[ 480AMSGIBPS17 ] SE International Business Project

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Erna Szabo 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Management in Polymer Technologies (MPT) 2017W
Objectives To make students familiar with today’s business world, which is becoming more and more global and also virtual.

To provide students with a learning environment that allows for experiencing the benefits and challenges of multicultural and virtual team work, and to give them a chance to reflect on these experiences. To enable students to acquire a holistic picture of activities and their consequences of an internationally operating production company by participating in an online business simulation over different time zones. To give students the opportunity to acquire skills required for virtual collaboration, by both participating in virtual teams and by having seminars over web conferences. To provide a better understanding of different issues regarding internationalization from different perspectives.
Subject Challenges of Virtual Collaboration
Virtual Shift Work and its consequences
Collaboration and Coordination in Virtual Teams
Leadership in Virtual Teams
Culture and Virtuality
The Future of Virtual Collaboration
Criteria for evaluation Individual and Team Reflections
Short Tests
Methods Classroom Discussion
Individual and Group Reflexions
Online Business Simulation over different time zones
Online class via webconferencing tool
Group Tasks
Language English
Study material Compendium of articles
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority