Course syllabus MO - International Business (FRDIS - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: MO
Course title in language of instruction: Mezinárodní obchod
Course title in Czech: International Business
Course title in English: International Business
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The course clarifies the role of international trade in the global economic order. Lectures are divided into several groups of topic. Particular blocks are aimed at the explanation of the origins of international trade, international trade theory and global institutional arrangements, trade policy tools of the modern state, or common trade policy of the European Union. Attention is also paid to basic banking foreign trade operations.
Course contents:
1.Commissioning Course + history of International Trade (grants 6 / 6) (allowance 6/6)
a.The subject to International Trade, its structure and objectives
b.The history of International Trade in the late 19th century
c.International Trade of the 20th and 21 century

2.Theory and institutional structure of world trade (grants 8 / 8) (allowance 8/8)
a.Theory of International Trade
b.The most important international and regional trade institutions
c.Trade barriers
d.Common Commercial Policy of the EU

3.Modern state in the world trading arrangements (grants 6 / 6)
Czech republic
(allowance 6/6)
a.History of the foreign trade of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic
b.The instruments of foreign trade policy of the Czech republic
c.The current position of the Czech republic in trade of the European Union

4.Firms, banks and foreign trade (grants 6 / 6) (allowance 6/6)
a.Company and Foreign Trade
b.Banking operations in foreign trade
c.Basic terms used in foreign trade

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to organize and plan ahead
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ethical commitment

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyse int. entrepreneurial environment and to identify decisive development factors and tendencies in general and international context
-Ability to carry out comprehensive analysis of the world trade
-Awareness of complexity of global trade cooperation process

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     seminar12 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam55 h
     preparation for regular assessment30 h
     preparation of presentation27 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Fulfillment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, seminar paper submission and its presentation) individually or in seminar groups. Written and oral exam. For participation in oral exam, written exam must be fulfilled at least 60 %. Total grade results from both parts of the exam (written and oral).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQVLASTISLAV, B.Zahraniční obchodPrahaGrada Publishing, a.s200480-247-0558-3
RQJANATKA, F. -- BOEHM, A. -- HÁNDL, J.Komerční rizika v zahraničním obchodu a ochrana proti nimPrahaASPI Publishing200180-86395-14-6
RQJANATKA, F.Obchod v rámci Evropské uniePrahaASPI200480-7357-006-8
RQJANATKA, F. et al.Obchod v rámci Evropské unie a obchodní operace mimo členské země EUPrahaASPI200480-7357-006-8
RQGILPIN, R.The Chalenge of Global CapitalismPrinceton, New JerseyPrinceton University Press20000-691-04935-1
RQGILPIN, R.The Political Economy of International RelationsPrinceton, New JerseyPrinceton University Press19870-691-02262-3
RQREICH, R.The Work of NationsNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf Inc.19910-679-73615-8
RQKEOHANE, R.After HegemonyPrinceton, New JerseyPrinceton University Press19840-691-02228-3


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