Module: International Business (Agricultural Trade)

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    John Nixon
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    75 hours
  • Contact hrs

    15 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 1

Module content

  • Globalisation and internationalism in the agribusiness sector
  • The economic theories of trade, protectionism and market access, the analysis of tariffs and quotas
  • The economics of trade blocks and the CAP of the European Union
  • Subsidies and principles of commodity trading.

Module outcomes

To achieve credits for this module students  must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of international business applied to the agribusiness and food sectors, and an awareness of the variety of ideas/ contexts/frameworks applied to it
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply the theories of international trade to given real world agricultural scenarios
  3. Evaluate the impact of recent changes in EU agricultural policy


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Individual project report 100%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Daniels, J.D., Raudebaugh, L. and Sullivan, D. (2012), International Business: environments and operations. 14th ed. Pearson.                                                         
  • Hill, C.W.L (2012) International Business: competing in the global market place. Global Edition.