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

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
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-requisitesIt is RECOMMENDED that students have passed International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2A (BUST08008) OR
International Business and the Multinational Enterprise 2B (BUST08009) equivalents.

Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.bus.ed.ac.uk/programmes/ugpc.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsTFIB
Contacts
Course organiserMr Alan Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3804
Email: Alan.C.Brown@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Margot Morton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5251
Email: Margot.Morton@ed.ac.uk
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