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Undergraduate Course: Business Strategies for International Growth (BUST10122)

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 None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is an advanced course in international business and focuses on discussing the internationalisation of entrepreneurial firms (SMEs). The course provides an opportunity for participants to consolidate, broaden, integrate and put into practice an understanding of theory and practice in international business in different contexts. It develops and puts into practice participants┐ conceptual understanding of international business. The theories studied in the course are among others: the Uppsala internationalisation model, Network model of internationalisation, International new venture theory and social capital theory.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A (BUST08008) AND International Business and the Multinational Enterprise 2B (BUST08009)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCourse equivalents to International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2Ah; International Business and the Multinational Enterprise 2Bh
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 20 %
No Exam Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students will:
- understand the most important features behind different internationalization pathways taken by entrepreneurial firms
- be able to describe, compare, criticize and apply the most important theories and explanatory frameworks for firm internationalization
- be able to understand features related to strategic planning in the context of firm internationalization
- be aware of international opportunity recognition and social capital in the context of internationalization
- be able to understand and apply the findings of scientific articles
- be able to solve cases
- improve their written and oral communication skills

Assessment Information
Group oral presentation 20%; Group case presentation 20%; Final degree exam 60%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list The course relies on a selection of textbook chapters and case studies. The core textbook for the course is:

Grant, Robert, M. (2013), Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Combined Text and Cases. 8th ed. Blackwell. Paperback.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsBSIG
Contacts
Course organiserDr Tanja Kontinen
Tel: (0131 6)51 5582
Email: Tanja.Kontinen@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3825
Email: Sara.Dennison@ed.ac.uk
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