Student guide International Program A.Y. 2009/10

Topics in Global Markets
Aim of the course
The course aims at developing a solid understanding of the profound changes in today's global marketplace. The pace and scope of changing technologies and markets require an integrated approach, unifying macro- and micro-aspects.
It is intended for students who expect their careers to be influenced by trends in international trade and investment. Many students will engage directly in commerce and finance across national borders.
The course is organized around the following four major topics:
1. Introduction to globalization
2. Domestic and international business: what are the differences?
3. The global trade and investment environment
4. The global monetary system
A more detailed syllabus will be distributed at the beginning of the course
Evaluation in this course is based on class presentation and a written exam at the end of the course.
Reading list
- Hill C.W.L., International Business, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill 2006
- Head K., Elements of multinational strategy, March 2006 (free access on the web).
Additional material will be suggested at the beginning of the course and will be posted on the web page of the course