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IN1501: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS 2 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the external global context in which businesses operate. It explores the political, economic, sociocultural, technological, ethical and market influences on business. It also explores how businesses interact to the global environment through innovation, strategy, operations and marketing.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Allan Sim

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

  • One of Master Of Arts In International Business or Master Of Business In International Business or Master Of Business In International Business With Gaelic or Master Of Business In International Business With French or Master Of Business In International Business With German or Master Of Arts In International Business With Spanish or Master Of Business In International Business With Spanish or Master Of Arts In International Business With Gaelic or Master Of Arts In International Business With French or Master Of Arts In International Business With German or Master Of Arts In International Business With Mandarin or Master Of Business In International Business With Mandarin
  • 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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces you to the external global context in which businesses operate through four key themes:

  • Challenges of Globalization
  • Environmental Challenges
  • Taming External Challenges
  • Facing the Challenges

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 27 Feedback Weeks 29

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Feedback

The online assessment MCQ consists of a short choice test early in the half-session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 36

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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe political and economic environment and globalization
ConceptualUnderstandThe pest and pestle models
ConceptualUnderstandTechnology and innovation
ConceptualUnderstandThe cultural context of business
ConceptualUnderstandBusiness ethics and corporate social responsibility
ProceduralUnderstandBasic ideas of business strategy
ConceptualUnderstandHow the business environment influences the marketing and operations functions

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