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International Business


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor and tutor: Dr Sara Chaudhry
  • Assessment: a 3000-word essay (100%)

Module description

In this module we introduce you to the study of international business. We will consider the contexts that determine the success and failure of firms around the globe, focusing on formal institutions (political, economic and legal systems), informal institutions (culture, religion and languages), the resources of companies, the various modes of international business, and European and global integration.

Indicative syllabus

  • Globalising business
  • Formal institutions: political, economic and legal systems
  • Informal institutions: culture, religion and languages
  • Firms resources: competitiveness and growth
  • Trading internationally
  • Investing abroad birectly
  • Exchange rates
  • European integration
  • Global integration and multilateral organisations