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MN20208: Foundations for international business

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
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: CW 30%, EX 70%
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
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with an introductory course in international business and imbue students with an appreciation for the complexity of the international socio-political, legal environment businesses have to operate in when operating across national borders. To educate future managers and policymakers about the implications of working in a multinational environment and the interdependency between business activities and economic activities in nations.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should be able to:
* Articulate the business and economic impact of socio-political, legal and cultural differences;
* Understand the patterns of international trade underlying internationalised business activity and relate them to theoretical frameworks;
* Acknowledge some of the impacts trade activity has on both host and home nations;
* Appreciate the range of motivations for such activity and various modes of conducting them.

Intellectual skills: analytical skills, evaluation, presentation of a balanced argument with supporting evidence.
Transferable/ Key skills: independent research, project writing, bibliography compiling, ability to appreciate multiple perspectives on issues.
Both are facilitated and assessed.

The course will: cover theories of trade, political, economic, legal, cultural and ethical considerations when operating across borders, the organisational strategy and structure and modes of foreign-market entry and global production and outsourcing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20208 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 3

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* 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.