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Undergraduate Course: Business Strategies for International Growth (BUST10122)

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 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.
Course description Not entered
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
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCourse equivalents to International Business: Globalisation and Trade 2Ah; International Business and the Multinational Enterprise 2Bh
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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

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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsBSIG
Contacts
Course organiserDr Tanja Kontinen
Tel: (0131 6)51 5582
Email: v1tkonti@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3825
Email: Sara.Dennison@ed.ac.uk
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