International Strategy

This course explores how firms can best start, develop, and manage their international activities. Students will learn about the internationalization process, entry strategy, entry mode choice, mergers and acquisitions, global supply chains, the management of international operations, and international negotiations. We will study both small firms and large multinationals.
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Schedule:

September 2022 – October 2022

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Leadership and strategy

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Intermediate

Credits:

6 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 90.00

Course description

Content:

During the course, the following questions will be examined: (1) Why and how do firms internationalize? (2) What challenges do firms have as they start, develop, and manage their international operations and what can be done to overcome these challenges and be successful in international business? (3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of different entry modes and internationalization strategies and how can they best be designed and managed? (4) How can one conduct international negotiations successfully? (5) What are some strategies for succesfully managing international operations? (6) How is it best to design and manage mergers and acquisitions?; and (7) What are key issues to consider relating to international supply chains?  

Learning outcomes: 

This course explores how firms can best start, develop, and manage their international activities.  Students will learn about the internationalization process, entry strategy, entry mode choice, mergers and acquisitions, global supply chains, the management of international operations, and international negotiations. We will study both small firms and large multinationals.

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