BUSU9IB: International Business

Semester: Autumn

Level: 10

Credit Value: 20

Module Coordinator: Staff, Management, Work & Organisation Division

Contact Hours: 30 hours

Assessment: 50% coursework (25% presentation and discussion of topic outline, 25% essay) and 50% two hour examination

The international dimension of business and management is ubiquitous. Because of the importance of International Business for all individuals who plan to have careers in business of any kind this is a required module for students taking a Business Studies degree.


The module aims to transfer knowledge and develop skills related to the macro and micro economic, political and social issues currently affecting the international business community.


Key objectives of the module are:

  • to study organisations, their management and the changing International Business environment;
  • to provide an international perspective essential to many of today’s careers in business and management; and
  • to enhance cognitive and intellectual skills and personal development.

Learning Outcomes:

The key learning outcomes are:

  • to familiarise students with the key theories and ideas in the field of International Business;
  • to begin to develop understanding of business practices in international contexts;
  • to place key business topics such as strategy, HRM and marketing, firmly in their global and regional contexts;
  • to provide a firm foundation for more specialised and advanced treatment of comparative business organisation and practice.


This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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