Module Identifier ECM4210  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Sangeeta Khorana  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite MBM1010 , ECM4110 or  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours.  
  Lecture   1 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Individual Report30%
Supplementary Assessment2 Hours resit exam or resubmit failed element(s)100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


To provide students with both subject specific skills and transferable skills. For example, the problems involved in going international, the entry modes, risk evaluations and assessment as well as research skills

Brief description

The intention of this module is to equip students with a thorough understanding of the main opportunities and risks that firms face when making decisions to operate internationally. Specific issues covered include the mode of internationalisation, ie, direct and indirect exporting, multinationality , joint ventures etc, payment and exchange rate risks, risk assessment, arbitration procedures.


The process of internationalisation
The role of trading houses
Multinaltionality and location
Joint ventures
Payments systems and methods
Dispute resolution
Financial risk

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

** General Text
Rugman, Alan M (Jan. 2006) Rugman:International Business_P4 Pearson Education, Limited 0273701746TRADEPAPER
Stonehouse, G, Campbell, D., Hamill, J and Purdie, T. (c2004.) Global and transnational business :strategy and management /George Stonehouse ... [et al.]. Wiley 0470851260PBK
Wall, Stuart (2004.) International business /Stuart Wall, Bronwen Rees. Financial Times/Prentice Hall 0273685910PBK
** Essential Reading
Hill, C. W. L. International Business 6th Edition. Irwin McGraw-Hill 00711091293
** Recommended Text
Ball, D. A, McCulloch, W. H, Frantz, P. L, Geringer, M and Minor, M. S. (2004) International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition 5th Edition. Irwin McGraw-Hill 0071115366
Bodie, Z and Merton, R (2000) Finance 1st Edition. Prentice Hall 0130151025
Kerr, W. A. and Perdikis, N. (2003) The Economics of International Business Chapman and Hall 041260860X


This module is at CQFW Level 7