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Unit information: International Business Management in 2022/23

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Unit name International Business Management
Unit code EFIM20003
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Barwinski
Open unit status Not open
Units you must take before you take this one (pre-requisite units)

None

Units you must take alongside this one (co-requisite units)

None

Units you may not take alongside this one

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School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Unit Information

International Business (IB) seeks to illuminate students’ understanding of the contemporary IB issues and challenges posed to managers and organization operating across national borders. The unit will be highly interactive and will cover issues such as the role of multinationals and foreign entry strategies. The units will also provide opportunity for students to develop their analytical and transferable skills. By the end of the unit, students would have developed the skills to critically evaluate issues and challenges facing organizations operating across national borders.

Your learning on this unit

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • The capacity to contribute to the development and review of international business strategy.
  • The skills to evaluate critically functional activities of international business organizations.
  • A deeper understanding of international business and cross-cultural management issues.
  • Acquired analytical and transferable skills through written and oral presentations.

How you will learn

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities.

How you will be assessed

15 minute Group presentation (30%) submitted as video presentations. 2500 individual essay. Formative feedback throughout course through completion of online exercises, dicussion in groups and individual discussion of essays.

Resources

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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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