Academic Writing in International Business (ILV)

Course numberM4.05170.10.461
Course codeAcWr
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of this course, students:
can clearly formulate research questions and research aims
are familiar with locating and handling academic sources in the field of international business and management
understand the formal and contents standards of scientific work
can structure academic papers in international business
formulate clear and concise arguments related to a particular research question
improve their academic writing style

Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to write academic papers and theses in the field of international business and management, including:
formulating research questions and research aims
structuring an international business research paper
identifying and processing relevant literature sources
citing in accordance with citation guidelines
formal standards for research papers and theses
academic writing style
formulating a clear argument based on the research question

As part of the course, students will write international business-related micro papers on which they will receive feedback on opportunities for improving their academic writing skills.

Bailey, S. (2015). Academic Writing for International Students of Business. 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge.

Bryman, A. & Bell, E. (2011). Business Research Methods (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., & Jackson, P. R. (2015). Management and Business Research (5th ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Monippally, M. M. & Pawar, B. S. (2010). Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers. New Delhi: Sage/Response Books.

Osmond, A. (2015). Academic Writing and Grammar for Students (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Ragins, B. R. (2012). Editor's comments: Reflections on the craft of clear writing. Academy of Management Review, 37 (4), 493-501.

Lecture, discussion, written assignments

Written assignments (100%)