Portugal, Porto

International Business

when 11 July 2016 - 23 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 850

This course provides an introduction to the nature of international business and the internationalization strategies managers develop to sustain a competitive advantage in a globalizing world. The course includes Lectures and Workshops.
Lectures aim to provide students with a broad understanding of the international business environment in which companies operate, comparing the opportunities of entering into foreign markets with the costs and risks involved. The decisions with respect to whether, when, where and how companies should engage in international business are discussed.

At the workshops students will be organized in teams. Each team will be required to develop an internationalization project for a company, including the selection of the most suitable new market for the product or service and the development of the market entry strategy. The team chooses one of the challenges presented by our partner companies. Each firm has slightly different expectations and guidelines.

Target group

Students (undergraduate and graduate) of all areas

Graduates of all areas

Course aim

Lectures aim to provide students with a broad understanding of the international business environment in which companies operate, comparing the opportunities of entering into foreign markets with the costs and risks involved. The decisions with respect to whether, when, where and how companies should engage in international business are discussed.

At the workshops students will be organized in teams. Each team will be required to develop an internationalization project for a company, including the selection of the most suitable new market for the product or service and the development of the market entry strategy. The team chooses one of the challenges presented by our partner companies. Each firm has slightly different expectations and guidelines.

Credits info

4 ECTS
Applicants can obtain 4 ECTS, provided they complete all the assignments, attended all sessions and have obtained approval in the Project presentation and the exam.

Fee info

EUR 850: Fee with accommodation

The fee includes materials, social activities, coffee breaks during morning classes and lunch at the university.

The accommodation includes breakfast.

Fees do not include: Travel costs, dinner or insurance.

Refunds and Cancelation: Cancelations before the 31st of May can be made at no cost.
EUR 750: Fee without accommodation
The fee includes materials, social activities, coffee breaks during morning classes and lunch at the university.


Fees do not include: Travel costs, dinner or insurance.

Refunds and Cancelation: Cancelations before the 31st of May can be made at no cost.