Short Title:International Trade & Policy
Full Title:International Trade & Policy
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:INTL H2001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Business & Administration
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Caroline Tansey
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to examine the international trade and investment environment. Exploration of the oldest to the most contemporary forms of international business is undertaken. In addition the motives and methods of governments and their interventions in trade and policy are analysed.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the benefits, volumes and patterns of international trade.
LO2 Examine the relevant theories of international business and their ramifications for nation states.
LO3 Summarise why governments intervene in trade and the methodologies they employ.
LO4 Outline the main features of the global trading system.
LO5 Explain why Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) occurs and its supporting theories.
LO6 Outline how economic integration plays out on a global scale.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Individual assessment. This assessment engages the student in the marriage of theory, practice, research and independent learning. Sample Question: Despite its abundance of natural resources, Brazil was once considered an economic "basket case". Yet in recent years Brazil's economy has performed well. Employing the national competitive advantage theory, what factors might be behind Brazil's economic progress. 1,2 30.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Examination paper will have five questions. Students must do three questions. 2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Independent research and study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Independent research and study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • John J. Wild & Kenneth J. Wild 2016, International Business: The Challenges of Globalisation, 8th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780133866247]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Charles W. Hill & G. Thomas M. Hult 2017, International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, 11th Ed., Mc Graw Hill [ISBN: 9781259578113]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Micheline Goedhuys & Leo Sleuwaegen 2016, International standards certification, institutional voids and exports from developing countries, International Business Review, Vol. 25, Issue 6.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Lars Hakanson & Philip Kappen 2016, Live and let die: A survival analysis of foreign R&D units in Swedish MNE's, International Business Review, Vol. 25, Issue 6.
Other Resources
  • Video Case Studies, Simulations & Scenarios: John J. Wild & Kenneth J. Wild 2016, International Business: The Challenges of Globalisation, Pearson MyLab
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Elective
TA_BITNL_B Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business 4 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 4 Elective
TA_BITNL_D Bachelor of Business International Business 4 Mandatory
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 4 Mandatory