AE511917 - International Business Models


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

- Describe how international business models emerge and the variety of existing business models - Explain the importance of business models and business model innovation with respect to value creation - Analyze and evaluate currently used business models - Modify existing international business models as a method of differentiating the business - Develop new business models with the aim of creating increased value and competitive advantage

Learning outcome

Learning outcome - Knowledge - Have a thorough knowledge of the latest theoretical and practical advancements in the field of International Business Models. - Have knowledge and understanding of cross-disciplinary theories regarding business models. - Have knowledge of current research trends and methodological issues with respect to international business models. Learning outcome - Skills - Be able to critically analyze various sources of information related to international business models and use such information to find new solutions and to deal with challenges. - Be able to analyze existing theories and models in the field of international business models and link them to real life situations. - Be able to develop scholarly understanding of the field by using relevant research methods, and be able to deal with methodological issues and challenges in carrying out such research. Learning outcome - General competence - Be able to identify business related challenges and opportunities with respect to international business model by developing interdisciplinary and intercultural competence and analyzing current trends and future developments in international business.

Learning methods and activities

A combination of multimedia, lectures, discussion, presentations and guest lectures. Active participation in the classes is strongly recommended.

Further on evaluation

The project report by the student team are assessed in relation to the grading scale A–F. The team receives one common grade. In the event of a fail grade or a resit of a passed examination, the entire course must be repeated.

Required previous knowledge

As for the study programme.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the term.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


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