The NORD-IB program is structured in six different modules and it spans over a one and a half -year period, which corresponds to approximately 6 months of studies. The rest of your doctoral education, including the dissertation, as well as the transfer of the 30 ECTS credits that you will earn from the program, will be handled by the student's own institute.
Each module corresponds to 100 student work hours. The whole program is 30 ECTS (5 ECTS each module). Lectures are concentrated to 2-3 days and will be held at the arranging institute. All modules include a pre-reading package and pre-assignments.
The program consists of 6 modules:
Fall Year 1 (November 2-4, 2016) — Helsinki
Overview of the IB field – Research methods in IB
Spring Year 1 (January 18-20, 2017) — Leeds
Theory of the multinational enterprise – Foreign direct investment (FDI)
Spring Year 1 (April 26-28, 2017) — Uppsala
The internationalisation process – Network perspectives
Fall Year 2 (September 18-20, 2017) — Copenhagen/Gothenburg
IB in an Emerging Market Context
Fall Year 2 (November 22-24, 2017) — Helsinki
People-related issues in MNCs – Cross-cultural Management
Spring Year 2 (February 12-14, 2018) — Oslo
Strategy and Microfoundations Perspectives – Thesis Proposal