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ES93N - Global Business Environment

  • Module code: ES93N
  • Module name: Global Business Environment
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Business organisations do not exist in a vacuum. Their decisions and actions take place in a dynamic and often turbulent environment, within which many different external factors impact upon their performance. This module focuses upon key business decisions in the global economic environment which can present both opportunities and threats to an organisation.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, successful participants will be able to: Critically assess how far markets for goods and services are global and why some are not; Understand and critically evaluate how the commercial decisions of a business in one country are influenced by the actions of businesses in another country; Critically discuss how governments and international institutions promote or impede globalisation; Critical appraise how globalisation impacts on a firms decision as to what price it should set for its products and how it impacts on sourcing decisions for raw materials and components; Understand and be able to explain the basis of how increased competition affects firm decisions on what to make themselves or buy in from external suppliers; Critically Assess the basis of a firms choice as to whether they should try and beat the competition or avoid them.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/structure/modules/gb/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES93N-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Supply Chain and Logistics Management (awarded jointly with Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (H7BG) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Engineering Business Management (H1P2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P7) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (India) (H1PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught International Technology Management (H1PU) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Service Management and Design (H1Y8) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Engineering and Logistics (H1ZC) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Supply Engineering and Logistics (H1ZG) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Enterprise Integration Management (H6C1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Process Industry Business Management (H7A9) - Year 1
  • Taught Postgraduate Manufacturing Systems Engineering (H7P0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering (H7P5) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Process Business Management (H7P8) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Process Business Management (H7PB) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Process Business Management (H7PC) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Home Fees) (H7PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Overseas and Self-Financing) (H7PE) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (Russia) (H7PV) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (Cyprus) (H7PX) - Year 1