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1st Year Courses

The aim of the First Year is directed at mastering the key fundamentals of international management practices in order to create a sound knowledge base

Courses at ICN Business School

International Banking – 4 ECTS: The course aims at providing an understanding of the international banking system. We discuss the way banks should be managed as well as their role in the financing of the real sector. This lead us to analyse the banking industry, namely its structure and the degree of competition in a Global Perspective.


International Human Resources Management – 4 ECTS: Main HRM topics will be presented to understand how they can contribute to the strategy and the challenges faced by organizations. What are the main objectives and functions of the functional HRM? What are the main strategies, practices and tools of HRM


International Marketing & Brand Management – 7 ECTS: This course focuses on the performance of business activities, international marketing and brand management, specifically. The international marketing task is made more challenging because of organizational factors and its ability to learn, as a collective. Additionally, there are market differences that must be taken into account if firms are to sell products and services in other countries while making a positive difference in the lives of human and animals.


International Business Law – 4 ECTS: This module will give students a basic understanding of the international legal environment of conducting transnational business while emphasizing the practical application and theory of international contractual law, international sales, international trade and investment law, and international dispute resolution.


Strategic Negotiation for Sustainable Growth – 4 ECTS: This course represent a theoretical approach and a practical training for business negotiation activities, like contract negotiations. During this course, students will access theoretical and technical information about negotiation; they will train to negotiation activities through case; they will learn and discuss about international negotiation practice.

Courses at University of Bologna

International Business Strategies & International Entrepreneurship – 6 ECTS: This course aims to form students’ knowledge in the area of International Business. Specifically, students will develop capabilities to identify, frame and understand problems related to the management of international operations and the creation of competitive advantage.


Industrial Economics in a Global Context – 4 ECTS: This course aims at providing students the capacity to comprehend the theory and apply empirical models to the analysis of the role of entrepreneurship in real world situations. This course combines classic and modern perspectives as well as different disciplinary views of entrepreneurship, growth and innovation.


Strategic Management Accounting – 4 ECTS: After a brief introduction of the relevance of management accounting in current business context the course will focus on strategic financial analysis, cost accounting methods and strategic cost management. Each topic will be supported by case study analysis and discussion.


International Finance – 4 ECTS: This course offers a comparative analysis of international payment instruments and the role of the bank as a support in these transactions. 


Global Supply Chains – 5 ECTS: The course aims to present the main concepts concerning the effective design, planning and management of complex Production and Logis Systems. Models and techniques for solutions for corresponding challenges will be described and analyzed. Student’s will explore concepts and develop techniques for operations anaylsis and design manfacturing as well as service operations with a focus in Supply Chain Management.