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Learning outcomes: On completion of this module participants will have the knowledge and skill to
- understand and research the roles and functions of the European institutions/agencies in the development and implementation of EU policies;
- navigate and critically select primary, academic and complementary sources;
- establish the relationships between the European Union institutions/agencies and the business environment;
- consider the evolving form and influence of European Union policies on European and international business; and
- evaluate the impact of European Union policies on specific industries and companies.
This module will
i. briefly review the foundation of the European Union and its evolution into a major regional player in the world of international business;
ii. identify the institutional players (e.g. the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Parliament , the Court of Justice of the European Union) who make the key decisions and monitor the European Unions legal and policy impact;
iii. explore policy fields including the internal market for goods and services, international trade, investment, competition, economic and monetary union, climate/environment, labour/equality;
iv. investigate the interplay between business and EU policies (as mentioned above) through examples drawn from a variety of sectors including food/drink, transport (rail, air, road and sea), pharmaceutical, finance/banking, digital services.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: individual – research and write a case study on a specific EU legislative policy, chosen from a selection provided, with specific reference to the impact on a company or industry sector.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: small group (max 3 students) - presentation and research report||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be available in respect to both assignments to group/class and individual students i. as an ungraded formative feedback on outlines of assignments and sources and ii. following the issuing of provisional grades (assignment 1) and final formal grades (assignment 2).