International Business in Russia (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours)
Dates: 09.08 - 20.08
The course is designed to introduce international business in Russia in historic retrospective up to the modern changes in the global business landscape. A key aspect during the course is to have an opportunity to observe and assess the performance of the international companies which have made Russia their home.
The course provides theoretical framework and practical insights for organizing and running business in Russia. Trade disputes and international sanctions’ influence on both import-export operations and FDI in Russia are addressed in the frames of the course.
The course is aimed to increase students’ capacity to think strategically and practically about starting and doing business in Russia. Crucial attention is devoted to insights, sources of information and practical tools for foreign business looking at Russia as an investment destination.
The course will enable students to face the challenges of cross-cultural management and cross-cultural sensitivity, while working in a modern, rapidly changing environment. It includes cross-cultural issues faced by international companies operating in Russia and provides an active development of the students' cross-cultural competence. The idea is to appeal to students on a practical level and provide competencies, insight and meaningful information for them which could be useful in their future career.
International Business and Management from Asia to Russia (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours)
Dates: 28.06 - 16.07
Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management
The course is broadly divided into three parts. The first part of the course is defining international business, management and logistics.
The second part provides the overview of a macro environment in China, South Korea and Japan, including the economy and culture that affect business and management practices in each country.
The third part emphasizes on the practical aspects of doing business in China, South Korea and Japan- business opportunities and challenges facing foreign companies and business and management practices. Additionally the course provides the cross-cultural aspects, comparison and practical implication on doing business in Asia from the position of the Russian business and doing business in Russia from the position of Asian companies. The course seeks to equip students with necessary managerial skills to deal successfully with the specific challenges of Asian and Russian business environments through simulation exercises and cases as well as interactive discussions.
Finally, the course includes the team work to prepare a presentation on aspects of doing business in Asia/Russia. Students will analyze a country, an industry, a foreign company in Asia and Russia through case studies – with the purpose to develop additional expertise in a country, an industry in a country, and a company in an industry within Asia and Russia.
The course could be useful for students to understand the specifics of doing business in Asia from the position of non-Asian companies and wishing to compare aspects of doing business in Russia from the position of Asian companies.