International Business

Educational degree "Bachelor"

Compulsory disciplines (credits)

1. Regional Studies (3.0)

This course examines the geographical location, climatic conditions, mineral resources, ethno-confessional composition of the population, features of cultural and historical development, political and legal systems, state systems, economic complexes, foreign policies of Asia, Africa and Latin America, CIS countries, Europe and North America, as well as Ukraine's relations with them.

2. Economics (3.0)

The purpose of the course "Economics" is the formation of students' competencies in the economic field of knowledge; the development of ability to apply the received knowledge in professional activity in the conditions of globalization of world economy, skills of the analysis and an estimation of quickly changing conjuncture of the markets for the purpose of acceptance of optimum administrative decisions; the acquisition of the practice of economic thinking and orientation in the world of market relations. This course is the theoretical basis for the study of sectoral economies, the formation of students' view on economic policy.

3. Economy and Foreign Economic Relations of Ukraine (3.0)

The discipline "Economy and Foreign Economic Relations of Ukraine" involves the study of the main features and socio-economic conditions of management during the transition period at the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in Ukraine. Particular attention is paid to the formation of a modern economic system in Ukraine: objective necessity, content, essence, systemic transformations, contradictions and antagonisms.

4. International Relations and World Politics (4.0)

The course is devoted to the study of the evolution of world politics and international relations in the period from 1945 to 1979, late XX – early XXI century, the study of basic theories, doctrines and concepts of world politics, general international issues, regional specifics, provisions of international law, fundamental political and international legal research on world politics and international relations.

5. Introduction to the Specialty (2.0)

The discipline involves the following tasks: to reveal the nature, essence of modern international business as a phenomenon of social life and economic activity based on modern theoretical and methodological approaches, as an economic category and independent science, to show the stages of its historical development, its environment, types and kinds, to analyze functional and institutional structure of international business, its patterns, trends and problems of its development in the context of globalization. At the same time, the strategic task is to form a clear, logically consistent and structured system of knowledge and ideas about students’ future training.

6. Public International Law (3.0)

The course is aimed at studying traditional topics: the concept and characteristics of international law; its sources, system, principles and norms. For the professional development of students, topics that allow to move to the analysis of specific international legal problems: the interaction between international law and domestic law; institution of international legal personality, recognition in international law, succession of states, are considered.

7. International Business (4.0)

The course provides in-depth study of the types and forms of modern international business. Special attention is paid to the organization and management of international business, technological policy of transnational corporations, the mechanism of diplomatic support for the interests of Ukrainian business in foreign markets.

8. Ukrainian and Foreign Culture (3.0)

The course examines the attractions of spiritual and material culture, created over the centuries and captured in various forms. They are considered on the historical vertical as a holistic phenomenon, as well as on regional grounds, taking into account the relationship with the cultural achievements of other peoples, as no ethnic group, people, nation can develop in isolation, outside the general historical process.

9. Global Environmental Issues in International Business (3.0)

Under the influence of modern globalization processes, scientific and technological progress increases human impact on the environment, which leads to arising of global environmental problems. This course involves the study of the main features, principles, methods, tools and approaches to planning and organizing environmentally-oriented management of enterprise development.

10. International Economic Relations (3.0)

This course provides coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of the development of modern international economic relations, methods of research of the object within the discipline; special attention is paid to the consideration and analysis of theories of international trade and modern forms of world economic relations between countries in the context of economic globalization.

11. Philosophy (4.0)

The discipline is aimed at providing knowledge of philosophy as a set of views on the world as a whole and one’s attitude to this world, in the understanding of ontological, epistemological, axiological and social problems of life.

12. International information (4.0)

Discipline "International Information" includes knowledge of the system of international relations in the context of globalization of communication; specifics, trends and prospects of international information policy, analysis of the impact of ICT on international systems and global development, research and forecasting of the international community’s problems in the field of information and communication, clarifying the impact of Ukraine's information development on political and economic aspects of integration into the global information space.

13. International Management (5.0)

The discipline includes basic theoretical knowledge about the formation and interaction of organizations in cross-border activities, it involves the study of forms and types of business complicated by a foreign element, reflects the objective processes of doing business at the level of optimizing the use of organizational resources.

14. International Marketing (6.0)

The course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the basics of international marketing, familiarization with marketing tools used in solving marketing problems in the process of international activities, the basics of market research using marketing communications in national and international markets.

