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IN4001: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS I (2021-2022)

Last modified: 03 Mar 2022 14:55


Course Overview

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. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Juan Ignacio Canales Manns

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 uses sixteen topics that describe key issues in international business to encourage students to research them using both a theoretical and a practical approach. Contemporary Issues in International Business I invite students to choose a topic and research it in depth and to present their results to the cohort of International Business Students. This course is complementary to Contemporary Issues in International Business II and as such students may carry on with the same topic or choose a different topic. Students are encouraged to use an applied approach to the concepts learned in years 1-4 in describing and illustrating the implications for international business 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 14, 17 - 19
  • 3 Seminars during University weeks 15 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10 - 16

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Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Presentation and discussion in lectures of one of the key topics of the course.

Individual feedback plus generic class feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseIdentify and integrate theories and disciplines used in international business.
ReflectionEvaluateIdentify and develop leadership skills required in international business.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

Individual feedback plus generic class feedback.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionApplyIdentify and explain key questions facing international business in the global economy and the appropriate empirical evidence surrounding these issues.
ReflectionCreateReflect and determine area of specialisation critically aware of the different disciplines in business.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionApplyIdentify and explain key questions facing international business in the global economy and the appropriate empirical evidence surrounding these issues.
ReflectionEvaluateIdentify and develop leadership skills required in international business.
ReflectionCreateReflect and determine area of specialisation critically aware of the different disciplines in business.
ConceptualAnalyseIdentify and integrate theories and disciplines used in international business.

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