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Module Title LM International Business Strategy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Strategy and Int Business
Module Code 07 27162
Module Lead Derek Condon
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module is designed to introduce the student to major theoretical concepts in international business, and their application from the manager’s perspective. It covers a wide range of issues relating to the international business environment and applies these considerations to managing the international firm. These issues are further explored through a range of group activities and case-studies. Disciplines such as trade theory and international economics, international finance, organisational theory and business strategy are addressed.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of concepts and skills relevant to the problems of managing and understanding overseas operations;
  • Critically assess different theoretical perspectives and identify their main contributions and weaknesses;
  • Demonstrate critical analytical skills with respect to interpreting global business strategy issues;
  • Use theoretical work to inform a critical application to business problems and links to corporate performance;
  • Critically analyse business problems from the perspective of the parent and host management of a multinational company;
  • Develop skills in verbal and written communication, team working, and critical analysis.
Assessment 27162-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: Individual assignment, 2500 words (100%)
Reassessment: Individual assignment, 2500 words (100%).
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