International Business (735N1)
30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
International business is concerned with how firms engage in transactions and value-adding activities outside of their national boundaries. The module thus considers theories of foreign trade, foreign investment, and outsourcing; looks at various issues associated with the management and organisation of multinational enterprises; and highlights policy questions such as the political economy of trade policy and the impact of foreign investment on both home and host economies.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 60 hours of contact time and about 240 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.