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MN20603: International market development and trade

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 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (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 MN10569
While taking this module you must take MN20604
In taking this module you cannot take MN20208 OR take MN30085
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with an understanding of international trade and market development and their implications on both nations and companies.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should have a theoretical understanding of the motivations for and implications of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) at both country and firm levels.
Appreciate the process involved with trading activity and how firms may execute FDI.
Be able to rationalise why and how certain aspects of the value chain may be located in overseas markets and the balance of considerations that need to be taken into account when doing so.

Intellectual skills: analytical skills, evaluation, presentation of a balanced argument with supporting evidence. (F, A)
Professional Practical skills: active listening, considered quality questioning and responses (F).
Transferable/ Key skills: independent research, ability to appreciate multiple perspectives on issues, managing teams (F, A).

Theories of international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI). The political economy of trade and FDI, implications of regional economic integration on trade and investment activity. Entry mode choice, international business operations.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20603 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 2)

MN20603 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 2)