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Course Overview

This level 2 course is a part of the Undergraduate Business Management programme in Qatar. International Business by necessity spans a number of discipline subject areas and as such it is difficult to locate its boundaries precisely. However, the topic covers a set of ever changing issues and relationships that affect both individuals (whether as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs etc.) and organisations (whether governmental, Not-for-profit, or commercial), and in this course it will be studied from these different perspectives. It should also be noted that whilst study in the international business area has its origins in economics (trade and finance), and these aspects still contribute to our understanding of the globalising world, study will also include the increasingly significant organisational and cultural areas.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No

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  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

This course will cover topic areas in International Business including: Patterns and trends in international business; internationalisation process; Theory and practice of international business (absolute and comparative advantage, barriers to trade, trade blocks, trade institutions); PESTEL in the international environment;  Socio-cultural environment; Contemporary issues in international business (e.g. supply chain ethics, country of origin effects etc.); etc.  The course is delivered in semester 2 and is assessed though three pieces of coursework: a group coursework element; an individual coursework element; and an exam.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group E-Poster and a Written Accompanying Note of 1000 words (40%) – Week 6

Individual Essay of 2000 words (60%) – Week 11

Alternative Resit Assessment

2,000-word Individual Essay 100%

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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