Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2021

Course unit title Global Management in Context
Course unit code 800101013900
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Katrin HORN, Oskar MÜLLER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

This module explores how companies operate in an international environment. The best way of learning about business is doing business! Using a simulation game you will gain first-hand experience how companies develop, implement and manage international business strategies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the benefits and problems of internationalisation of markets, production and competition
  2. Understand frameworks of strategy, international expansion and market entry
  3. Identify constraints and opportunities that come with internationalisation

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Group work as part of an computer-based simulation game
  • Group presentations
  • In-class discussions

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods (% of Final Grade):

Exam (10%), In-Class Presentation (40%) and Reflective Essay (50%).



Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading:

  • Daniels, J.D./Radebaugh, L.H./Sullivan, D.P.: International Business – Environments and Operations, 13th Edition, Pearson, 2010.
  • Hill, C.W.L.: Global Business Today, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011.
  • Hodgetts, R. M./Luthans, F./Doh, J.P.: International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behaviour, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2006.
  • Kutschker, M./Schmid, S.: Internationales Management, 7. Aufl., Oldenbourg, 2011.
  • Morschett, D. / Schramm-Klein, H. / Zentes, J.: Strategic International Management, 1st. Ed., Wiesbaden, 2010.
  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Journal of International Marketing
  • Journal of World Business, former: Columbia Journal of World Business
  • Journal of International Management
  • Management International Review
  • International Marketing Review
  • Thunderbird International Business Review
  • International Business Review
  • International Management: Economist (UK magazine)

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course with attendance expected