Skip to main content Skip to navigation

IB93P - International Business

  • Module code: IB93P
  • Module name: International Business
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Develop a critical awareness of major issues and problems associated with the development of international business strategy; Gain an understanding of major trends in globalisation and the factors influencing international investment; Develop the capacity to critically evaluate ideas about the internationalisation process together with an awareness of the problems of formulating and implementing successful international business strategies; Develop an ability to understand and apply concepts and skills relevant to the problems of managing overseas operations.

Principal learning outcomes

"Subject Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to apply concepts and skills relevant to, the problems of managing and understanding overseas operations; To be able to relate different theories and to identify their main contributions and weaknesses; Develop an understanding of the way companies are governed and for whose benefit and how this differs internationally; Understand the importance of knowledge transfer and innovation in MNE. Cognitive Skills: Show critical analytical skills; Appreciate the cognitive structures widely shared by people in a particular company and how they relate to the prevailing management structures; Be able to perform in-depth analysis of case studies and academic literature; To develop the ability to define, frame and solve corporate problems. Subject-Specific / Professional Skills: Be able to connect theoretical work with application to business problems and links to corporate performance; Be able to view business problems from the perspective of the parent and host management of a multinational company. Key Skills: Ability to present ideas and support them using empirical and/or theoretical work; Problem solving skills through individual and group case analysis; Ability to work and make decisions in teams. "

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours: 30 hours. Lectures per week: 20 hours. Seminars per week: 10 hours Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 5 days (Taught in one week). Other: Syndicate Group Work: 25 hours. Reading and class preparation time:30 hours. Private Study: 25 hours. Assessment preparation: 40 hours "

Departmental link

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB93P-10)
A (Assessed work only) Individual assignment (2000 words) 80%
  Group presentation 20%
15 CATS (Module code: IB93P-15)
A (Assessed work only) Individual assignment (2500 words) 80%
  Group presentation 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate International Business (N120) - Year 1
Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Finance and Accounting) (N1A8) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Marketing) (N1B0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Business (Leadership) (N1C1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Accounting & Finance) (N1C2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught (Financial Management) (N1C3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Management (N2N1) - Year 1