Foundations of International Management I (IM I)


Module Description:



1. Environment of International Management: History and Major Trends

2. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of International Management

3. Theories of Internationalization

4. Strategic Management in International Firms

The participants will be confronted with typical management problems of international firms. The participants will get to know modern theories and methods of international management and will be able to apply these to practical problems.

Attendance: 45 h
Self-study: 105 h




Obligatory literature:

Holtbrügge, D./Welge, M.K.: Internationales Management. 6th ed., Schäffer Poeschel: Stuttgart 2015 (chapters 1-4)

Cavusgil, S.T./Knight, G./Riesenberger, J.R.: International Business. Strategy, Management and the New Realities. 3rd Global ed., Pearson Prentice Hall: New Jersey 2014 (chapters 1-3, 6, 9-10, 12-16)

Holtbrügge, D. & Haussmann, H. (eds.): The Internationalization of Firms. Case Studies from the Nürnberg Metropolitan Region. 2nd ed., Hampp: Augsburg, München 2017 (Chapters 17, 2)


Course Frequency

Winter term (WS)

Lecture Dates:

17.10.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
19.10.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
02.11.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
07.11.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
14.11.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
21.11.2017        11.30-14.45       H5
23.11.2017        11.30-13.00       H5
28.11.2017        11.30-14.45       H5

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Examination number).Registration via StudOn necessary in order to receive all lecture related materials.

Exam Colloquium:

30.11.2017, 11:30-13:00, H5
Please submit your questions until 28.11.2017, 5 pm to Dr. Tassilo Schuster via E-Mail (

Exam Review:

The exam review for the written exams (winter semester 2017/18) will take place on January 23 and on February 20. You can register for the exam review by sending an e-mail to Dr. Tassilo Schuster ( until January 20. 


Written exam, 60 min (60% open-ended questions; 40% multiple choice questions)

Examination Number:

37101 Foundations of International Management I (lecture/exam: 4 ECTS)

Exam Date:

25.06.2018, 13:30 – 14:30 Uhr, room 0.225
(for the summer term 2018)

Teaching Material:

Please find all material for the lecture here.

Course Frequency:

Winter term (WS)

Seminar Dates:

Group 1  
24.10.2017  11.30-14.45   H5
27.11.2017  16.45-20.00  LG 0.224/5

Group 2
26.10.2017  11.30-14.45   H5
21.11.2017  16.45-20.00  LG 0.224/5

Group 3
30.10.2017  16.45-20.00   LG 0.224/5
20.11.2017  16.45-20.00  LG 0.224/5

Admission Regulations

SS 2017
Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Examination number).WS 2016/17
Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Examination number).The registration for the seminar via StudOn is mandatory. You must register for the seminar in the StudOn system between September 1 and October 19. The link to the registration can be found here.


Presentation and class participation (Winter term)

Seminar paper (Summer term) [max. of 15 pages and 5 ppt]

Examination Number:

37102 Foundations of International Management I (seminar: 1 ECTS)



Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

  • Job title: Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 452
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