International Business

By Prof. J. K. Nayak   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 6313
About the course:
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students with nature, scope, structure and operations of international business and familiarise them with trends and developments in India’s foreign trade and investments and policy framework.

MBA/M.Com / B.Com honour’s, UGC-NET/JRF aspirants

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 06 Feb 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Introduction to International Business and EPRG & LPG framework
Week 2:Theoretical Foundations of International Trade
Week 3: Instruments of Commercial Policy
Week 4:International Business Environment
Week 5:Balance of Payment Account and Theories of exchange rate
Week 6:International Financial Environment
Week 7:Foreign Trade Promotion Measures and Organizations in India
Week 8:International Economic Institutions and Agreements
Week 9:Regional Economic Cooperation, European Union (EU), ASEAN, SAARC, NAFTA
Week 10:Foreign Direct Investment and EXIM Policies
Week 11:Multinationals (MNCs) in International Business
Week 12:Contemporary Developments and Issues in International Business

Books and references

1. International Business by Charles Hill and Arun Kumar Jain, The Tata McGraw Hill Publishing company Ltd
2. International Business by Daniels and Sullivan, Pearson Publication
3. International Business by P Subba Rao, Himalaya Publishing House
4. International Business by V K Bhalla and S Shiva Ramu, Anmol Publications Private Ltd
5. International Business Environment by Anant Sundaram, PHI Publications

Instructor bio

Prof. J. K. Nayak

IIT Roorkee
Dr. J.K.Nayak is a faculty in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee. He is aCivil engineer, MBA and PhD from VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur. Currently he teaches marketingresearch at IITRoorkee. He has completed 9 short term courses on Data analysis and a QIP onthe same in the last 6 years itself. His first NPTEL Video course on marketing research andanalysis that has been quite popular and thus being rerun for the second time. He has deliveredextensive lectures on the same subject at places like IIM Sirmaur and Symbiosis, Pune. Apartfrom these Dr. Nayak has published almost 30 international publications in journals withreputed publishers such as Elsevier, Emerald, Sage, Springer etc. Recently he has published abook with Cengage publications on Retail management. He is a reviewer for variousinternational journals such as Journal of retailing and consumer services and tourismmanagement perspectives etc. He is also a member of bodies such as Ministry of Home affairs,India and on the board of private limited companies such as SRKay consulting. He has beeninvolved in the startup ecosystem as a mentor at IIT Roorkee and IIM -Ahmedabad.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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