Course Brief

This module considers contemporary developments in business and management in the twenty-first century.

It covers the broad-ranging inter -national business environment, with a strong emphasis on the phenomenon of globalization.

  • The contemporary world of business and management
  • Globalization
  • The global business environment
  • The globalization of markets and industries
  • Internationalization - how, where and when?
  • The political, economic and legal environment
  • International financial markets and institutions
  • Technological change
  • Socio-Cultural and environmental issues
  • Future developments in business and management

  • 40 Contact Hours

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

Knowledge
K1. knowledge and understanding of how a range of factors in the domestic and international environment impact on business.
K2. a deeper knowledge and understanding of how specific external environmental factors impact on a particular organization in a designated industry-sector.
K3. an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how a particular organization in a designated industry-sector has responded to specific external environmental factors.

Skills
S4. an ability to research, analyze and explain how a range of factors in the domestic and international environment impact on business.
S5. an ability to research, analyze and explain how specific external environmental factors impact on a particular organization in a designated industry-sector.
S6. an ability to critically evaluate how a particular organization in a designated industry-sector has or might respond to external environmental factors.

A business report based on the student’s own research into the impact of a range of external environmental factors (domestic, international and global) on an organization of their own choice in a designated industry-sector and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the organization’s responses.

  • BA (Hons) Business Management

    forced_whitespaceThe BA (Hons) Business Management course allows you to benefit from Sunderland’s teaching of business and management without leaving your home region.

    The content of the course mirrors the Sunderland-based equivalent course Business Management. This course builds on your existing knowledge and prepares you for managerial roles and professional roles in sales, finance, general business and the public sector. You will undertake three broad-based modules related to project management, strategic management and the latest developments in business management.

    You will also study specialist modules that cover Marketing Strategy, Human Resources and Management Accounting. This course is based at study centres, which makes it distinct from our course with the same title that is based at the University of Sunderland. Courses delivered at study centres share the same ethos, material and approach as those delivered at Sunderland itself.

    This course is an outstanding way to gain the benefits of an education from our University without having to move to Sunderland.

    Sunderland has a strong record in business and management studies, with The Guardian University Guide 2015 naming the University as No.1 in North East England for Course Satisfaction and Student Satisfaction with Teaching in these subjects.