1 x 4-day intensive workshop per semester
Admission into MAIRE/C-Master of Arts (International Relations in Economy and Trade) by coursework
Topic description

This topic introduces students to the numerous areas and issues that fall under the umbrella of international business. Students will specialise and build on the material presented in this topic as they progress through their degree. Upon completion, students should be aware of the nature of international business and understand the strategies and operations of contemporary organisations as they attempt to deal with the international business environment.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce students to the nature of international business and the key factors in the international business environment that affect the strategies and operations of contemporary organisations.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of cultural environments facing international businesses
  2. Understand international business political and legal environments
  3. Understand the economic environments of international business operations
  4. Understand international trade theory and government influence on trade
  5. Understand economic integration and cooperative agreements
  6. Understand the nature of foreign direct investment
  7. Understand foreign exchange and the determination of foreign exchange rates
  8. Understand country evaluation and selection for international business operations
  9. Understand international business collaboration and control strategies
  10. Understand export and import strategies
  11. Understand global operations management and sourcing strategies