BM4115: The Global Business Environment

BM4115: The Global Business Environment

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title The Global Business Environment
Module Code BM4115
Module Tutor Robert Whitehouse
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module aims to analyse the business organisation as an open system and examine the interaction between the organisation and its stakeholders.

Indicative Syllabus

After introducing some elementary concepts of the business organisation, this module examines the interaction between the external environment and business organisations with a focus on the political, legal, economic and socio-cultural environmental factors at the international, national and industry levels.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:

  1. Identify an organisation’s purpose, its stakeholders and the basic principles of its governance. (PLO1,3)
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the interface between the organization and its environment, the role of uncertainty and the impact that the environment has on management decisions. (PLO1,4)

Research and synthesise material from a range of sources (PLO4,5,6)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Presentation: Group:: 400 words or equivalent
002: 70% Assignment: Individual: 1500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements

Marks for each individual student in group work may be adjusted based on the individual student’s overall contribution. The approximate word count contribution per individual for the group work is 400 words (or equivalent) and may vary depending on the number of individuals per group.

Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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