management approach from the perspective of traditional and contemporary theories. Special attention is placed upon different tools and analytic competences available to the different specialized managerial roles when competing internationally.
  4. To develop a capability of students of an autonomous understanding and critical evaluation of match and mismatch between theory and practice in the field of international management.
Competencies
  • capability to understand the laws and principles of international management;
  • an enhanced understanding of what determines the success and failure of companies around the globe;
  • capability of an in-depth understanding of the qualitative and quantitative approach to the analysis of causes and consequences of international management, stressing particularly the economic and cultural dimensions;
  • capability of a comprehensive, critical thinking as well as capability of analysis, synthesis and anticipation of solutions in the field of international management.
  • an ability to recognize the tensions in adopting a global standardized action as opposed to a locally responsive action in international management and relate these to the overall corporate strategy of companies.
  • a disposition to consider ethical and social responsibility issues in the development and implementation of an international management strategy.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
  • understand international management principles,
  • develop awareness for diverse viewpoints and ethical business practices in international environment,
  • take functional decisions within an organization with international activity.
Syllabus outline
  • Differences in national cultures
  • Organizational cultures and diversity
  • Cross-Cultural communication and negotiation
  • International strategy formulation and implementation
  • Human resource selection and development across cultures
  • Motivation and leadership across cultures
  • Designing global products and services
  • Global production, outsourcing, and logistics
  • Global marketing
  • Global R&D
Types of learning/teaching
  • frontal type of teaching
  • independent work and individual study of students
Methods of learning/teaching:
  • explanation
  • discussion
  • case studies
  • solving exercises
Evaluation system and criteria
  • Evaluation system consists of: seminar work (25% of the weight), individual participation (25%) and a written exam (50%).
  • Regardless of the calculation taking into account the individual weights, first the written exam must have the positive evaluation.
Teaching and learning material
  • Luthans, F., Doh, J.P. International management: Culture, strategy, and behavior. McGraw-Hill, 2018, 10th ed..
  • Vaupot, Z. Management kulturnega faktorja kot determinanta tujih neposrednih investicij. Management, pomlad 2014, leto 9, št. 1, str. 17-32,
 Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By appointment

Lecturer:

Vaupot, Zoran
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