Strategy and International Management, 7.5 credits (723G75)

Strategy and International Management, 7.5 hp

Course description

The starting point of the course is the development of a highly competitive and innovative global business environment and the advances made in the international management field. Much of this conceptual development revolves around formulating dynamic managerial solutions. Based on the classic international business management literature, and focusing on international expansion and the development of the MNC, the course will lead into later contributions including management in cluster contexts, transformation management and organisational evolution.

Main field of study

Business Administration


First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Aliaksei Kazlou

Course coordinator

Aliaksei Kazlou

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic

Available for exchange students



Aliaksei Kazlou, Course Director

Johan Järleby, Administrator

Kostas Mitropoulos, International Coordinator

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic, Study Director

Åsa Carmesten, Study Adviser

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2022 v202214-202218 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2022 v202214-202218 English Linköping

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • At least two years (120 ECTS credits) of undergraduate studies, of which a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the students should be able to develop and account for key managerial issues of strategy and international management, from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective.

Course content

The course is targeting students who are in the latter part of their studies in business course, and who have a strong interest in management processes and internationalization. The Strategy and International Management course begins with the core understanding of the process of globalization. From then on the course is structured in two parts: a theoretical part and an applied case studie. The theoretical part covers some key managerial issues: mergers and acquisitions, global operations, global innovation, cross-cultural management, emerging market. The practical part covers comprehensive case studies that cover the internationalization challenges of Swedish and foreign Multinationals.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching will consist of lectures, seminars and group discussions. In addition to those, the students are expected to study on their own. Language of instructions: English.


Examination of students will be carried out through a written examination and/or through written assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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Additional literature



There is no mandatory book for the course. The reading material includes numerous practitioner and scientific articles and case studies.

All cases will be made available on Lisam, and a list of complementary literature as well.


Two interesting books are:

Dess, G., Eisner, A., Lumpkin, M., Strategic Management : creating competitive advantages
Lasserre, Philippe, Global strategic management
SEM1 Case Seminars EC 3.5 credits
EXA1 Written Examination EC 4 credits

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