This programme enables students to understand and participate in worldwide businesses particularly from formative states. It enables them to comprehend specific difficulties by looking in the creation of corporate technique, attracting foreign direct investment and working in nations with different societies, laws and business practices. Students are taught how to deal with challenges in foreign markets, their extreme nature - in a condition of flux, in fruitful economies and in dynamic and unique business environments.
International Business envelops the investigation of public, private and not-for-profit driven organisations, both for SMEs and large firms, their administration practices and forms, and the changing global conditions in which they operate. International Business is a specialised program intended to address internationalisation and globalisation of associations to reflect the dynamic atmosphere of contemporary business and management.
This module introduces students to the importance of international business operation and strategy. Topics covered include theories of international trade, ethical issues, corporate social responsibility, modes of entry, international human resource management and international marketing.
This course focuses on the marketing decisions as well as the management processes involved in developing export and other types of international marketing operations. Area that are taught includes the most important emerging markets in the modern business world, export marketing mix, and management of the supply chain and logistics.
The subject introduces main concepts and methods associated with international financial decision-making for multinational business which include; the concept of multinational financial management, foreign exchange, risk analysis and tools, financing foreign trade, international portfolio investment and corporate strategy. The outcomes of international trading and investment decisions are more directly affected by exchange rate variability than similar decisions taken with respect to domestic markets. The module will also enable students to appreciate the role of corporate strategy in international business expansion and its management of risk.
The international business issues and policy is a type of capstone course for students majoring in international business and management. The course begins with a regional focus, followed by macro-environment issues of globalisation and economic development, moving into corporate-level business issues and policies related to cross-cultural management, labour policy, risk assessment and security management. Course lectures and tutorials focus on practical application and the development of students’ critical thinking skills.
This course focuses on managements' challenge associated with developing strategies, designing organisations and managing operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. Operating in an international arenas gives a company access to new markets and specialised resources, opens up new sources of information and knowledge, and broadens the options of strategy for the company to compete with domestic and international rivals. Through cross-border management, companies will still have to face the challenges of managing strategy, organisation and operations that are innately complex, diverse and uncertain.
International economics consists of issues raised by the special problems of economic interaction within and between countries. Major themes covered throughout the study of international economics include trade, capital markets, crisis management and international policy coordination.
In an ever progressing and changing business environment; trade and investment play a crucial and significant role in the world economy. This module concentrates on the introduction of the key theories explaining international trade, finance and investment. Framework of this module expose learners with the fundamental concepts of international trade, finance and investment and tools that are essential for them to understand and analyse the operation of international currency markets and the different types of exchange rate regimes. It complements other Level Two Economics/Finance modules and provides a basis for Level Three Economics/Finance modules.
This course examines organisational and individual behaviours, structures and management practices in multinationals and in business situations involving cross-cultural interactions. This equips students with both analytical and practical skills in management of multinational firms with focus on cultural differences. This challenge is not unique to multinationals as many domestic firms also have multicultural environments (e.g., ethnically diverse employees and/or customers). Students are taught a variety of theories that relates to culture and behaviour, analytical frameworks that facilitates adaptation of managerial practices and organisational structures and focuses on practical application of the framework to shaping individual and organisation behaviours.
Our International Business graduates find themselves working in various companies, particularly in organisations that have an international profile. Previous graduates have gone on to find success in roles such as Brand Manager, Import & Export Manager, Business Consultant, International Trader, Global Support Executive, Customer Service Manager, Marketing Communication Manager, Product Manager, Sales Manager, and Foreign Trade Consultant. Students are highly attractive to employers as they will be equipped with knowledge of global business operations and analytical and problem-solving skills - well prepared to work in a multinational firms globally.
This specialisation is offered as an option as part of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) degree.
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