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IB818 - International Business

  • Module code: IB818
  • Module name: International Business
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The main aim is to build on participants’ knowledge of the global economic and business environment and link this to strategies for managing in changing global contexts. Key questions are: How do changes in this environment affect the ways in which companies do business and managers manage across borders? How should firms and individual managers respond (in theory)? How can they respond (in practice)? Topics will include: the drivers and processes of internationalisation, cross-cultural management challenges, the assessment of overseas investment opportunities and the specific challenges of emerging markets.

Principal learning outcomes

"Subject knowledge and understanding: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main theories explaining patterns, processes and practices of internationalisation; 2. Select an apply specific analytical frameworks from a range of approaches that help solve common international management problems; 3. Critically assess the sources of relative national comparative advantage and how these relate to the competitive advantages of multinational firms; 4. Demonstrate an understanding of how global economic government institutions act as important influences on the strategic options facing international firms; 5. Recommend an international corporate strategy and an appropriate global organisation structure; 6. Develop and manage global innovation networks. Key skills: 7. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses, and the threats and opportunities, for a firm in a particular global industry context; 8. Apply country analysis and investment risk appraisal techniques; 9. Conduct online research into changing opportunities for international business investment and restructuring 10. Demonstrate developed presentation and teamwork skills. Cognitive Skills: 11. Critically appraise and appropriately select analytical frameworks (e.g. those which explain and predict country investment (FDI) attractiveness. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills; 12. Perform a country analysis and develop a market-entry strategy; 13. Develop a greater knowledge of emerging markets."

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 10.5 hours (plus 6 optional); Lectures per week: 10.5 hours (plus 6 optional); Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 10 months; Other: Distance learning plus 1.5 days intensive face-to-face teaching.

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB818-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) 2500 word Assignment 70%
  2000 word Online Group Report 30%
A2 (Assessed work only) Individual Assignment (3000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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