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MN20082: European business environment: European integration & legal structure

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, EX 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 60% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 40% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10079 OR ( take MN10311 AND take ES10002 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand the structure, objectives and policy of the European Union and regional economic integration in Europe. To understand the legislative and judicial structure of the EU and examine the core "four freedoms" with their legal implications for businesses and individuals.

Learning Outcomes:
Students taking this course unit will achieve a broad basic understanding of the structure, development, remit and main economic policies of the European Union, as well as a practical understanding of the main legal issues that the EU presents for companies and citizens.

Research and analytical skills (facilitated and assessed); ability to construct an argument (facilitated, taught and assessed); critical thought (facilitated and assessed); introductory professional legal awareness relevant to management (facilitated, taught and assessed; ability to interface with complex web resources (facilitated); understanding of regional economic integration theory (taught and assessed).

The content of this unit will cover: European integration theory, history and development; the EU treaty base; EU institutions and decision-making; trade, competition and agricultural policies; the single European market and the single currency; EU regional policy and the structural funds; enlargement of the Union. Legal topics covered will include: EU legal structure; the fundamental four freedoms: free movement of capital, services, goods and persons; impact of EU legislation on businesses and persons.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20082 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)

MN20082 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.