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MN3126   International Business

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is intended to provide an introduction to the complexities and challenges of International Business. This is in preparation for more advanced Seminar and Dissertation work carried out at 4000 Level. It will build on pre-Honours work to address a number of detailed issues facing managers in multinationals, such as 1) internationalisation strategies, 2) country evaluation and selection, 3) the role and impact of government on interationalisation, 4) international markets and marketing, 5) international HRM, 6) the managerial control of multinationals, 7) Foreign Direct Investment and 8) International trade. It will thereby offer students the opportunity to analyse the implications of international business decisions at a range of levels, from (primarily) a strategic perspective.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN2001 and pass MN2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MN4233

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 174

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R Brown