Development of International Business

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Development of International Business

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Management, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course description

    The course will examine the development of international business from a historical perspective, looking at the determinants of FDI as well as at the impact of economic crises on foreign investment and international business.

    These are the aims of the course:

    - Provide an introduction to the key issues and themes surrounding the development of international business
    - Outline the specific historical and economic context in which international business developed
    - Critically assess the historical literature on the development of international business
    - Critically assess the theories explaining the motives for FDI
    - Explore the effects of economic crises on FDI

    Learning and teaching methods

    20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours)

    Course Texts



    An assignment of 2000 words (30%)

    Examination (70%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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