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International Business

Overview

The aim of this course is to provide you with an insight into the theories of international trade and investment and the practice of firms operating across international borders.

The internationalisation of national economies and business operations, and other international aspects of society have become a major development in the late twentieth century and have triggered off processes which are likely to continue in the new millennium.

During your studies of this course, you will enhance your understanding of the processes and mechanisms of internationalisation and their impact on organisations operating in national and international markets.

The course will help you to understand developments in the environment that have influenced the internationalisation of business and will enable you to think strategically and develop and design creative and appropriate strategies to respond to international pressures and challenges.

 

Modules

Unit 1

Globalisation, Regional Integration and Nation States

Unit 2

International Trade: Theory, Policy and the Trading Firm

Unit 3

Foreign Direct Investment

Unit 4

Strategy and Structure in International Business

Unit 5

Business Operations: Manufacturing, Materials Management, R&D and Marketing

Unit 6

Business Operations: HRM, Accounting and Financial Management

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Course Text

For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:

Hill C W L (1999) International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, third edition, Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.

The aim of this course is to provide you with an insight into the theories of international trade and investment and the practice of firms operating across international borders.

The internationalisation of national economies and business operations, and other international aspects of society have become a major development in the late twentieth century and have triggered off processes which are likely to continue in the new millennium.

During your studies of this course, you will enhance your understanding of the processes and mechanisms of internationalisation and their impact on organisations operating in national and international markets.

The course will help you to understand developments in the environment that have influenced the internationalisation of business and will enable you to think strategically and develop and design creative and appropriate strategies to respond to international pressures and challenges.

 

Modules

Unit 1

Globalisation, Regional Integration and Nation States

Unit 2

International Trade: Theory, Policy and the Trading Firm

Unit 3

Foreign Direct Investment

Unit 4

Strategy and Structure in International Business

Unit 5

Business Operations: Manufacturing, Materials Management, R&D and Marketing

Unit 6

Business Operations: HRM, Accounting and Financial Management

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Course Text

For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:

Hill C W L (1999) International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, third edition, Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.

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