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IN1001: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS 1 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course investigates the big issues and key questions facing international business in a global economy and seeks explanations using a variety of real world tools, models and concepts. Issues covered include technology and automation, innovation and the networked economy, scarcity and choice, globalisation, inequality, the firm (its owners, managers, employees and customers), markets and public policy, financial instability and environmental issues.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Professor David McCausland

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

This course investigates the big issues and key questions facing international business in a global economy and seeks explanations using a variety of real world tools, models and concepts. Issues covered include technology and automation, innovation and the networked economy, scarcity and choice, globalisation, inequality, the firm (its owners, managers, employees and customers), markets and public policy, financial instability and environmental issues. This innovative course is designed around the use of materials from the global CORE project – an open-source collaboration of hundreds of global scholars. Each part of the course begins with a question and looks at the real world evidence. Then models are used to help understand what is observed. These are then critically evaluated to assess how well they explain the evidence and provide insight into the issue. This course gives an exciting introduction to contemporary issues, ideas and debated facing international business in a global economy.

This course will enable students to develop the tools needed to provide insight into a range of contemporary and historical issues from around the world. Students will be encouraged to investigate some of the interesting questions facing international business in a global economy. They will first look at the evidence and then build models that can help understand what they see in the real world. Students will then be guided how to critically evaluate how successfully these tools and models have explained the evidence and how well they have yielded answers to the issues faced. They will develop their understanding of economic decision making, relationships and interactions in the global economy, how markets work and fail, the challenges arising from globalisation (trade, migration, and investment), environmental sustainability, and innovation and technology. At the end of the course students will be able to understand key issues facing international business in a global economy and be able to critically assess how policy makers seek to address these issues using an appropriate evidence base.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Video Presentation (50%)

Case Study (50%)

 

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Formative feedback will be provided through interaction in lectures and via tutorial discussion. Summative feedback will be given in written form for the case study and the video presentation.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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