15. Private International Law (3.0)

This discipline reveals the concept of private international law, its functions, principles, features, characteristics, problematic and relevant issues of private international law, which have common features with all institutions of modern private international law.

16. Management of Foreign Economic Activity of Enterprises (4.0)

The discipline involves the study and consideration of such important aspects of the enterprise as the development of strategic directions of foreign economic policy and behavior of the firm in foreign markets, drawing up foreign trade plans and forming the optimal structure of foreign economic activity, its coordination with other types of work at the firm, accounting and control of the effectiveness of operations in foreign markets.

17. Foreign Language (basic course) (18.0)

18. Foreign Language (normative course) (18.0)

19. Second Foreign Language (basic course) (8.0)

20. Second Foreign Language (normative course) (8.0)

21. Diplomatic History of Ukraine (3.0)

The scientific course is adapted to the program of training international specialists with an emphasis on the study of the diplomatic aspect of the history of Ukraine. The object of the proposed discipline is to reproduce and evaluate the efforts of domestic diplomacy to ensure favorable conditions for the comprehensive development of the nation-state and analysis of the institutions of the diplomatic service in different situations and at different times.

22. Mathematics in Economics (3.0)

 The course includes basic methods and models of linear and vector algebra, analytical geometry, mathematical analysis, differential calculus of functions of one and many variables, integral calculus, differential equations and their practical applications in international economics, finance, management, administration and business.

 23. Modern Information Systems and Technologies (3,0)

 The course involves the study of modern information systems and technologies that can be used by future professionals in the field of international relations.  The course outlines the conceptual, informational, hardware and software basics of work on modern personal computers using the necessary means of presentation, processing and retrieval of data used in the training of specialists in the field of modern international relations.

Опанування курсу підвищує теоретичний рівень та розширює світогляд студентів, допомагає їм оволодіти культурою й технікою економічного мислення, прищеплює навички творчого осмислення складних соціально-економічних проблем.

 24. History of Economic Doctrines and Economic Development (4.0)

 Knowledge and awareness of the content and patterns of evolution of world economic thought contributes to a deeper understanding of current economic problems of the past and present.  Mastering the course raises the theoretical level and expands the worldview of students, helps them to master the culture and techniques of economic thinking, instils skills of creative comprehension of complex socio-economic problems.

 25. Economics of the Firm (3.0)

 The main tasks of the discipline are the study of modern personnel policy, replication and use of fixed assets, formation and determination of financial and production investments efficiency, features of enterprise development based on scientific, technical and organizational progress, determination of work motivation, quality and competitiveness of products, ways of conducting efficient activities in conditions of the market economy;  development of a creative approach to reasoning and making administrative decisions, characteristics of the structure and directions of activity of the enterprise, development and realization of the plan of its development, the analysis and generalization of results of industrial and economic, commercial and financial activity, processing of suggestions to increase the efficiency of management measures and control over their implementation when the situation in the market environment changes.

 26. Micro- and Macroeconomic Foundations of International Business (3.0)

 The course involves the study of the principles of behaviour of economic entities - households and firms - in different market conditions, the study of basic macroeconomic models, basic modern macroeconomic approaches to economic analysis, macroeconomic policy (fiscal, monetary), tools for analyzing micro- and macroeconomic relations.

 27. Theory of Statistics (3.0)

 The discipline involves a systematic study of statistical methods for studying the patterns of development of socio-economic phenomena and processes, the formation of theoretical and methodological foundations of statistical management and development of management decisions based on the results of statistical analysis.

 28. Settlements and Payments in International Business (3.0)

 The course provides a presentation of the theory and practice of payment methods and calculations.  Particular attention is paid to the characteristics of payment instruments and instruments ensuring the fulfillment of contractual obligations.  Another important topic studied is the issue of guarantees in the implementation of international trade contracts.  An overview of the main methods of financing export-import operations in modern conditions is given.

 29. Marketing Research and Benchmarking in International Business (3.0)

 The course is devoted to theoretical and methodological, technological and substantive aspects of planning, organizing and conducting marketing research, qualitative analysis and forecasting of the market situation of the enterprise or organization and further use of research results in marketing.

 30. Language for Special Purpose (8.0)

 The course involves the formation of students' language competence in accordance with their specialty, and is aimed at training students with due regard for the communicative needs of their future professional activities.

