International Summer School for Advanced Study

International Strategic Management

in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

  • HSB LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date

9 July – 3 August 2017

Registration deadline

Deadline of registration: 1st of May 2017

Course language

English

Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level

Credits

4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

International Strategic Management

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours
Objectives

We live in an increasingly globalized world, where managing effectively across national borders and cultural differences is crucial to career success and economic prosperity. More and more companies earn a large portion of their revenues from international operations, and employees of all levels and in all jobs often work and interact with people from different nations and cultures. Even companies that are not heavily internationalized can expect to be impacted by events occurring in several different parts of the world.

The purpose of this course is to allow you to develop an understanding and appreciation of working and managing in a global business environment.
To achieve this objective, we will use two primary frameworks – the Institution-Based View, which examines a firm’s environmental context, and the Resource-Based View, which studies the firm’s capabilities.
Using these frameworks, we will understand factors that help determine the international success and failure of firms.
Additionally, we will examine strategies required in emerging and transition economies, and the different ways in which international firms adapt to local practices across the world. Throughout the course, we will use examples and current events that apply the concepts we learn to happenings in the real world.

Contents

Module 1
International Strategic Management

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German language – a short introduction


Module 3
Plant tour Mercedes Benz Bremen

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2016: PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Dr. Seemantani Pathak
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen

Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant.
Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

Students of economics, business studies, management studies and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.

Accommodation

For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access and e-mail are available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Activities program

An attractive and colourful leisure program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen and Germany (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "leisure activities".

Insurance

For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.

Insurance
ifk-bremen.de/en/insurance

Course fee*

International Strategic Management
9 July – 3 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.