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Module Title LH The Global Business Environment
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 15821
Module Lead Chris Collinge
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available to Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, MBA 24mth Masters, MBA IBF 24mth Masters students as a compulsory module
Description Introduction to the International Business Environment; Traditional Theories of International Trade; Theories of International Production and FDI; The Competitive Advantage of Nations; Economic Indicators; Political Risk; Culture; Technology; International Market Entry Strategies and Strategic Alliances
Learning Outcomes To present the complexities of the international Environment as they effect the Transnational Corporation. The international business environment is constantly changing and companies need to anticipate, plan and develop appropriate responses to new circumstances. Participants will be expected to maintain a current interest in world events. The lectures will be supported by tutorials in which small groups will present on topics as directed by the course leader.
Assessment 15821-01 : Class Test : Class Test (25%)
15821-02 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1 hour class test in week 7 (25% of the total) and a 2 hour examination in January (75%)
Reading List Dicken, P. Global Shift. 3rd ed.
Hill, C. International Business. 2nd ed.