Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 2 Hours. of lectures and classes


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment One 3,000 word report  100%
Supplementary Assessment One 3,000 word report  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • describe and evaluate appropriate organisational models to support global strategies
  • devise effective communication strategies. IT and information systems infrastructures
  • outline key ethical and cultural issues in international business
  • evaluate international markets
  • identify the key elements in the design of a global strategy


To provide students with subject specific skills, ie, the principla issues involved in managing interntional companies, in particular, strategic, organisational, cultural and ethical issues. To provide students with transferable skills - communication skills, etc.

Brief description

Introduction. Formulative international strategies. International maufacturing and R & D activities. HRM issues. Ethics. Postscript.


Introduction and identification of contemporary issues in the global economy
Strategic perspective: internationalisation and growth strategies
Organisational models to support global strategies
Cross-cultural challenges of international business
Ethical issues in international business
Global HRM issues

Transferable skills

Students following this module will enhance note taking skills, report writing skills, reinforce time management. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library will enhance IT and research skills.

Reading List

General Text
Charles W L Hill (2002) Global business today Postscript 2003 with CD, Maps and Powerweb 2nd edition McGraw-Hill Primo search Kerr W A and Perdikis, N (2003) The Economics of International Business Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade Primo search Richard M Hodgetts and Fred Luthans (2002) International management: culture, strategy and behaviour 5th edition McGraw-Hill Primo search Stonehouse, G, et al (2000) Global and Transnational Business Wiley Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7