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Lord Ashcroft International Business School

International Business
Department: Accelerated MBA

Academic Year: February 2014
Semester/Trimester: 2

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Key Information.............................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction to the Module ............................................................................................................. 2
Intended Learning Outcomes ......................................................................................................... 2
Outline Delivery ............................................................................................................................. 3
4.1 Attendance Requirements ..................................................................................................... 3
Assessment ................................................................................................................................... 4
How is My Work Marked? .............................................................................................................. 8
Assessment Criteria and Marking Standards ............................................................................... 10
Assessment Offences .................................................................................................................. 11
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Module Evaluation ....................................................................................................................... 13
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1. Key Information
Module/Unit title:

International Business

Module Leader:

David Mwaura
Guild House, Peterborough
Email: david.mwaura@anglia.ac.uk

All modules delivered by Anglia Ruskin University at its main campuses in the UK and at Associate
Colleges throughout the UK and overseas are governed by the Academic Regulations. You can view these at www.anglia.ac.uk/academicregs.
In the unlikely event of any discrepancy between the Academic Regulations and any other publication, including this module guide, the Academic Regulations, as the definitive document, take precedence over all other publications and will be applied in all cases.

2. Introduction to the Module
The module provides an overview and analysis of the field of international business including the evaluation of the contexts, concepts, and interpretation of globalisation. It is designed to encourage discussion and understanding related to the key concepts which exist in evaluating the international business environment and provides a clear foundation for students wishing to specialise in this area of business futures.
Content includes the discussion and critical examination of the changing environment for international firms and organisations, particularly the political, social, economic, technological and other configurations that support cross-border trade and investment.
There is consideration and evaluation of the role of national policies, cultures and business systems and the evolution of international markets in goods, services and finance, and the super-national mechanisms and infrastructures for trade, investment and finance. The roles of international companies and models are analysed and evaluated including the concept and role of the international firm and organisation particularly their strategies and organisational design, their entry modes into…