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MN20082: European business environment: European integration & legal structure

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
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 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 20%)
  • Exam (EX 80%)
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
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand the legal impacts of European integration illustrated by particular reference to:
* The framework and principles of the European Union;
* The "four freedoms" in the context of member states, businesses and individuals;
* The implications of European measures on environmental protection and the impact on policy and the business environment;
* The context of human rights within Europe, with reference to the European Convention of Human Rights and case law.

Learning Outcomes:
Students taking this course unit will achieve a broad basic understanding of the structure, development, remit and main policies within Europe. Including the structure and purposes of the European Union and how they are manifested in law in respect of the "four Freedoms". Students will also understand the wider implications of EU policy both within the EU and Europe in general as illustrated by human rights protection of citizens of signatory states of the European Convention and developments regarding environmental protection within Europe generally.

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 web resources (facilitated); understanding of broader ethical implications of policies (taught and assessed).

The content of this unit will cover: the EU treaty base; EU institutions and decision-making; trade and competition; the single European market and the single currency; the European persepctive and requirements relating to human rights and environmental protection.
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. The Convention on Human Rights will be analysed focussing on case law for specific rights. European policy and measures to protect the environment will be examined both within the EU and in the EU's international perspective.
Before taking this module you must take MN10079 OR ( take MN10311 AND take ES10002 )
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20082 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • 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)