Course ID
  • International Business and Finance
Number of classes 3+2
Semester 1
Status Optional
The main objective of this course is to master the knowledge necessary for managing a company in a situation where the goal is to strengthen its competitive position in the market. Additionally, students will acquire knowledge necessary to understand how a competitive position is built and lost (which is of primary importance for the selection of business activities and business branches). By mastering this course students will develop the ability of analytical and independent thinking in real situations from the business environment, supported by numerous examples from domestic and international business practice.
By mastering the course, the student will acquire the following subject-specific competences: basic knowledge and understanding of the concept of competitiveness, the ability to solve specific tasks related to the company business, and ability to set up basis for creating economic structure that would enable a more dynamic growth of exports from imports, the ability to relate knowledge from different areas of business management and their application, the ability to follow and use innovations in the field of business management in the broader sense and competitiveness in the narrow sense, the ability to develop skills and readiness in the use of knowledge in the field of improving competitiveness, both at the enterprise level and at the level of the entire economy, the ability to use information and communication technologies in mastering knowledge within the field business management.
Theoretical training
• Globalization and modern trends in improving business and competitiveness;
• Competitiveness as the basis for economic growth and development;
• Contemporary concept of enterprise and business competitiveness;
• Aspects and indicators of competitiveness;
• An analysis of the competitiveness of the domestic economy and its enterprises;
• Measures to improve the competitiveness of the domestic economy;
• Factors of competitiveness of domestic enterprises;
• Knowledge as a factor of business improvement;
• Quality in the function of improving business performance;
• The role of the state in the process of improving competitiveness;
• Experiences of other countries in raising the competitiveness of enterprises and the economy.
Practical training
• Case study analysis.
Бошковић, Г., и Анђелковић-Пешић, М. (2011). Управљање квалитетом – основа конкурентности предузећа и привреде. Ниш: Економски факултет.

Porter, E. (2008). О конкуренцији. Београд: Факултет за економију, финансије и администрацију.

Салваторе, Д. (2014). Међународна економија. Београд: ЦИД Економског факултета.

Porter, E. (2007). Konkurentska prednost: postizanje i održavanje vrhunskog poslovanja. Zagreb: Masmedia.
Lectures and practice classes, case studies.
Assessment (maximum number of points 100)
Exam Requirements 45 points Final exam 55 points
Attendance 5 Written exam 55
Ongoing assessment 30 Oral exam
Class participation 10