Postgraduate Course: Current Debates in International Business and Emerging Markets (CMSE11136)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Common Courses (Management School)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course takes the form of a series of weekly workshops and serves two fundamental purposes. The first is to give students the opportunity to discuss and debate some key issues in understanding international business and emerging markets (including analyses of highly relevant case studies). The second is to give them an opportunity to develop their debating skills and, by exposing them to a variety of viewpoints, help them develop a higher level of appreciation for the complexity of the issues than could be gained from merely reading textbooks and articles.
The course will complement the other two first semester core courses, International Trade & Business Strategy and Developing Knowledge-Based Businesses in Emerging Economies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills
On completion of the course students will be expected to have acquired:
* An appreciation of the complexity of international business and emerging market issues beyond that which can be found in textbooks.
* Skills in the analysis of business cases
* An understanding of how the development of emerging markets has affected the evolution of thought on international business and trade
Cognitive abilities and non-subject specific skills
On completion of the course work students should be able to:
* Prepare and carry out a debate on a controversial issue.
* Communicate analyses and conclusions clearly and persuasively in a debate format
On completion of the course work students should have:
* Demonstrated the ability to develop a persuasive argument
* Demonstrated the ability to learning from each other in group situations in the preparation of debates and case studies.
|- individual position paper for in-class debate (weeks 2, 4, 8, 11): 50%|
- group critique / discussion paper on case study or paper related to the discussion topic, 600 words (sessions 5, 7, 9, 10): 50%
|Course organiser||Mr Alan Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3804
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3757
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