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LUBS5267M International Business Theory

15 creditsClass Size: 245

Module manager: Surender Munjal

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module aims to provide students with a foundation in the theory and practice of international business to understand strategies of multinational enterprises in foreign countries.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to critically evaluate:
- Current trends in International Business
- Strategic decisions in multinational enterprises
- Multiple business cultures
- The implications of the emergence of new large players in the world economy and their impact on business strategy
- Theoretical explanations and frameworks of international business in an integrated manner
- Dynamics and constraints of managing internationally
- Individual international market opportunities
- Evidence on business strategy and its impact

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Work effectively in a team
- Deliver effective oral presentations
- Influence the decision making for multinational companies
- Communicate complex information for generating impact


Indicative content:
Internationalisation frameworks,; the multinational firm and the international firm; foreign market servicing strategies: exporting, licensing agreements, foreign direct investment, joint ventures and wholly-owned subsidiaries, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances; the role of institutions and network in internationalisation; the external environment and the multinational firm; regional economic integration, trading blocs and impact on firm strategies; the Triad and newly developed countries of Asia; Outward FDI from emerging economies; the global factory, globalization and the role of transnational corporations: characteristics and indicators and debates of globalization; the role transnational corporations in the process of globalization; Impact of multinational firms on home and host-country environments.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours118.00
Total Contact hours32.00
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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:10


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