Global Business Environment
Lecturer: Dr Lisa De Propris
Introduction and Aims
This module combines basic economic theory around international trade and the transnational corporation, with historical and institutional background, cases and applications, in a teaching programme designed to help students understand and analyse the global environment in which business decisions are made.
Objectives and Learning Outcomes
- At the end of the module you should:Have an appreciation of the evolution of the global economy and of current topical debates surrounding ‘globalisation’
- Have a solid understanding of basic economic theory underlying the importance of the transnational corporation, of international trade, and of competitiveness
- Have background knowledge of the institutional, economic, political, cultural and technological environments that constitute today’s global business environment
- Be able to use the theory and background knowledge learned to enhance your general understanding of the significance and likely impacts of different business decisions
- Be able to use the theory and background knowledge learned to enhance your general understanding of everyday world events and their impacts on business, and to formulate critical opinions around such issues
The course will be assessed with a 1 hour class test in Week 7 (worth 25%) and a 2-hour exam to be taken in January 2013 (worth 75%).