International Business

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Business

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Business, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    Explore how companies have successfully (or unsuccessfully) managed their international business negotiations, whilst examining the different strategies that are used.

    By following case studies, with real business examples, you will have the opportunity to apply theories and concepts to these international business negotiations and gain skills in cross-cultural communications, whilst understanding the demands of handling international business negotiations and the ethical issues that surround these.

    Typically the timetable will cover the following themes and subjects (this list is not exhaustive):

    Week 1: Business in new markets; international negotiation and processes resolution and Business negotiations skills

    Week 2: Cultural insights; Cultural dynamics; Cross-cultural communication

    Week 3: Management of cultural differences in international business; International Business in action

    Educational aims of the module include, but not limited to:

    To analyse problems and issues in cross-cultural communications within International business context.
    To gain an insight into the key skills required to handle business negotiations in an international context.
    To identify and critically evaluate ethical issues surrounding business negotiations in a managerial environment.
    To critically analyse and handle issues and problems related to international business negotiations.

    The syllabus includes the following; Conflict management and how conflicts can be resolved, negotiation strategies, the impact of culture on buyer-seller interactions, business ethics in negotiations, contract and relationship management, performance measurement during negotiations, negotiation tactics and non-verbal.

    Teaching pattern

    Seminars and Tutorials
    London walks and visits to key institutions
    Private study

    Module assessment

    One essay of 3000 words (85%)
    Presentation of 1000 words (15%)

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