Curricular Unit:Code:
Globalization, Competition and Sustainability811GLCS
1MasterBusiness Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The general aims of this course are: to discuss the central concepts of globalization in the business context; To explore the interaction between the environment and the company and provide the students business tools which may help them to analyze the business environment and understand the main concepts of sustainability.
1. International Trade
1.1.What is a company?
1.2.What is management?
1.3.What is international management?
1.3.What is international trade?
1.4.Importance of international trade
1.5.International trade and foreign investment
1.6.International trade versus domestic trade
1.7.Risks of international trade
3.International Business Environment
4.Competitiveness and Integration
4.1.Main theories of internationalization
4.2.Levels and effects of integration
4.3.International economic integration: International organizations
4.4.Preferential trade agreements
4.5.Other international organizations
5.International Business Strategies
6.Strategies for Entry into International Markets
7.Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The concepts and skills acquired in this course unit will provide students of knowledge and tools to understand the current issues of the globalization
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The course appeals to the qualitative methodologies, specifically with the use of the case study.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Bearing in mind the objectives identified, it is necessary to adopt a process of teaching and learning organized into theoretical and practical sessions. In this context, besides the explanation of the subjects of this curricular unit case-studies will be explored.
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