International Business (735N1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

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

50%: Lecture
50%: Seminar

Assessment

50%: Coursework (Essay, Group submission (written))
50%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 66 hours of contact time and about 234 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.