Undergraduate Course: International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A (BUST08008)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will examine different types of foreign market entry strategy; the world trade regime and the various elements that comprise this environment eg. EU/ NAFTA; and issues in International Finance, Management, Production and Labour.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Business Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay = 25%; one degree exam = 75%; resit exam = 100%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (April/May Sem 1 resits only)||International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A||2:00|
| The IBGT course is devoted to an analysis of the global business environment, concentrating particularly on the world trading system including the increasingly important role played by the international financial institutions. The IBGT course, focusing more on macro-economic business patterns, processes and institutions, provides the basis for the IBMNE which looks more at the micro-level and the individual firm in a global business environment.
Specifically, the course team aims to introduce you to:
. the processes behind the globalisation of the world economy tempered by an understanding of the way in which economic, political and cultural diversity persists, and constrains the homogenisation of consumer behaviour;
. the importance and dynamics of the world trading system for global economic development and international business;
. the significance of trade for the major world economies, shifts in their competitive advantages and the threats to free trade;
. the significance of MNE for investment, employment and the physical environment at the nation state level.
|Strongly recommended for purchase|
International Business compiled by Alan Brown & Stephen Harwood (2013, 3rd edition).
Hill C. (2006), International Business (Competing in the Global Marketplace), 6th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Czinkota, M.R. & Kotabe, M. (1998), Trends in International Business: Critical Perspectives, Blackwell.
Dicken, P. (2007), Global Shift: Mapping the contours of the world economy, 5th edition, Sage.
Kotler, P. (2000), Marketing Management, Prentice Hall.
Vernon-Wortzel, H. & Wortzel, L.H. (1995/1997), Global Strategic Management: The Essentials, 2nd or 3rd edition, Wiley.
Bartlett, C.A. & Ghoshol, S. (1999), Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Reading in Cross-Border Management, 2nd edition, Irwin.
Dunning, J.H. (1988), Explaining International Production, Unwin Hyman.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus tutorials (1 hour per week for 8 weeks)
|Course organiser||Mr Alan Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3804
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3825
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