Degree in Management of Business and Technology La Salle Campus Barcelona

Degree in Management of Business and Technology

Internationality, technology, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, values, and both people and team management are the keys to define this degree. Includes international stages.

International Business

The course is an introduction to the complexities of international business. We will together cover a range of subjects; the various political, economic, cultural, and legal differences in the countries around the world, world trade, international monetary and economic issues systems, and an examination of global strategies when entering a foreign market and managing global operations.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

1. Identify contemporary issues faced in the international business environment.

2. Analyze key concerns of global corporations from an interdisciplinary viewpoint.

3. Develop a global perspective rather than just a local viewpoint.

4. Understand strategies used by business in the international market on a competitive basis.

5. Integrate societal dimensions of diversity, environmental concerns, ethics, and technological change into business views.


Topic 1: Introduction and course overview

Topic 2: Globalization of Markets

Topic 3: National Differences

Topic 4: The Strategy of International Business

Topic 5: The Organization of International Business

Topic 6: Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances

Topic 7: Exporting

Topic 8: Global Human Resource Management and Executive Compensation

Topic 9: International Corporate Governance


The course is oriented towards individual and group learning. Each class will be centered on class discussions. Active participation is critical. During conceptual discussions, We will facilitate the process and explain main concepts. However, each student is responsible for formulating his/her own synthesis building upon the conceptual readings, class participation and class discussion.
When we have sessions that include a case or news item, the students must prepare deeply and participate actively in class discussions. It is essential that students prepare for each session and attend classes.


Your final grade consists of four parts:

Class Participation: 30%

2 Individual assignments about the internationalization process of a firm: 20%

Team project (integration of previous individual assignments and presentation): 20%

Final Exam: 30%

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

Charles W.L. Hill International Business. 13th edition 2021

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