Module title: International Business

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE09102
Module leader: Andrew Ross
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Ross
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module encourages participative learning through an emphasis on developing students’ analytical capabilities. The module is taught through a combination of lectures, directed reading and tutorials based on case studies, leading to a three part assessment involving tutorial presentation (20%), coursework report (30%) and an examination (50%).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The module builds students’ knowledge base of the international business environment and concepts by making them aware of the ever changing international business environment and of the current issues faced by international business managers. Second, in order to build IT, communication and team work skills students are required to make a group presentation which involves case study analysis using PowerPoint software.

Research/ teaching linkages
The module often help students identify research topics for their dissertation. All staff are engaged and publishing in the field of International Business.

Supporting equality and diversity
Teaching materials are provided in hard and soft (Moodle) formats, to ensure they are available to all students. Additional help, if required, is organised by the module team.

Internationalisation
Class comprises a mix of students from different nationalities which helps students learn from each other about different cultures and especially how the same problems can be approached from different perspectives

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is ongoing and occurs each week in class during tutorial whereby student’s analyse case studies utilising frameworks that have been covered in lectures prior to class. Students are expected to have prepared solutions to these tutorials set by the academic team for discussion in class upon where they receive guidance and feedback

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of a final exam and coursework report.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1-4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 7 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: WEST LOTHIAN
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Ross
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module encourages participative learning through an emphasis on developing students’ analytical capabilities. The module is taught through a combination of lectures, directed reading and tutorials based on case studies, leading to a three part assessment involving tutorial participation (20%), coursework report (30%) and an examination (50%).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The module builds students knowledge base of the international business environment and concepts by making them aware of the ever changing international business environment and of the current issues faced by international business managers. Second, in order to build IT, communication and team work skills students are required to make a group presentation which involves case study analysis using PowerPoint software.

Research/teaching linkages
The module often help students identify research topics for their dissertation. All staff are engaged and publishing in the field of International Business.

Supporting equality and diversity
Teaching materials are provided in hard and soft (Moodle) formats, to ensure they are available to all students. Additional help, if required, is organised by the module team.

Internationalisation
Class comprises a mix of students from different nationalities which helps students learn from each other about different cultures and especially how the same problems can be approached from different perspectives

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is ongoing and occurs each week in class during tutorial whereby student's analyse case studies utilising frameworks that had been covered in lectures prior to class. Students are expected to have prepared solutions to these tutorials set by the academic team for discussion in class upon where they receive guidance and feedback

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of a final exam and coursework report

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1-4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 7 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

- Introduction to International Business
- Globalisation of the World Economy
- Political and Economic Risk
- Cultural and Ethical Risk
- International Competitive Environment
- International Trade Theories
- International Economic Agreement and Regional Integration
- Foreign Direct Investment: Home/Host Country Perspective
- Foreign Market Entry Strategies: Joint Ventures and M&As
- International Business Strategy and Structure
- International Human Resource Management
- International Marketing


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the key factors influencing the post-war trends in global trade, investment and competition.
LO2: Identify and analyse the opportunities and risks which exist in the international business environment
LO3: Critically assess the relevance of international trade, investment and competition theories to the analysis of current business and management issues (both from a government and Multinational Company (MNC) perspective)
LO4: Discuss the motivating forces behind different foreign market entry decisions and evaluate the appropriateness of each entry method in a range of circumstances
LO5: Analyse the strategic and functional decisions which companies take in the course of their international operations

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SOE09102 - International Business