Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2421 Multinational Firm
(Multinational Firm)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Bernard Michael Gilroy
Ansprechpartner (contact): Marie Wegener (marie.wegener[at]
Credits: 10 ECTS
Workload: 300 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.24211 / Theory of the Multinational Enterprise Vorlesung 25 Std (h) 75 Std (h) P
b) K.184.24212 / Multinational Finance Vorlesung 25 Std (h) 75 Std (h) P
c) K.184.24213 / International Labour Market Problems Vorlesung 25 Std (h) 75 Std (h) P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

​Mathematics for Economists I

Inhalte (short description):

​Since the 1970s, decisive variations in the international business environment are to be observed. Generally, the structure of global interdependence has changed from a trade oriented to a production oriented system. Multinational companies and their foreign direct investment strategies are major vehicles of the globalization process. The activities of multinational enterprises have significantly reshaped the conditions of the international division of labor worldwide. In the Multinational Firm module, students will obtain the goal of absorbing a sound theoretical and empirical academic background making them familiar with the underlying foundations, evolving strategies and fundamental economic framework of international business operations as well as a solid understanding of financial market aspects alongside of the various dimensions of analytical analysis of both internal and external international labor markets.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • learn about basic data of globalization processes of multinational businesses,
    relevant financing and labor market data.
  • know about theory of foreign direct investment, macroeconomic issues like interest parity and parity of exchange,  fundamental financing products to safeguard export activities or foreign direct investment.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • ​can evaluate hedge instruments.
  • solve problems related to practice concerning multinational businesses.
  • evaluate alternative market entry strategies in foreign markets and normative economic policy aspects.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • work in groups.
  • present their results.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • can transfer concepts to current problems in multinational finance and for multinational businesses.
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 180 Min 100.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der doppelten Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 2)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    ​This course is taught in English.

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