Module: International Business

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Lee Hibbert
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    33 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 2

Module content

The main theories of international trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Drivers of globalisation. Impact of trade blocs. Managing in different cultures. Ethical dimensions of globalisation. GATT/WTO. International business strategies – third country servicing. International financing institutions.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of trade theory and FDI.
  2. Interpret data and abstract meaning in oral and written format.
  3. Evaluate business performance in an international context.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Individual report 100%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of the following:

  • Wild, J., Wild, K. and Han, J. (2008) International Business: The Challenges of Globalisation. 4th ed. Pearson Education International.
  • Daniels, J. D. (ed.) (2011) International Business: Environments and Operations. 13th ed. Prentice Hall.
  • Ellis, J. and Williams, D. (1995). International Business Strategy. Pitman.
  • Kline, J. (2005) Ethics for International Business: Decision Making in a Global Political Economy. Routledge.