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BU5579: INTERNATIONALISATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

International Business is a wide-ranging subject that includes economic, political, cultural and technological facets. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the complexities of international business management by examining how the global environment and our understanding of these affect management within an international context.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Yanghong Hu

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc International Business Management or MSc Global Health and Management
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Key topics include: The nature and importance of international business –the historical patterns of international business and management, the role and importance of international trade, and the dimensions of international business studies. Comparative business environments – the political and economic environments and their impacts on business activities International business strategies and operations – the issues in international location decisions, entry strategies and development Organisational changes and international management – the different organisational structures and organisation in


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University week33
  • 10 Seminars during University week34
  • 3 Seminars during University week35
  • 2 Tutorials during University week34

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group simulation performance assessment (10%)

1000-word Group Report (30%)

Individual MCQ quiz (10%)

2500-word Individual Essay (50%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

For failed individual element: 3000-word individual essay (60%)

For failed group element: 1500-word individual essay (40%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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