International Business Management
Essex Business School
Undergraduate: Level 5
Sunday 15 January 2023
Friday 24 March 2023
17 August 2022
Requisites for this module
BBA N100 Business Administration,
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BBA N104 Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N104CO Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N110 Business Administration (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N120 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
BSC N121 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC N124 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N124CO International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N355 International Business and Finance,
BSC N356 International Business and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N357 International Business and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N358 International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N358CO International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year)
This module introduces students to the content and processes of international market expansion, with insights into pre-entry decision making and post-entry management. As a continuation of the module on the International Business Environment, this module provides students with a basic understanding of key concepts and issues in the internationalisation process.
The module begins by discussing theoretical perspectives on international expansion. It then goes on to describe different modes of international expansion including non-equity and equity modes. It describes how new markets for entry are selected, and what kinds of strategies entrepreneurs can use to entering these markets.
The remaining lectures are dedicated to the control and management of operations abroad.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the key concepts and issues surrounding the processes involved in international expansion. It encourages students to think critically about internationalisation processes and equips them with the knowledge and tools within which to make decisions to enter new markets and manage international operations effectively.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Define key concepts surrounding international expansion
2. Analyse different theoretical approaches to international expansion
3. Understand, describe, and assess the different modes of expansion available to entrepreneurs, and select an entry mode
4. Determine which modes of expansion are aligned with entrepreneurial incentives
Lectures will be developed around the key concepts as mentioned in the indicative course content and will use a range of examples and cases from business practice to demonstrate the application of theoretical concepts. Lectures will run for two hours, once per week.
Seminars / classes will focus extensively on class exercises and discussions of journal articles. The seminars will take place during class time, three times during the term. Class exercises will be combined with group work to provide students with the opportunity to develop critical and practical problem skills. Seminars will take place during class time at the lecturer's discretion i.e. some classes will warrant a full two-hour lecture.
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The following learning and teaching methods will inform the pedagogic structure of the course:
Discussion of case studies
Discussion of journal articles
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Palitha Konara, email: email@example.com.
Professor Palitha Konara
Dr Vikrant Shirodkar
University of Sussex
Senior Lecturer In International Business
Available via Moodle
Of 6 hours, 6 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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