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Module Title LM International Business in A Complex Environment
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Strategy and Int Business
Module Code 07 39595
Module Lead Carole Couper
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-18 hours
Seminar-15 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The International Business module will develop students' understanding and knowledge of the changing landscape of the global business environment and apply such knowledge to inform the development of strategy for managing in dynamic global markets and contexts. The module will explore how global environmental changes affect the ways in which organisations respond strategically both within regions and countries, and across borders. It will also focus on the role of trade, FDI and MNEs in sustainable economic development. The module will develop the link between the theories and international business practices. Specific areas covered in the module include international business environmental analysis, such as political, economic, financial and cultural environments, international trade and international business theories, internationalisation strategies and organizational structures, MNEs from emerging markets and international corporate social responsibility and sustainability development.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Appreciate complexity by identifying and explaining the changing context of international business, including patterns of trade, political, economic, social/cultural and technological change
  • Critically evaluate the main theories/strategies of international business in relation to their applications to real world business. 
  • Critically analyse issues pertaining to ethics and sustainability in international business. 
  • Apply knowledge and skills relevant to the internationalisation of organisations.
Assessment 39595-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

Individual assignment (2,000 words essay): 100% 


Individual assignment (2,000 words essay): 100% 
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