Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2540 Sustainable International Business Management in Multinational Corporations
(Sustainable International Business Management in Multinational Corporations )
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. H.-Hugo Kremer
Ansprechpartner (contact): Peter Rüsing (peter.ruesing[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
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.184.25401 / Sustainable International Business Management in Multinational Corporations Vorlesung 40 Std (h) 110 Std (h) P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):

​In today's volatile economic conditions, managers of multinational corporations face traditional challenges to set strategy, develop organization, lead people and monitor performance. Additionally, they must deal with fierce competition from the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, China, and India (the BRIC countries). In no time, they will have to learn to compete with Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico, and Arabian countries. Certainly, manager are also expected in all times, bad and good, to meet quarterly expectation of forever "upward" growing profitability and shareholder values in their global businesses.
Against the backdrop of concurrent political and economical situations, this course not only presents traditional core issues of managing multicultural and multinational corporations, it also helps students recognize the role of corporate governance and sustainability of international management. Additionally, students are presented with examples of how to implement a sustainable global strategy by means of organizational design, cultural sensitivity, leadership development, and e-business approaches.
Given business, cultural and teaching experiences of the two engaging instructors Pei Wang-Nastansky and Ludwig Nastansky in China during the last decade, this course may also bring profound and focused analysis on China, its economical, political, business culture's past, present and future.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):

​In-depth understanding of the impact of globalization. Knowledge of both business and social responsibilities in the role of an international business manager. Knowledge of sustainability issues (e.g. HR, natural resources, and local politics, etc.) in today's global business arena, especially in Asia countries.

Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

​Gain research and analytical skills by conduct in-depth studies of business conditions in foreign countries, its political as well as economical environments, culture differences, values systems and stakeholder interests in order to resolve actual business challenges of MNCs.

Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):

​Learn how to prepare for international assignment(s), identifying areas of potential cultural conflicts, and proposing recommendations for meeting challenges and balancing stakeholder interests.

Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

​Build up cross cultural sensitivity and a sustainable management understanding of global businesses as well as globalization.

Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
Art der Prüfung
(type of examination)
a) Hausarbeit 60.00 %
b) Präsentation 30.00 %
c) Besondere Form der Leistungserbringung. Details siehe Prüfungsumfang 3 Class Participation 10.00 %
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):

​The classes will be held in English. The Final Report/Abschlussbericht has to be done in English.

This module is limited in participants. The maximum number is 15 students.

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