Vienna, Austria

Responsible International Management in the Digital Age

when 5 July 2021 - 13 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC

This course is part of the (on-campus) July Undergraduate Program of the International Summer University 2021 at WU (ISU WU).

Course leader

This course is part of the (on-campus) July Undergraduate Program of the International Summer University 2021 at WU (ISU WU).

Target group

Undergraduate students

Course aim

This intensive undergraduate course provides an in-depth understanding of several contemporary challenges managers face in multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in the increasingly digitalized global economy. Students learn about the nature of international management and specific themes related to globalization, the impact of technology and digitalization on international business, coordination and control of foreign operations, headquarters-subsidiary relations, innovation and intrapreneurship, leadership, as well as talent, diversity, and cross-cultural management. Each topic is considered together with related ethical dilemmas and the impact of managerial decisions on sustainability. Students are trained to understand both respective managerial perspectives and conceptual, theoretical approaches.
Utilizing a teaching method that systematically combines lectures, analytical exercises, class discussions, group workshops, and simulations, students learn about key concepts of international management and their applications to ethical dilemmas and sustainability challenges in the contemporary economy. A considerable proportion of activities require analysis of data and are of experiential nature. Therefore, students are put into the manager’s seat, letting them experience being a decision-maker solving problems of multinational companies.
Overall, the course is managerial, incorporates multiple perspectives, and is contemporary. It is managerial in that it looks at topics of international management through the lens of managers of multinational enterprises (MNEs). It incorporates multiple perspectives as it considers a variety of different management topics. The course is contemporary in that it incorporates and touches upon up-to-date challenges and managerial responses.

Credits info

4 EC
This course is part of the July Undergraduate Program of the International Summer University 2021 at WU (ISU WU).
ISU WU undergraduate students take two business courses worth 8 ECTS credits in total.

Fee info

EUR 0: For information regarding participation fee and payment please visit our website.

Scholarships

WU offers selected scholarships to students participating at the ISUWU. These scholarships highlight WU’s focus on emerging markets regions. Students can apply for a scholarship during the online application, if they meet the respective criteria.