|Course||Global Business Environment|
|Semester||First and Second|
|ECTS Credit Units||7,5|
|Course taught in English||Yes|
|Available for Exchange Students||Yes|
1101. Principles of Macroeconomics 1200. Principles of Management
|Regents||Luís Brites Pereira|
|Course Aim||The aim of Global Business Environment (1212) is for students to discover and understand the complexity of the international business environment by studying key economic, institutional and political factors that affect global trade and investment. After completing the course, students will be able to think critically about the global business world and also act independently in it when pursuing their professional interests, management or otherwise.
In practice, the course provides students with knowledge about WHAT environmental factors they must consider when developing and managing their global business projects. As such, it complements International Management (1211), which teaches students HOW to design and implement management strategies when a firm decides to enter the global market. Students will also develop their analytical, communicational and organisational skills during the course, which will stand them in good stead for the world of work.