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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5719M International Business Management

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Keith Glaister
Email: k.w.glaister@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 May to 31 July View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

LUBS 5718M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

International Business Management is about understanding the internationalization process of firms. This process entails a string of consecutive decisions that organizations (MNEs and SMEs) make in order to expand abroad. The course has a theoretical as well as a practical element that are closely intertwined.

Learning outcomes
Knowledge outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Identify and apply the core concepts of IB to the internationalization process of firms.
- Interpret the uncertainties of globalization and its effect on the international expansion of organizations.
- Recognize and use entry mode choice theory and location choice theory for the internationalization of a real-life business case.
- Evaluate and choose a governance model for an international subsidiary.

Skills outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Formulate coherent international plans in the context of the global economy.
- Design crucial parameters for structuring, managing and controlling foreign subsidiaries.
- Communicate and develop a sound internationalization strategy for an organization.
- Identify international cultural differences between employees and decide on the best management style to use.

Skills outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject Specific
- Apply the core concepts of international business to real business situations
- Formulate coherent international plans in the context of the contemporary global economy


Syllabus

Indicative content:
- The opportunities and threats of globalizations and firms’ decision to internationalize.
- Alternative methods of foreign market servicing: licensing, exporting and direct foreign investment.
- Foreign market entry strategies - joint ventures, wholly owned subsidiaries, greenfield ventures and merger and acquisition
- Location decisions of MNE and the importance of internal and external isomorphism under different competitive strategies.
- Non-economic market considerations for international firms (i.e., ethics, cultural differences, and reputational consequences).

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.5015.00
Seminar101.5015.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 word essay100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3,000 word coursework

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:52

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