Foundations of International Management II (IM II)


Module Description:



1. Organization of International Firms

2. Human Resource Management in International Firms

3. Public Affairs 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 5, 6, 8)

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 5,7-8, 12, 19)

Holtbrügge, D. & Haussmann, H. (eds.): The Internationalization of Firms. Case Studies from the Nürnberg Metropolitan Region. 2nd ed., Hampp; Augsburg, München 2017 (chapters 9, 15)



Course Frequency

Winter term (WS)

Lecture Dates:

All Information can be found in Studon. Please register for the course there.

Introduction to the course (via Zoom): 15.12.2020, 11:30-13:00

Online discussion (via Zoom on the following dates): 17.12.2020, 11:30-13:00 and 21.01.2021, 11:30-13:00

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Exam No.)

Exam Colloquium:


Exam Review:


Examination Number:


37201 Foundations of International Management II (lecture/exam: 4 ECTS)

Exam Date:

Upload of report questions on the 11.02.2021, 12:00, StudOn Submission of reports 12.02.2021, 11:59, via StudOn

Teaching Material:

Please find all material for the lecture here. The material for the summer semester is always the same as the material in the previous winter semester and does not change.

Course Frequency:

Winter term (WS)
We offer a digital substitute for the seminar. The digital version of the online lecture will be available.

Seminar Dates:

 only in winter term! Please see StudOn for details.

Admission Regulations

Registration for the Seminar in WS via StudOn (tba). The link to the StudOn registration can be found here.

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Exam No.)


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 (15.06.2020 – 28.06.2020). Interested students must register for the seminar paper by writing an e-mail to by 30.05.2020 and by registering for the examination via MeinCampus during the exam registration period.

Examination Number:

37202 Foundations of International Management II (seminar: 1 ECTS)


IM II - Exam - Sample Questions



Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: Please make an appointment with the secretariat.

Responsible Assistant

Marcus Conrad, M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

Department of International Management

Consultation hours: by appointment

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