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BUS1012 : International Business and Management

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to provide students with the theoretical foundations to understand the field of International Business and Management. The module focuses on the evolution of national business systems; how these interact with processes of internationalisation and globalisation, and how this influences economic and social development of business activities.

Outline Of Syllabus

The content covered by the module includes:

Semester 1: Globalisation, internationalisation and global business environment

- International business, multinationals and strategy
- The global business environment
- International perspectives on trade, politics and culture
- International institutions and investment

Semester 2: International management and organisation

- Global strategy, structure and implementation
- Organisation and management of multinational enterprises
- Cross-national transfer of organisational practices

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion671:0067:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading201:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study771:0077:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The combination of lectures and seminars will provide a rounded framework to support students in the accomplishment of the learning outcomes, understanding of the content of the module will be supported by non-assessed group discussion activities in the seminars.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
2Paired with London module version for both semesters and resit
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M402000-word essay
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Individual Essay ensures that students have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental ideas related to the topic and the exam will help to consolidate more independent theoretical understanding of the content.

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