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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LI Contemporary Capitalism
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Management
Module Code 07 34379
Module Lead Dr. Michel Goyer
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-44 hours
Guided independent study-156 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module involves a theoretical and conceptual evaluation of key issues in contemporary capitalism. Drawing upon historical and institutional background, cases and applications, students are encouraged to critically analyse key features of the international environment in which business operates and their broader implications for society. Key concepts and contemporary issues underpinning the course include the historical development and features of globalisation, how firms operate within global value chains, the role of the financial sector, different national varieties of capitalism and the responses to globalisation from nation states and international institutions.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and critically evaluate the way businesses interact with institutions and global economy;
  • Critically evaluate the evolution of the global market and current topical debates surrounding globalization;
  • Analyse the institutional, legal, political, cultural and technological environments that constitute contemporary capitalism.
Assessment 34379-01 : Essay : Coursework (50%)
34379-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Seen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
3 hour exam (75%)
1 hour class test (25%)

3 hour exam (100%)
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