School of Business, Management and Economics

Global Business (734N1)

Global Business

Module 734N1

Module details for 2011/12.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

The aim of this course is to widen the perspective of aspiring managers regarding the strategic implications of global change and to facilitate more informed strategic planning and implementation within companies.

The course is introductory and wide ranging in scope. It does not attempt to provide the depth of other BMEc courses which can focus on a narrower area in some detail. A balance is sought between theory and practice with seminars placing an emphasis on contemporary case studies.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate an advanced and coherent knowledge of the global economy and the development of global businesses using appropriate theoretical frameworks, concepts, models, tools and techniques.

Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of appropriate tools and techniques to analyse the issues facing global businesses in areas such as location, culture, currencies, technology, ethics and social responsibility.

Demonstrate the ability to acquire, analyse and synthesise data and information drawn from research and the financial press.

Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ReportT1 Week 10 100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour000000111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour001111111100
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours011111000000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Heather Kent

Assess convenor

Mr Toby Lindsay

Assess convenor

Ms Lisa Blatch

Assess convenor

Mr Francis Eames

Assess convenor

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