MPH_AIMA International Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Petr Pirožek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Alena Šafrová Drášilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D.
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
! MPH_MEMA International Management
Knowledge of the basics of management is an advantage for successful completion of the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/100, only registered: 94/100
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to understand the complexity of management of multinational corporations and the international environment. The course combines lectures with case studies, so that students can apply their knowledge to the real-case examples. Often a few top managers from MNEs participate in the course and bring additional value to the course.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to: - explain the factors of international environment in which multinational organizations operate;
- explain the forces that drive global and European business;
- gather the necessary information on factors affecting the behaviour of multinational companies operating in a specific region and develop arguments;
- explain impacts of operations of multinational organizations, their local/global influence;
- list and assess factors involved in the management of multinational organizations;
- assess the function of business processes in international management and to draw up arguments to use;
- understand and apply the concepts developed in the literature;
  • 1. Introduction – course outline, background information, global integration 2. Internationalization 3. Collective forms of business, cooperation, joint venture, acquisitions 4. Multinational businesses and their strategies 5. Managing multinational business operations (organizing strategy) 6. Managing Multinational business operations (HR management)
    required literature
  • DERESKY, Helen. International management : managing across borders and cultures : text and cases. Ninth edition, global editio. Boston: Pearson, 2017. 500 stran. ISBN 9781292153537. info
  • GOODERHAM, Paul N. and Odd NORDHAUG. International management : cross-boundary challenges. 1st ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2003. xiii, 473. ISBN 0631233423. info
    recommended literature
  • RODRIGUES, Carl. International management : a cultural approach. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2009. xxii, 532. ISBN 9781412951418. info
  • HODGETTS, Richard M., Fred LUTHANS and Jonathan P. DOH. International management : culture, strategy, and behavior. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xxviii, 60. ISBN 0072961082. info
  • MEAD, Richard. International management : cross-cultural dimensions. 1st ed. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1994. xvii, 525. ISBN 0-631-18368-X. info
Teaching methods
The class sessions consist of interactive lectures and presentations. Out of class workload consists of preparing a case studies presentations and readings.
Assessment methods
Seminar work: Case studies, homework (exercises), two online tests during the semester. Active participation in seminars is compulsory. Final test (written) in the exam period.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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