Postgraduate taught 

Creative Industries & Cultural Policy MSc

Internationalisation Of SME's MGT5045

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to examine the issues of international expansion relevant to an SME.


6 x 3 hour lectures

Requirements of Entry

Please refer to the current postgraduate prospectus at: 


Report: 2500 words

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to examine the issues of international expansion relevant to an SME:

■ Globalisation

■ World class standards

■ Market entry

■ Joint Ventures

■ Strategies for growth

■ Supply chains

■ Government support

■ Payments, Risks and Security

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

■ Explain the motivation/drivers for SME's of International trade and the strategic changes to the business

■ Explain how the operating company may finance international development and the risks involved; evaluate some methods

■ Describe the role of government in promoting international trade and SME growth (and banks and NGO/QUANGO policy in this area)

■ Explain the methods by which SME's may grow internationally and evaluate the criteria that assist this decision and evaluate the suitability of these options

■ Research through the internet and other secondary sources of information necessary to make an expansion plan (group activity)

■ Participate in a group presentation

■ Submit and complete written reports

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. Further requirements may include monitored attendance at classes and examinations. All such requirements shall be specified by the Subject concerned, and given to students in writing at the beginning of the course. Normally no grade or credits shall be awarded to a candidate who has not met these requirements.