Business & Management MA(SocSci)/BSc/LLB/MA

Global Business MGT4003

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This is an introductory course that covers the key aspects of international business including the environment within which cross-border transactions take place and associated international market entry and business strategies. 



Lectures: 2hrs x 8 weeks; Tutorials: 1hr x 4 weeks.

(Please refer to MyCampus for timetable)

Excluded Courses



Intended Learning Outcomes

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to equip students with the essentials of undertaking cross-border business, comprising broad overviews of globalisation, national political and cultural differences, theories of international trade and firm internationalisation, international business strategies, and emerging-market firms. The material in the class thus balances macro and micro aspects of global business, and theories and practices.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Critically evaluate international trade and firm internationalisation theories and the frameworks of international business strategies;
2. Assess the key aspects of international business environment: globalisation and
 recent movements, and political, legal and cultural differences;
3. Interpret numerical and graphical data relating to trade, FDI and internationalised firms;

4. Demonstrate skills in interacting and working with others in a formal group situation.

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.