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International Joint Ventures


This module will provide an understanding of the reasons why joint ventures and other collaborative associations now form an increasingly important part of business and commercial activity. It will identify the many types of collaborative ventures now in common use and provide guidelines on the selection of the most appropriate formats to suit particular business needs. The module will also provide an overview of the practical, cultural, legal and financial aspects of joint ventures which can be critical in ensuring successful project implementation..


Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Understand the language of joint ventures and collaborations and identify the various types of collaboration used in business
  • Examine strategically the benefits and risks of collaboration, both for the business community as a whole and for their own organisation
  • Appreciate the need for structured plans and control procedures throughout both the development and implementation phases of collaborative ventures
  • Have a general understanding of the key financial and legal aspects of collaboration ventures
  • Have an awareness of the need for negotiating and project development skills based on realistic syndicate exercises


  • Collaboration Strategy
  • Concepts and types of collaborative venture
  • Joint venture management
  • Practical and cultural aspects
  • Legal and financial aspects
  • Case studies
  • Negotiation and Joint Venture exercises


4000 word assignment (70% weighting) and group presentation (30% weighting)


1 week (including 20 hours of lectures, 1 hour of demonstration and 12 hours of prectical classes)