International Business in Context

This exciting module is based around a short but intensive study visit of seven-to-ten days to an economy at a different stage of development to the UK. Prior to travel, you are briefed in Lancaster by experts about recent economic developments and business context in the host country. Then, whilst in situ, you learn first-hand about aspects of international trade and business management, from a range of guest speakers and organisational/company visits that enable you to understand, experience and observe the local business environment. In completing this module, you will develop your understanding of the particular economic and business problems associated with different economies. You will also be able to reflect on the social, cultural, ethical and management issues which arise when managing companies which operate in such economies, including the special problems facing multinational enterprises. The cost of the module is included in the tuition fee and twin accommodation is provided.