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On completing this module you will be expected to be able to:
1. Understand and apply the theories and tools discussed in this module to explain how and why the business environments of the world’s countries differ and influence one another;
2. Identify the practical challenges and opportunities resulting from these differences and interdependencies for businesses;
3. Identify, analyse and communicate efficiently the main contextual and managerial issues involved in practical implementation of an international business decision;
4. Draw upon insights from practitioner-oriented readings in the area of international business.
*Introduction and module overview
*Globalization and de-globalization
*The macro environment 1: Political, economic, and legal environments
*The macro environment 2: Ethics and cultural environment
*The macro environment 3: Financial environments and monetory management
*Understanding emerging market
*Basic theories about international trade and investment
*Strategy and opportunity assessment
*International expansion 1: Exporting and sourcing, marketing in the global firm
*International expansion 2: FDI and collaborative ventures
*International expansion 3: Licensing, franchising, and other contractual strategies
*Guest talk: Africa and Global Business
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: 1. We will analyse 1-2 mini business cases weekly, totally 15 cases.
2. 2 groups might discuss the same case given the class size.
3. Remediation for extenuating cirumstances is provided by week 12.
|Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: 1. Students are required to read materials and attend the class.
2. In-class quiz is provided weekly for 10 weeks. Each quiz weighs for 2.
3. Remediation for extenuating circumstances is provided.
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: 2-hour exam with short questions and a mini-case analysis.
Questions are similar to group case questions in terms of challenge level.
Can be online or paper exam depending on regulation change.
|2 hour End of Trimester Exam||Yes||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Feedback during the semester: 1. As groups will discuss their cases week by week, students will have opportunities to see how different groups address the same cases and questions. All students are welcomed to ask and answer questions to enhance in-class learning if time permitting. The purpose is to extend theoretical views across various dicisplines. 2. For unaddressed questions in class, students may ask the lecturer immeditely after the class or before the next class if time permitting, or write emails. For common issues, the module coordinator will send the announcement to all classes. 3. Weekly quiz will be graded automatically immediately. Quiz review will be available from the next Monday. 4. Group case will be feedbacked by lecturers via the system in terms how to better address questions. Grade will be provided via the gradebook. 5. Weekly office hour is provided for any questions by week 12. Final exam feedback: 1. If online exam, a student may contact his/her lecturer to review and discuss the answers. 2. If paper exam, a student may review his/her exam script first and discuss any discrepency. Thereafter, the student may follow university regulation.
|Mr Bernard Faughey||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 15:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Fri 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 3||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Fri 11:00 - 12:50|