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Module Title LC The Global Economy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 31836
Module Lead Robert Elliott
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Exclusions
Description This course offers an overview of various aspects of the global economy and its links to resources, development, geography, international business and trade. To understand how economies work in an increasingly interconnected world this course will consider historical context, the economic performance of countries, economic and political economic theories and studies of sectors such as telecommunications.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • recognise the fundamentals behind the dynamics of the global economy
  • explain the importance of location decisions of firms
  • discuss the evolution of the world economy
  • identify how key macroeconomic theories can be applied to growth, trade and business cycles in a historical context
Assessment 31836-01 : Essay : Coursework (25%)
31836-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 3-hour exam (75%), 1000-word essay (25%)
Reassessment: 3-hour exam (100%)
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