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 students’ knowledge and understanding of quantitative methods used in international business and trade. The module uses mathematical and statistical techniques to develop an understanding of the models underlying finance and statistical and probability methods used in analysing financial data.
This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within international business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge.
This module provides students with an understanding of how to match global demand with global supply within the parameters of corporate and business unit strategies. Students will develop critical insights on design, implementation and operation of global supply chains while employing these to develop their own case studies.
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 introduces students to current theory and practice in international marketing and develops their ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. Students will learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
International Business BA student
Start: September 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Start: September 2018
Duration: 1-2 years full-time
Start: January 2019
Duration: 1 year full-time