Module Identifier ECM4110  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Nicholas Perdikis  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   1 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Individual Report30%
Supplementary Assessment Resit or resubmit failed element(s)100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

place business relations in an international context
carry out analysis and evaluate arguments
interpret statistics
present material both orally and in written form
carry out tasks independently and within groups
manage their time effectively
be critical in thought and outcome


To provide students with subject specific skills, ie, the structure and development of international trade in goods and services, the causes of trade; what constitutes globalisation and international finance. Transferable skills will also be enhanced.

Brief description

To acquaint students with the factors that determine and influence international business activity both globally and in a European context.


The process of internationalisation
The use of trading houses
Multinationality and locational choice
Joint ventures
Payment methods
Resolving disputes
Financial Risks

Transferable skills

More specifically by taking this module students will enhance several transferable skills. Attendance at lectures should help note taking. Essay writing will enhance writing as well as time management skills and problem solving. The debates should also enhance teamwork, communiction and presentational skills and reinforce further time management skills. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library fully should help to enhance basic IT and research skills.

Reading Lists

C W L Hill (2000) International Business - competing in the global market place McGraw-Hill
W A Kerr and N Perdikis (1995) The Economics of International Business: A Guide to the Global Commercial Environment, Estey Centre


This module is at CQFW Level 7