BA (Hons) International Business, University of South Wales

image The global nature of today’s marketplace demands a new type of graduate: One equipped with the fundamentals of market economies and the multivalent forces that shape the operating environments of organisations, both nationally and internationally. By emphasising the understanding of core business and international trade principles as well as an appreciation of the issues facing business internationalisation, including its effect on traditional business management functions, the skills and knowledge attained from this course is highly transferable across a variety of professions, giving students an advantage at the workplace.

Learning Outcomes
The course is designed to integrate a deep understanding of the subject matter with the development of key skills and competencies needed to adapt to a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to:

► Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and procedures relating to business functions and processes.
► Evaluate the legal, social and economic environments of business.
► Apply industry- and discipline-specific tools to the analysis of targeted international business opportunities and challenges.
► Analyse human capital dynamics and management tactics in cross-cultural international environments.
► Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make effective and ethical business decisions.
► Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
► Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

Course Subjects
Students will be exposed to a number of critical areas over 3 semesters and are assessed through a combination of written examinations and assignments.

Year 1:
► Accounting & Business Environment
► Microeconomics
► Organisational Behaviour
► Marketing Management
► Basic Business Statistics (Elective)
► Management (Elective)
► Ethnic Studies (MPU)

Year 2:
► Financial Management
► Human Resource Management
► Strategic Management
► Operations Management
► Business Communication (Elective)
► Management Information System (Elective)
► Community Service (MPU)
► Critical Thinking Skills (MPU)
► Ethics of Communication (MPU)

Year 3:
► As required by the respective partner university

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