Syllabus for International Business

Internationellt företagande


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 2FE226
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Business Studies G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2018-02-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-05
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: Completed 15 credits from basic courses (A-level) in Business Studies, and registered for another 15 credits at the same level.
  • Responsible department: Department of Business Studies

Decisions and guidelines

The course is offered to exchange students.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • analyse and understand challenges and opportunities connected to international business
  • participate in discussions on current issues in international business
  • understand the contexts shaping international business
  • understand different ways of operating globally
  • analyse structures, strategies and the behavior of companies operating in a global context.


The course is divided into three themes that: (i) scrutinises the global business environment on different levels, (ii) covers strategic challenges confronting firms that compete in the global economy, and (iii) deals with managing international operations and how this impacts the organisations operating globally.

This allows students to obtain a deeper understanding of challenges as well as opportunities operating internationally. This entails analyses of issues concerning e.g., internationalisation and the management of multinational corporations.


Teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, discussion groups and group works. The course is taught in English.


The student will get one single grade, equivalent to 15 credits.

The examination consists of written exams as well as through oral and written assignments, carried out both individually and in groups. The grade for the entire course is based on an assessment of all parts of the examination.

Grading criteria are presented in the study guide that applies to the course section. The following grades will be used, pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) and fail (U). Examinations handed in late will not be assessed except under special circumstances. Any remaining supplemental work must be handed in by the deadline specified in the study guide.

For students who have not received a passing grade for the course, the entire course (including all examinations) will have to be redone during subsequent course sections.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Uppsala University does not accept cheating or plagiarism. Suspected incidents of cheating or plagiarism are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, which may issue a formal warning to the student or suspend the student from studies for a certain period.

NOTE: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.

Other directives

The course partly overlaps the course International Business and Marketing, 2FE413.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 04, 2021

  • Cavusgil, S. Tamer; Knight, Gary A.; Riesenberger, John R. International business : the new realities

    Fifth edition, global edition.: Harlow: Pearson, [2020]

    Find in the library


  • Readings compiled by the department

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