Guía Docente 2019-20


Id.: 30594
Subject type: OPTATIVA
Year: 3 Teaching period: Segundo Cuatrimestre
Credits: 6 Total hours: 150
Classroom activities: 66 Individual study: 84
Main teaching language: Inglés Secondary teaching language: Castellano
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The course is a two blocks program of study . The first block -Internationa Business- (IB) will provide the  students with the ability to understand how the country differences are the bases of the IB. The students, as well, will adquire the knowledge of how under the rules of the Global Trade, learning about different trade treaties and economic zones.
Finally the student will be able to choose the appropiated market throught the market choice methods, supported by international legal knowledge. 

The second block  -Logistics- is designed to equip students with the knowledge and the tools to understand the main issues affecting the management of the SCM -Supply Chain Management- in an Intenational Business environment, training them in INCOTERMS and the different international documents, according to the final objective of this subject: developing skills to make able for the student start a exportation and internationalization process. 


General programme competences G01 Ability to analyse and summarise information from several sources.
G02 Creative and efficient resolution of problems that arise in day-to-day, in order to ensure the highest levels of quality of professional work.
G03 Ability to organise and plan the work in the context of continuous improvement
G04 Use of information and communication technologies
G05 Ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, integrating and participating in scientific and professional teamwork, contributing ideas and respecting and valuing the diversity of views of other team members.
G06 Ability to incorporate ethical principles into the professional culture, giving priority to ethical commitment to customers and society.
G07 Ability to work in an international context and innovate and adopt new approaches used in other national contexts.
G09 Oral and written communication in English in academic and professional contexts.
G10 Ability to apply the acquired knowledge, adapting it to the needs and special features of each situation and person.
G11 Ability to come up with new ideas (creativity).
G12 Ability to incorporate scientific research and evidence-based practice as a professional culture, updating knowledge and skills continuously.
G13 Ability to develop learning strategies throughout life to be able to acquire new knowledge, by developing their own academic and professional path.
G14 Oral and written communication in native language and in English, according to the needs of their field of study and the demands of their academic and professional environment.
G15 Ability to establish and meet the most appropriate quality criteria and apply methodologies and work strategies geared towards continuous improvement.
G16 Ability to assimilate concepts of a social and humanistic nature into a comprehensive university education to enable the development of ethical values such as solidarity, multiculturalism, equality, commitment, respect, diversity, integrity, etc.
G17 Ability to create, from a critical and constructive point of view, proposals for social transformation based on democracy and fundamental rights of individuals.
Specific programme competences E01 Understand the specific aspects of the operation, management and control of the different functional areas of the company.
E02 Know and understand the local, national and international socio-economic context in which the companies operate and be able to interpret its impact on them.
E03 Ability to apply the acquired knowledge of the functional areas of the company and the socio-economic environment.
E04 Ability to identify related variables and understand their impact on business organisations.
E06 Understand the processes related to professional activity in the field of auditing (internal and external) of the organisations.
E09 Appreciate how the domestic and international financial markets operate.
E10 Understand financial operations taking place in business environments, designing and analysing investment and financing strategies.
E12 Ability to propose, design and implement an appropriate human resources management plan into the reality of the company.
E13 Know the decision making processes in terms of policy and business strategy.
E14 Understand the principles of business ethics and be able to design scenarios in which these principles can be put into business practice.
E15 Propose, plan and lead business innovation projects that ensure the competitiveness of the company.
Learning outcomes R1 Understand international business and logistics
R2 Develop analytical skills
R3 Improve decision making skills.
R4 Clear thinking.
R5 Awareness and familiarisation with problems.


Knowledge of English Language.


Subject contents:

    1.1 - Companies and International Trade
    1.2 - International Markets: Country Analysis
    1.3 - Global Trade Entities and Trade Treaties
    1.4 - Market Choice Methods on the Exportation Process
    1.5 - The Legal Component in the International Environment
    2.1 - Introduction and overview
    2.2 - International Supply Chain Management
    2.3 - Methods of Entry into Foreign Markets
    2.4 - Contracts, Documents and Terms of Payment
    2.5 - INCOTERMS: 2010 vs 2020
    2.6 - Customs, Transports and Global Logistics

Subject planning could be modified due unforeseen circumstances (group performance, availability of resources, changes to academic calendar etc.) and should not, therefore, be considered to be definitive.


Teaching and learning methodologies and activities applied:

Case exposition and discussion about each area will be the methodology used by the teacher, in order to present the lessons. 

Evaluation method: 

The final qualification mark will be calculated by the next percentages:
-50%, Final Exam.

The final exam will consist in three parts: Test, short questions and main question. 

-30%,  Two individual works, one for each part  (15% each one).

Each work will be showed set forth at the end of each part of the subject. The topic of each individual work will be free but involved with the subject. 

-20%, One Final team work.  

In groups of 3 or 4, the students will present a exportation plan. They will need to choose a product and a final destination (UE countries are NOT ALLOWED), describing the market research, logistic, contract, INCOTERM used, etc. 


Student work load:

Teaching mode Teaching methods Estimated hours
Classroom activities
Master classes 30
Practical exercises 4
Practical work, exercises, problem-solving etc. 5
Debates 7
Coursework presentations 8
Participation in seminars, conferences etc. 6
Assessment activities 6
Individual study
Tutorials 2
Individual study 24
Individual coursework preparation 12
Group cousework preparation 20
Research work 6
Compulsory reading 20
Total hours: 150


Calculation of final mark:

Group coursework: 20 %
Final exam: 50 %
Individual coursework 1: 15 %
Individual coursework 2: 15 %
TOTAL 100 %

*Las observaciones específicas sobre el sistema de evaluación serán comunicadas por escrito a los alumnos al inicio de la materia.


Basic bibliography:

HILL, Charles. Intenational Business, competing in the global marketplace, 9th ed.McGraw-Hill 2012
DAVID, Pierre, STEWARD, Richard. International Logistics 3rd ed. Clerance Learning 2010

Recommended bibliography:

CINGILLIOGLU, Ilker. International Logistics: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
MURPHY,Paul and WOOD,Donald.Contemporary Logistics (10th Edition)Prentice Hall,2010
SITKIN, Alan and BOWEN, Nick. International Business. OUP Oxford 2010
RUGMAN, Alan. The Oxford Handbook of International Business. Oxford university Press (2nd Ed.) 2009

Recommended websites:

International Logistics Journal
Journal of International Business Studies
International Business Review

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