The module covers the following:
- Firms and market power
- Market structure and government policy
- Government intervention
- International trade
- International capital and other factor flows
- The macroeconomic policy
- Balance of payments and foreign exchange
International Business Environment
This module introduces you to the international business environment. The module develops an understanding of the global environment and covers:
- globalisation of business
- internationalisation theories
- international institutions governing IB (flows of trade, investment, financial and human capital)
- differences between countries (political, economic and cultural)
The module covers:
- the roles of accounting in business and its link to global capital markets
- international accounting harmonisation
- comparative international accounting
- financial statement analysis
- managerial accounting for planning and control
- discounted cash flow and valuation
This module covers classic management topics and critical reflections on management knowledge:
- People in organisations, theories of motivation and of team development, and their contemporary relevance
- Organisational processes, theories and models for managing organisational culture, strategic change, across cultures, equality and participation equality, and learning and leadership
- Critical perspectives on management knowledge, from disciplinary knowledge to the meaning of work, comparative management and its prospects, and from application of classic theory to emerging dialogues in the global age
Essentials of International Marketing
The module will introduce the core marketing concepts and techniques prior to covering aspects of marketing that are explicitly international. The module provides an overview of the changing international business environment and its challenges for international firms. It critically reviews contemporary issues in international marketing and provides insights into the development of competitive strategies and international marketing management within the context of consumer goods, industrial goods and services.
The module is designed to develop an appreciation of the special requirements for successfully conducting international marketing activities. The module aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of current issues in international marketing theory and practice.
International Business Strategy
The module covers approaches to strategy for international businesses and cases and examples of international businesses.
Research Methods for Management Studies
This modules covers the following:
Part I: Introduction qualitative analysis
This part of the module will be concerned with the collection and analysis of qualitative data.
Part II: Introduction quantitative analysis
Survey design and measurement, introduction to statistics; hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, regression analysis.
Part III: Introduction to management research
Relating to literature review, asking research questions and objectives, formulating research hypotheses, discussion of findings; quantitative and qualitative research in the dissertation relating to its application.
Dissertation on an international management topic selected by the candidate, in consultation with the Course Director and a member of staff designated as dissertation supervisor.
Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
The module is split into two parts. The first part focuses upon the methods and models associated with behaviour. These sessions will introduce key concepts in bounded rational behaviour and apply these to specific economics models and financial markets.
The second part of the module concentrates on designing your own experiment and interpreting empirical results. You will analyse studies of bounded rational behaviour, labour markets, asset markets, experimental behavioural finance, social dilemmas, preferences, public goods, reciprocity, bargaining and contests.
The module will be interactive, you will undertake experiments and analyse results.
The e-Business module is aimed at future managers and business people who want to know how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can help them to be successful in their careers by understanding how companies use these technologies.
Human Resource Management
The intricacies of managing the human resources within the business context are developed in this module. It examines processes, practices, and procedures associated with HRM management and administration that an employer/manager needs to be familiar with, and analyses the current best practice in the HR function.
Launching an Entrepreneurial Business
This module aims to give you a theoretical understanding and practical experience of launching a new entrepreneurial venture. In so doing, this capstone module enables you to comprehend the role of, and conflicts and interdependencies between, different business and management disciplines; thus, it provides you with an insight into how decision-making in each area can impact on the overall performance of the firm. The module also aims to foster reflexive practice to facilitate lifelong learning.
Managing for Sustainability
Sustainable companies are those that are managed in socially, economically, and ecologically responsible ways. Today's managers are expected to understand the impact of management decisions and practices on the environment and society.
This module considers how sustainability principles are applied in organisations, and how to manage for sustainability. Through use of multiple learning approaches, the module enables you to practically interact with real businesses to address some sustainability challenges faced by the organisation.
The module introduces the you to frameworks and theories use to critically assess sustainability, and to integrate sustainability into the business strategy.
The module enables you to develop an understanding of the practical dilemmas facing businesses as they seek to respond to multiple, and often, conflicting stakeholders expectations. You will be expected to critically reflect upon your practical experiences and capture these using a learning journal.
Tourism and Sustainability
This module is concerned with providing an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues relating to environmental, economic and socio-cultural sustainability in tourism. A day long field trip may form part of this module. Topics covered include:
- tourism and the environment
- sustainability and biodiversity
- impact of tourism on physical and cultural environments
- eco-tourism and heritage
- international case studies in environmental tourism
The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.