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Undergraduate Course: Theoretical Foundations of International Business: Course B (BUST10047)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.bus.ed.ac.uk/programmes/ugpc.html Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to provide an understanding of business-government relations in the industrialised and the industrialising world. Students will be acquiring knowledge as to the environment in which International Business functions and will be learning key concepts that are required for the courses that are a follow on to this option.

The course begins with an assessment as to the impact of globalisation on the world economy and the driving forces / pull factors that have led to this advancement. An assessment of the role of the state and business and their degree of interaction / interdependence is undertaken. The different approaches and systems within countries will be examined and the development of competition and regulation to ensure the success of liberalisation/ privatisation programmes will be assessed. Lastly the course ends with an appraisal as to the policies required to attain and sustain competitiveness at a national level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A (BUST08008) OR International Business and the Multinational Enterprise 2B (BUST08009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements The above courses are preferred pre-requisites but students who have not taken either of these course are welcome to take the option after discussing this with the course organiser.
Additional Costs None.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Business Studies/Management courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.


Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5; 7-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Friday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5; 7-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Friday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The objective of the course is to provide an understanding and appreciation of the following concepts:
& The impact of globalisation
& Market state relations
& Government regulation of business / competition policy
& Trade and investment liberalisation / the role of FDI
& Determinants of national competitiveness

Cognitive Skills;
On completion of the course students should:
a) Demonstrate that they can present material on the impact of globalisation and the consequences for market state relations.
b) Demonstrate that they understand competition and industrial policy in the global economy.

Key Skills;
On completion of the course students should:
a) Demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast economic and business systems in the global economy.
b) Demonstrate their ability to analyse policy choices that impact on national competitiveness.
Assessment Information
The course is assessed by final examination only (100%).

Visiting Student Variant Assessment
As this course is 100% exam based then the alternative assessment for a VUG student who is here in Semester 1 only is as follows:
[Please note that any VUG student who is here for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 follows the normal examination procedure for this course and is not allowed to take the alternative assessment option.]

Two elements of assessment (e.g. essay, project) will account for the overall assessment. Each will be worth 50% and it will be a minimum of 3,000 words to a maximum of 5,000 words for each essay.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsTFIB
Contacts
Course organiserMr Alan Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3804
Email: Alan.C.Brown@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Paul Kydd
Tel: (0131 6)50 3824
Email: Paul.Kydd@ed.ac.uk
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