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Postgraduate Course: Outward Investment from Emerging Markets (CMSE11112)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is aimed to provide students with an overview of the scholarly conventions on outward investment from emerging markets. It also aims to provide students with an appreciation of additional complexities and challenges of international business for firms from emerging economies. The course covers a wide range of materials relating to major emerging markets with the major focus on major emerging economies (BRICs $ Brazil, Russia, India and China)

The course is divided into ten sessions on some of the general issues driving outward investment from emerging markets, including development strategy, government policy, global economic integration, geographical distribution of FDI, global competitiveness and global business revolution, entry strategy at firm level and challenges for both firms and governments of developing economies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
> understand specific issues associated with globalisation and development strategy for emerging economies;
> explain specific features and business environment of major emerging markets;
> summarise major changes in the world economy and patterns of outflows of FDI from emerging markets;
> identify challenges that firms and governments in the developing countries are facing in the era of global business evolution;
> evaluate appropriate entry strategies for firms operating in international markets.

Assessment Information
The assessment methods for the course consist of two parts:
(1) Group presentation which counts for 20% of the total mark; and
(2) Individual assignment which counts for 80% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Ling Liu
Tel: (0131 6)51 1429
Email: Ling.Liu@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3757
Email: Rachel.Allan@ed.ac.uk
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