This module introduces the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy and cross-cultural management. You will develop the ability to analyse and manage the complexities of the environment of organisations that operate in a global context. Furthermore, you will develop a critical appreciation of the theory and practice of organisation design to achieve effectiveness. The module provides opportunities to improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities. The international context will be an integral theme throughout the module and reference will be made to the difficulties and ethical considerations encountered when managing organisations within differing political, economic, cultural and social contexts.
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the issues relating to international trade in an increasingly interdependent world. The specific aims are to develop a theoretical understanding of the causes of world trade as well as some practical appreciation of the business of trade. You shall consider the gains and benefits of free trade and the trade liberalisation process as well as an understanding of the world trading system, multilateral trade negotiations and the mechanism of international trade dispute settlement.
This module aims to develop and enhance your knowledge and understanding of quantitative methods and accounting techniques used in international business and trade. The module uses mathematical and statistical techniques to develop an understanding of the models underlying finance, statistical and probability methods used in analysing financial data and a broad introduction to financial accounting for those who do not need to develop specialist knowledge.
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of those managerial concepts and techniques required in the design, management and control of work systems. The term work systems is used in a broad sense and includes both manufacturing and service systems. The module will look at the configuration and coordination of international business operations. Through configuration the location choices will be examined. The theories and decision making methodologies will be explained in detail. In coordination, the advantage of international operations will be discussed in detail including technology/knowledge transfer and general operations management issues.
The aims of the module are to provide an appreciation of the economic theory relevant to both globalisation, world trade, international business, and multinational firms. It will introduce all major strands of the debate about new trade theories and multinationals and you will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to evaluate and analyse policy issues relating to international business, trade and globalisation.
This module aims to provide you with the theories of exchange rate and balance of payments, and skills of managing international financial assets and exchange rate risks in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to study the operations of the world capital markets, grasp the principles essential to understanding of global financial issues and policies, and apply tools to effectively evaluate international risk in order to succeed in international financial environment.
This module provides a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place and the complex and challenging forces that shape the current international business environment and highlights future trends. You will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. You will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist you in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
International Business BA student
Start: September 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Start: January 2018, September 2018
Duration: 1-2 years full-time
Start: January 2018, January 2019
Duration: 1 year full-time