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Module Title LH Cases in Global Business
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 15825
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 The aim of this module is to help participants to gain a practical understanding of the international environment in which global business takes place. There is an interdisciplinary approach to both teaching, where environmental issues are explored from macro and micro perspectives, and learning where participants are continually assessed both as individuals and as team members. Topics covered include the identification of comparative advantage, the use of competitive advantage models to assess country and industry competitiveness, political risk and socio-cultural factors, technological impact and the economic components of country environments.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: Identify issues in the international business environment; Plan appropriate responses to new environmental circumstances; Maintain a historic, current and future interest in world events which shape the global competitive environment; Plan and present reports on country environments; Plan and present reports on industry sectors; Demonstrate evidence of learning through written assignments and case study presentation.
Assessment 15825-01 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
15825-02 : Group Assignment : Group Assessment - Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions One group assignment (maximum permitted size of group is 3 members) which is comprised of 2 pieces of 1500 words. The pieces are linked and are each worth 50% of the final work.The first piece is to be handed in by the end of week 6 and the second to be handed in by the end of the last week of term.
Reading List Daniels & Radebaugh. 2001. International Business. 9th ed. Prentice Hall.