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Module Title LM International Business
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28959
Module Lead Professor Derek Condon
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The International Business module will develop student’s knowledge of the global economic and business environment and use this knowledge to inform the development of strategy for managing in dynamic global markets and contexts. The module will also explore how global environmental changes affect the ways in which companies respond tactically, both within regions and countries, and across borders. The module will look at the theoretical prescription, but also will be firmly immersed in real practice of global business management. Specific areas discussed in the International Business module are: firm internationalisation (both in terms of imperatives and processual responses), emerging markets and overseas investment. Disciplines such as trade theory and international economics, international finance, organisational theory and business strategy are also addressed in the module.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of, and be able to apply concepts and skills relevant to, the problems of managing and understanding overseas operations.
  • Critically evaluate the contributions and weaknesses of the main theories of international business.
  • Demonstrate critical analytical skills with respect to interpreting global business strategy issues.
  • Connect theoretical work with 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.
Assessment 28959-01 : Group Presentation : Coursework (20%)
28959-02 : Ind Assignment : Coursework (80%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:

Group presentation – 20%

Individual assignment (3000 words in total) - 80%

Reassessment: 3000 word individual assignment - 100%
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