 31. Language for Special Purpose (Language of International Documents) (4.0)

 32.  Translation Theory and Practice (12.0)

 33. Theory and Practice of Translation (Business Translation and Conference Translation) (4.0)

 The discipline involves the development of students' skills of professional translation, abstracting and annotation of texts of their major.

 34. The Second Foreign Language (Language of Specialization)


 Disciplines of free choice of the student divided into blocks:


 Block 1. "International Business and Business Administration"


 1.1.  Business Negotiations in International Business (3.0)

 The discipline is devoted to the study of the practice of the negotiation process.  Situational techniques are combined with dialogue exercises.  The practical orientation of the discipline is based on a combination of theoretical concepts of the negotiation process with real constructive examples of bilateral, multilateral and international commercial negotiations.

 1.2.  Cross-Cultural Management (5.0)

 The course involves expanding the professional horizons of thinking and raising the level of professional culture of the specialist;  use of features of cross-cultural communications in professional activity, studying of problems of the international dialogue in the context of development of professional culture of the expert, the analysis of national specificity of business culture in its connection with organizational culture;  formation of evaluation criteria and ways to achieve success in the business sphere and study the features of cross-cultural interaction techniques, formation of practical skills in business cultures and business communication, taking into account national traditions and mentality.

 1.3.  International Corporate Management (5.0)

 This discipline involves the study of the management process of large functioning business structures in various sectors of the economy at the international level.

 1.4.  Business Communications in International Business (5.0)

 The subject of the discipline is the relationship between the participants of business communications, as well as a system of factors that affect its effectiveness.

 1.5.  Diplomatic Support of International Business (3.0)

 The course involves studying the basics of diplomatic support of international business in the context of the implementation of foreign trade policy of the state; the impact of the system of diplomatic support of international business on information and analytical activities, financial and credit and investment spheres; ensuring national economic security using the methods of diplomatic support of international business.


 Block 2. "International Management and Marketing"


 2.1.  Brand Management in International Business (3.0)

 The purpose of the discipline is studying of the tools and mechanisms of brand development and management in modern international business, knowledge formation on the development and positioning of brands, research of current trends in brand development in international and Ukrainian markets, forming students' knowledge of principles, technologies and tools of brand-communications.  The main objectives of the discipline are studying of the economic essence and role of the brand in international business;  studying of the main methods of brand valuation based on the analysis of elements of its capital;  analysis of different approaches to development, brand positioning;  research of basic approaches to brand management;  consideration of the peculiarities of brand management in various spheres of activity of economic entities;  identification of patterns and internal trends in the development of national and international brands.

 2.2. Neuromarketing in International Business (3.0)

 The course is devoted to the study of neuromarketing technologies used in international business by explaining consumer behaviour and helping to understand their needs, desires and motives.

 Particular attention is paid to the nature and relevance of neuromarketing, methods of connecting with customers and developing brand loyalty, studying marketing tools that replace traditional logos and advertising, and sensory branding: the use of emotions to maximize sales.

2.3. Marketing Management (5.0)

The purpose of the discipline is the acquisition by future specialists of scientific foundations and practical skills in developing a marketing policy for the activities of business entities.

The main tasks of the discipline include the formation of a new economic thinking based on the principles of the modern concept of marketing, which corresponds to the current state of market development, a long-term vision of the development of priority areas of the national economy, identifying existing consumer needs, meeting them, as well as ensuring the implementation of the enterprise's missions in the market.

2.4. Digital and Social Media Marketing 5.0

The purpose of the discipline is the creation of a theoretical and practical basis for researching the market of information services in the digital space.

The main tasks of the discipline include the formation of students' knowledge about the development of digital technologies, marketing tools on the Internet, global informatization of society and economic processes.

2.5. International Management of Non-Profit Organizations 5.0

Block 3. "Finance of International Business"

3.1. Accounting and Analysis of Foreign Economic Activity (4.0)

The course is aimed at presenting the basic theories of international accounting standards and the procedure for presenting financial statements in accordance with international financial reporting standards.

3.2. Methods for Making Management Decisions in International Business (3.0)

The academic discipline which is devoted to the study of methods of analysis of modern international economic relations involves the study of the rules for the application of methodology, techniques and tools of economic and mathematical modeling in theoretical research. The course aims to provide students with basic information about the current state and logic of decision theory. The systematic presentation of various mathematical, economic, statistical methods, the method of expert assessments and the provision of information on their application in the practice of making managerial decisions are the features of the discipline.

