- Module code: IB93P
- Module name: International Business
- Department: Warwick Business School
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
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 "
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: IB93P-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Individual assignment (2500 words)||80%|
|Group presentation and case write-up||20%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate International Business (N120) - Year 1
- Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 2
- Postgraduate Business (Leadership) (N1C1) - Year 1