Core Module Information
Module title: International Business (Singapore)

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

Module code: SOE09702
Module leader: Sharif Alaydi
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

9. Prerequisites – To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module
Is a Prerequisite Required? Yes ? No ?

Module Code
Module Title International Business
Examples of Equivalent Learning

Description of module content:

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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Ross
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
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

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