International Business Management Project - BUSN7480

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Sideeq Mohammed checkmark-circle


This module will allow students to work on a substantive piece of research which will allow them to obtain in-depth knowledge of a particular subject area within the field of International Business.

Developing phenomenon-based and/or theory driven research questions in the area of international business
Literature search and review
Understanding different research designs used in International Business research projects
Collection, use and analysis of secondary and primary data
Preparing and structuring the International Business Project
Referencing, Citations and Developing writing skills
Presentation skills


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 280
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Progress Report (1000 words) (10%)
Individual Presentation (10%)
Individual Report (8000 – 10000 words) (80%)

Reassessment method:
100% project

Indicative reading

Dunning, J. and Lundan, S. M. (2008), Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, 2nd Edition, London: Edward Elgar

Rugman, A. (2010), The Oxford Handbook of International Business, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Sekaran, U. and Bougie, R. (2012), Research Methods for Business, 6th Edition, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Identify and critically analyse an appropriate international business topic on which to write the report
- Integrate the key concepts, theories and issues in international business and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
- Demonstrate a further understanding of the role of international activities for various types of firms.
- Analyse the environment in different countries at both the micro and macro levels and investigate the implications for the international strategies and/or operations of firms
- Critically evaluate and interpret information and data sources in an international context.
- Apply International business theory and concepts to justify decisions and demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Synthesise material from International Business modules to inform the analysis in the project.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Work autonomously on a substantive piece of research.
- Show initiative in developing an advanced research agenda.
- Work in interdisciplinary areas and draw on current research in adjacent disciplines.
- Engage with current literature to develop novel ideas.
- Communicate complex information, ideas, problems and solutions effectively in writing.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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