The aim of this course is to provide you with an insight into the theories of international trade and investment and the practice of firms operating across international borders.
The internationalisation of national economies and business operations, and other international aspects of society have become a major development in the late twentieth century and have triggered off processes which are likely to continue in the new millennium.
During your studies of this course, you will enhance your understanding of the processes and mechanisms of internationalisation and their impact on organisations operating in national and international markets.
The course will help you to understand developments in the environment that have influenced the internationalisation of business and will enable you to think strategically and develop and design creative and appropriate strategies to respond to international pressures and challenges.
Globalisation, Regional Integration and Nation States
International Trade: Theory, Policy and the Trading Firm
Foreign Direct Investment
Strategy and Structure in International Business
Business Operations: Manufacturing, Materials Management, R&D and Marketing
Business Operations: HRM, Accounting and Financial Management
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: International Business Diploma
International Business Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 90 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support
For this course you will be required to purchase the textbook:
Hill C W L (1999) International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, third edition, Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.