- Introducing Sustainable International Business Futures: An Evolutionary Perspective
- Sustainable International Business Environment
- International Business Entry Modes
- International Trade and Investment Theories
- Sustainable International Business Competitiveness and Strategy
- Critical Perspectives on International Business
- Black International Business: Ethics and corporate responsibility
- Governance Issues in a Globalising World
- Geopolitics and Lobbying in International Business
- Sustainable International Business Education
- Key Functional Issues in International Business
- Chat Rooms
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Web links
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Online Test (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Individual Assignment (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Group Assignment (40%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
There is a wide array of issues that influence, and are influenced by international business (IB) activities. These include socio-economic conditions, the natural environment, technological systems, political structures, and legal and regulatory frameworks.
Until very recently, the focus of IB activity and study was on profit generation through market growth by multinational corporations (MNCs). Recently, however, there has been growing interest in and critical engagement with other aspects of IB. There include: MNC's production activities in 'less developed countries' (LDCs); resource extraction and ecological degradation, tax avoidance and evasion; trade in illegal goods; people trafficking; and the international business of war.
The question, therefore, arises-how sustainable are IB activities in the face of these increasingly complex and intensifying challenges?
This degree is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to understand and critique existing IB practices and to develop options for IB futures with a focus on social, economic and ecological sustainability.