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MN20208: Foundations for international business

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 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Exam (EX 70% - 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 MN10006 OR ( take ES10002 AND take MN10311 )
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-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 3)

* 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.