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Undergraduate International Business 2021-2022

IN1001: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS 1

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

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.

IN1501: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT FOR BUSINESS 2

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

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.

IN2002: BIG DATA IN OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

This course uses four interrelated topics as foci to study 0perations in international business and management. It starts addressing the value chain then it covers energy security and sustainability, the knowledge economy and the underpinnings of big data analyses.

IN2502: BIG DATA IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

This course will provide an introduction to data analytics and machine learning (often summarised as Big Data) and its applications in international business. The course will explore recent trends in green finance and FINTECH, which are based on data analytics and recent advances in machine learning.

IN3001: BEING AN INTERNATIONAL MANAGER I

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course provides the theoretical structure to bring together the learning of 1st and 2nd year courses placing the students as International Manager. Being an International Manager I looks in depth into the theoretical concepts of international business and prepares them to the more experiential subsequent course entitled Being an International Manager II.

IN3501: BEING AN INTERNATIONAL MANAGER II

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

This course uses four interrelated topics to illustrate how to be an International Manager. The course integrates the concepts covered in Being an International Manager I from the viewpoint of the manager and the challenge she/he faces as well as the implication for the manager taking a more applied and embodied viewpoint. In other words, while Being an International Manager I address what is international business Being an International Manager II responds how to be an International Manager

IN4001: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS I

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course uses student led learning where the lecturer will act as a guide and students will take the lead developing research projects. Below, there is a range of contemporary topics offered in the course from which students will need to choose, develop the topic and present their findings to the rest of the cohort. For example, lecture session could be used for presentations and tutorial session could be used to coach the students in their research. This course is complementary to Contemporary Issues in International Business II and it may be the case that a topic used in this course is expanded subsequently. 

IN4001: BEING AN INTERNATIONAL MANAGER I

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course provides the theoretical structure to bring together the learning of 1st and 2nd year courses placing the students as International Manager. Being an International Manager I looks in depth into the theoretical concepts of international business and prepares them to the more experiential subsequent course titled Being an International Manager II.

IN4501: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS II

15 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course uses student led learning where the lecturer will act as a guide and students will take the lead developing research projects. Based on a range of contemporary topics students will need to choose, develop the topic and present their findings to the rest of the cohort. For example, lecture session could be used for presentations and tutorial session could be used to coach the students in their research. This course is complementary to Contemporary Issues in International Business I1 and it may be the case that a topic used in this course is expanded subsequently. 

IN4501: BEING AN INTERNATIONAL MANAGER II

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course uses four interrelated topics to illustrate how to be an International Manager. The course integrates the concepts covered in Being an International Manager I from the viewpoint of the manager and the challenge she/he faces as well as the implication for the manager taking a more applied and embodied viewpoint. In other words, while Being an International Manager I addresses what international business is, Being an International Manager II responds how to be an International Manager.

IN4502: DISSERTATION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

Students in this course conduct independent research under the guidance of a supervisor. They can select their own dissertation topic or choose one of a range of topics offered by staff within Business Management. Students undertake a qualitative and/or quantitative piece of empirical research and produce a dissertation at the end of the process. This course provides them with an opportunity to develop a range of generic and research-specific skills including critical thinking, argumentation, writing, time management, review of literature, research design, and data analysis.

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