International Business Negotiation and Protocol
The course introduces students to the principles of business negotiations, to the existing social-cultural differences in the international environment and their influence on the strategy and tactics in business negotiations with foreign partners in different regions. It improves their knowledge of social etiquette and prepares students for reliable commercial and diplomatic activity at home and abroad.
Doing Business in Globalized Environment
The course provides information on basic aspects of international business from a theoretical and practical perspective. It discusses current trends as well as historical developments, while the emphasis is put on using case studies.
International Business Operations
The objective of this course is to acquaint you with contemporary practices of cross-border business operations within the EU market and with the specifics of doing international business with other countries outside the EU. The course is focused on providing an overview of the procedures used to ensure operations, decision-making processes and on the legal framework of international business transactions. These issues are illustrated by case studies based on real business practices.
Global Operations and Logistics
The course introduces students to supply chain management and its impact on international trade. The course introduces the main development trends that affect the design, planning and management of supply chains. Special attention is paid to purchasing processes and inventory management, as well as evaluating the financial performance of supply chains and their long-term sustainability.
The course aims at the current stage and basic trends within the development of the world economy with a special emphasis on the position of the EU. It makes you familiar with the principal actors of the global economic system as well as with their mutual interconnections. Based upon understanding the European integration process, the course enables you to understand the potential and limits of the Czech Republic’s more effective integration into the global economy.
International Financial Management
The course provides an understanding of the international financial environment within multinational companies, banks and other financial institutions that operate and deal with the theories and practices of multinational financial management. It covers four main topics: International Financial Environment and Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Market, Foreign Exchange Determination and Fundamental Analysis, and Foreign Exchange Exposure and Risk Management. Attention is devoted to the relationship among exchange rates, interest rates and balance of payments, determination of exchange rates and parity conditions. The course introduces also different hedging strategies that companies can use to cover their foreign exchange risk. Moreover, the course covers some issues specific to transitive economies such as the implementation of the euro, etc.
The course is designed as a concluding course of the bachelor study programme, in which students, besides acquiring new knowledge and skills, connect their knowledge acquired during their previous studies (marketing, management, accounting, doing business, etc.) with real practical skills. This is reflected in the concept of teaching. The focus of the course is not based on frontal teaching, but rather on individual work-solving team projects under the supervision of both the academic mentor and a mentor from the business practice.
The course provides bachelor-level students with basic knowledge of corporate finance and financial management