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:

no lectures in the summer term 2018

Admission Regulations

Registration via MeinCampus (please compare with Exam No.)

Exam Colloquium:

 no exam colloquium in the summer term 2018

Exam Review:

The exam review tba. Please register per E-Mail with



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

Examination Number:


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

Exam Date:

02.07.2018, 13:30 – 14:30 Uhr, room 0.225

(for the summer term 2018)

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)

Seminar Dates:

 only in winter term!
  Case Study 1 Case Study 2
Group 1 19.12.2017,

room H 5, 11:30-14:45


room 0.224/5, 16:45-20:00

Group 2 21.12.2017,

room H 5, 11:30-14:45


room 0.224/5, 16:45-20:00

Admission Regulations

Registration for the Seminar in WS via StudOn opened from November 2017. 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. Interested students must register for the seminar paper by writing an e-mail to and by registering for the examination via MeinCampus during the exam registration period. The topics will be sent out on 11.06.2018.

Examination Number:

37202 Foundations of International Management II (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

Marcus Conrad, M.Sc.

  • Job title: Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 468
  • Email:
  • Consultation hours:
    by appointment

    • Coordinator: Master in International Business Studies
    • Foundations of International Management II
    • Research Projects in International Management II
    • Advanced Methods of Management Research IV