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LUBS2820 Contemporary Topics in International Business

10 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Elizabeth Yi Wang

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25


LUBS1140Principles of International Business

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

In this module you will explore key global developments and trends and locate them within the field of international business. Through your reading and interpretation of quality reporting you will be encouraged to recognise and debate key contemporary topics and infer the likely impact for industries and sectors active within the international business environment. The module will draw on the research expertise at the Centre for International Business, the University of Leeds.


This module aims to develop your awareness of contemporary trends in the international business environment and locate them within the field of international business studies. Diverse topics are introduced that are of significance within both practitioner and academic circles.

Learning outcomes
Knowledge / Application:

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- Identify and interpret emerging global issues and trends that are relevant to international business.
- Locate and predict global issues and trends within the field of international business studies.
- Infer and illustrate how recent and current developments in the political, economic, social, technological and environmental arenas are likely to influence the international business environment.
- Confidently appraise and debate a range of topical issues confronting industries, sectors and firms in international business.

Transferable Skills:

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Independently identify contemporary topics in international business
- Develop, structure, and justify arguments
- Identify problems and approach them systematically
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing


The precise content of the syllabus will change each year to reflect the recent and current topics in international business. Potential topics to be covered include:

- The retreat of globalisation
- Developments in global value chains
- The rise of emerging markets
- International business and the Post Pandemic World
- Industry 4.0 technologies
- Energy and the environment
- Global migration and international labour mobility
- Convergence and divergence of culture
- Geopolitical Stability
- Global health
- Green innovation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
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: 29/04/2024 16:16:20


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