The Business Context in Emerging Economies (741N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Emerging economies represent more than half the world's population and are growing at more than double the rate of western economies. These economies represent the most important settings - not only as markets but also as production sites, for growth minded companies today. The main aims of this module are to explore the international business environment in emerging economies (e.g. China, Russia, Brazil and South East Asia) and to probe into the workings of strategies and subsidiary operations of firms in these economies. Those who expect to work or interested in working as managers, consultants or entrepreneurs in a business that operates in emerging economies will find this module highly intriguing.

The module aims to combine theory and practice that you will find intellectually challenging and which will provide a sound basis for further career development. Overall this will provide you with a better understanding of the fundamental issues in strategy and subsidiary operations confronted by foreign firms competing in these newly opened and dynamic markets. With this orientation, you will gain insight into how the vagaries of emerging economy institutions are challenging and contest subsidiary business development.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.