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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Managing International Business

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Increasing globalisation in today’s business landscape requires leaders who can effectively lead their organizations in the competitive global marketplace. This program is intended for participants who aspire to lead their organisations across borders by creating winning strategies for the global marketplace. An integrative and multidisciplinary case-based approach will be utilised to analyse and critique core international business issues, including the processes involved in analysing differences between global markets and implementing strategies across culturally diverse and geographically dispersed regions. Participants will develop insights on the process of diagnosing differences between countries and analysing how firm advantages could be transferred across borders. They will also learn how to integrate local and global perspectives in creating winning strategies and manage coordination of culturally diverse and geographically dispersed teams including bridging differences across cultures and borders. They will be exposed to the challenges faced in entering foreign markets and how to overcome them, with specific emphasis on emerging markets. The course is outcome centered with a focus on developing the skills required to be successful global managers


  • Recognize challenges and opportunities in international business
  • Identifying and transferring firm specific advantages across borders
  • Understand significant differences between home and host countries
  • Understand impact of cultural influences on international operations
  • Integrating local and global perspectives in developing international strategy
  • Organizing for coordination across international operations
  • Overcoming institutional voids in entering emerging markets
  • Crafting international market entry – creating and defending markets
    ## Schedule

The sessions will start at 9.00 am on day one and will end at 5.00 pm on day two. There will be ten sessions of 75 minutes duration over the two days with five sessions per day. Participants may plan to leave only after 5.00 p.m. on the second day. Do not book return flights that depart earlier than 8.30 pm on the last day as it takes about two hours to reach the Bangalore airport from IIMB campus.

Who should attend

The program is designed for

  • Middle to senior level managers who are leading or likely to lead their organization’s operation in foreign markets
  • Managers based at headquarters but in charge of liaising with international operations
  • Managers involved in international outsourcing, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international business
  • Managers leading the coordination of globally dispersed work teams operating in diverse markets


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