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MN30447: Antitrust & strategy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MN10006 or take MN10070 or take MN50169
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to encourage students to critically analyse broad legal and economic implications of corporate strategies by examining antitrust/anti-competitive cases. By the end of this unit, students should have developed a wider understanding of how certain business practices or strategies would be influenced by the anti-trust regulation and how/why such regulatory practices may be justified on economic efficiency grounds.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, students should have an enhanced appreciation of law and the economic issues of antitrust cases and should be able to analyse the competitive and regulatory environment of a case or an industry and its implications for business strategies and competition policy in the wider context. Students should have also developed the reasoning and communication skills required for future business managers, consultants and lawyers in dealing with business strategies and antitrust cases.

Critical and analytical thinking, and an appreciation of the practical application of the theoretical concepts. Ability to communicate the understanding and the outcome of the analysis in non-academic styles for lay audiences. (F/A).

1. The objectives of competition policy
2. Industry structure, collusion and welfare
3. Collusion detection and remedy
4. Market dominance
5. Merger analysis
Other content may vary from year-to-year to accommodate notable contemporary issues, but is likely to include:
6. Tying and exclusion
7. Vertical restraints
8. Networks
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30447 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • 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

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* 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.