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International Business and Economic Development


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Professor Xiaming Liu
  • Assessment: a two-hour examination (100%)

Module description

The aims of this module are to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct business and policy analysis of the roles of international trade, foreign direct investment, cross-border collaborative arrangements and international institutions in the process of economic growth and development.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Analysis of the relationship between international business and economic development
  • Impact of international organisations such as the WTO and IMF on economic development
  • Technology transfer and spillover from international business
  • International business between developed and emerging economies
  • Comparative study of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to demonstrate the application of the business and policy analysis through practical examples and statistical data comparisons of economic development experiences in the presence of international business.