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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN30062: International business law

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 40%, EX 60%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MN10007 or take MN10078 or take MN10363 or take MN10402
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To put international trade contracts and other relationships in their legal framework, in terms of the businesses and the implications of their contracts between the parties and with regard to wider considerations.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the different regimes which are relevant to making agreements in an international context and the problems which can arise, and how to deal with them. Common contracts terms and business relationships will be examined and applied so that students can understand the factors which can facilitate or hinder international contracts.

Students will be able to understand the terms used in international business and the implications of those terms and their enforceability. They will be aware of some of the major areas where problems arise and how these can be avoided or resolved. They work from a case study which includes references to common terms, which they learn to interpret in the context of a set of problems. The interpretation culminates in the coursework presentation which involves students drawing together the taught material in a practical application. Preparation for the presentation is facilitated by discussions throughout the course.

The course considers the regimes which are applicable to foreign trade, including choice of a national law, international regimes of law (such as EU law, and international treaties in areas such as carriage) and international commercial institutions (such as the ICC). The types of business which operate in international trade are examined, including commercial agency. Issues particularly applicable to international trade are key areas on the course, such as international carriage of goods, international banking and payment protection, such as documentary credits, protection of intellectual property, competition laws, dispute resolution and enforcement.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN30062 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 4
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.