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International Business Environment - MAN00023H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Simon Sweeney
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

The module is designed to develop the knowledge and understanding the students have of business and management by exploring how theory and practice has responded to the internationalisation of economic and social activity. Issues to do with globalisation, international competition, international entry mode, transnational corporate strategy, and international regulatory institutions are examined with respect to their implications for the management of organisations. An important aspect of the module is to develop the intellectual capacities of students by taking existing knowledge of international business theory and applying it to a highly complex, dynamic, and frequently uncertain arena of management endeavour.

Module learning outcomes

  • Assess the social, economic and political factors which have influenced, and continue to influence international business.
  • Explain the role of international trading and regulatory institutions and their interaction with corporate strategy.
  • Explore and discuss the main dimensions of the international business environment and the dynamics of international trade and investment.
  • Distinguish between and apply different analytical techniques.
  • Appraise the significance of multi-national corporations and global brands.


Task Length % of module mark
International Business Environment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
International Business Environment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Griffin, R. W. and Pustay, M. W. (2009) International Business: A Managerial Perspective. Pearson, London.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.