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:

Winter term 2018/2019
: 23.10., 25.10., 30.10., 06.11., 08.11., 15.11,. 20.11., 22.11., 27.11., 29.11. //
11:30 – 13:00, room H 5

Admission Regulations

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

Exam Colloquium:

30.11.2018, 14:45 – 16:15, room H 6

Please hand in your questions via e-mail to until 29.11.2018, 12:00 and see the StudOn group for further information on the exam.

Exam Review:

Students must register for the exam review on StudOn before 20.01.2019.
The review takes place in room LG 5.212.


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:

Summer term: 25.06.2019, 15:00 – 16:00, room LG 5.152

Teaching Material:

Please find all material for the lecture here.

Course Frequency:

Winter term (WS)

Seminar Dates:

Group 1  – 12.11.2018 and 03.12.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, room 0.224

Group 2  – 13.11.2018 and 04.12.2018, 11:30 – 14:45, room H 5 

Group 3  – 15.11.2018 and 06.12.2018, 16:45 – 20:00, room 0.224

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with examination number).

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 15 and October 26. 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]. The working period starts with the receipt of the topic and lasts 14 days. Interested students must register for the seminar paper by writing an e-mail to by 10.06.2019 and by registering for the examination via MeinCampus during the exam registration period.


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
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible Assistant

Laura Kirste, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 102
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    by appointment

    • Coordinator: Master in International Business Studies
    • International Management Solutions