3.3. Financial Technologies of International Banks (5.0)

3.4. International Statistics (5.0)

The purpose of the discipline is mastering by students the most important theoretical principles and practical skills of using statistics of international organizations, their recommendations, which are currently widely used in the transformation of domestic statistics and its integration into international practice.

3.5. Institutional Investors in International Business 5.0

Choice from the list (the student chooses 1 discipline from each list):

List 1.

Pricing in the World Commodity Markets (3.0)

The course is aimed at studying the modern theory and practice of pricing, analyzing the patterns of formation of structures of domestic and foreign trade prices within world trade, pricing methods at the micro (firms and organizations) and macroeconomic (national and international) levels, the features of constructing the most important economic indices predominantly used in modern world practice.

Pricing Strategies in International Business (3.0)

The purpose of the discipline is the formation of a complex of knowledge among students about the essence, principles, methods and strategies of pricing for products (works, services) of an enterprise (organization), about the methods of making the informed choice depending on the parameters of the external environment.

List 2.

National and International Accounting Standards

The purpose of the discipline is to train highly qualified specialists who can perform organizational, analytical, research work in the field of international accounting and financial reporting standards. Students are to acquire knowledge of the organization of accounting in enterprises that carry out accounting in accordance with the rules of international accounting and financial reporting standards.

Exchange Trading

List 3.

International Career Management

The purpose of the discipline is to prepare students and graduates for successful adaptation in the international labor market, for the effective implementation of a professional international career, the formation of skills of confident behavior in changing socio-economic conditions. This special course is designed to help students and graduates learn in practice an effective method of finding a job and real employment at a desired place of work in the field of international business, psychologically prepare them to communicate with representatives of international companies, organizations, and employing institutions.

International Logistics Management

List 4.

Fundamentals of Diplomacy and Diplomatic Work

The academic discipline involves the study of the legal international and national base, the principles of diplomacy and diplomatic work, the specifics of the protocol support of diplomatic activities and foreign policy activities of the state.

Diplomatic and Consular Service

The purpose of the discipline is to familiarize students with the main content, features and components of the rational organization of modern diplomatic and consular work of foreign diplomatic missions; with the concepts of diplomatic documents and diplomatic correspondence, the principles and forms of diplomatic communication.

 List 5.

Risk Management in International Business

The purpose of the discipline is to train specialists in foreign economic profile having the theoretical foundations and practical skills of analyzing the characteristics of the volatile environment of international business, the application of methods of quantitative and qualitative identification and assessment of international business risks and specific methods and mechanisms for dealing with risks in international business, the practice of protection against different types of risks in this area.

Economic Security of the Firm

List 6.

Conjuncture of the World Commodity Markets

The discipline is aimed at acquaintance with the methods of analysis and forecasting of the conjuncture of international commodity markets; mechanisms and factors of formation of the conjuncture of international commodity markets; institutions and instruments for regulating the situation in world commodity markets; principles of constructing predictive models of the conjuncture of international commodity markets; as well as methods and forms of presentation of market analysis and information.

Business Planning

List 7.

Conflictology in International Business

The course includes an examination of the main theoretical approaches to the study of international conflicts; methodology of scientific research in conflict management, conflict management problems and the theory of negotiations. The course examines the problems of the current conflict situation in the world; typology of modern conflicts and ways to prevent them.

Management of Internet Resources in International Business

List 8.

Insurance in International Business

The aim of studying the course "Insurance in International Business" is to master the fundamentals of insurance economics, methods of regulating insurance relations in Ukraine and in foreign countries, the technique of conducting insurance in the implementation of foreign economic contracts, acquaintance with the regulatory framework, prospects for the development and internationalization of the Ukrainian insurance market

Financial Management in International Companies

The main objectives of the discipline include deepening students' knowledge of financial management both in Ukrainian companies and in international ones; acquisition of skills in managing cash flows, investments and assets; mastering the methodology for determining the price (value) of capital and finding out ways to optimize its structure; methods for determining the financial condition of an enterprise and its profitability.

List 9.

International Finance

World Economy

List 10.

Technical Analysis of International Financial Markets

Financial Analysis in Corporations

List 11.

Information Modeling Tools in International Business

Econometric Methods and Models in International Business

List 12.

Comparative Social and Labor Law of European Countries

Protecttion of Human Rights in International Business

List 13.

Foreign Policy of Ukraine

The course is dedicated to familiarizing students with the main stages of Ukrainian statehood and related foreign policy problems.