International capital flows are a key aspect to the financing of development. This unit explores fundamentals of international finance and key issues in development finance, such as international aid, microfinance and sovereign debt, and the opportunities and challenges they present to development initiatives.
Critical and Contextual thinking for International Business
This unit explores the importance of the research process in particular to sourcing literature, academic writing and critical review of the literature in the context of international business.
Theories of International Business
This unit provides a critical overview of the major theoretical approaches in the international business domain. The unit examines both the differences and the scope for complementarities between alternative means of thinking about international business activities of firms. The unit aims to provide a detailed examination of the major explanations of concepts, covering theoretical, empirical and methodology issues. This unit provides a platform for students to apply the knowledge acquired in the Critical and Conceptual Thinking for International Business unit.
Global Corporate Power in the International Economy
This unit examines the corporate political activities of firms within the global context. Using analytical frameworks derived from the fields of international political economy and international business, the unit examines how and why firms interact with international institutions, national governments and civil society on a range of contemporary issues.
International Business and Emerging Markets
This unit examines theoretical aspects of growth and development in order to address how markets ‘emerge’. The unit will consider the economic development and business environment of selected markets. There will be a consideration of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in these markets and an analysis of policy options available in order to achieve sustainable growth.
International Strategic Management
This unit will focus on the application of international business strategy and management theories to the international activities of firms within the global context. The unit provides an introduction to key concepts in international business strategy, and explores the connection between international management, multinational strategy, corporate social responsibility, global value chains, strategic alliances, networks, and sustainable development.
This unit provides an understanding of the main methodologies used in international business research. It also provides an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses associated with different research techniques, and the production, meaning and use of data. This unit will build on the learning from the Critical and Contextual thinking for IB unit, leading to the development of a research plan and proposal (research problem and methodology) for the dissertation research project.
Dissertation - International Business Management
The Dissertation Unit provides the student with an opportunity to apply their learning from the programme to plan and execute an individual supervised research project. This will involve choosing a topic from the related literature, developing a research question, planning and designing research process and reporting the research findings.