You should expect the following learning outcome after any course on international business:

1. Knowledgeable about the theory and practice of international business and management

  • Demonstrate current knowledge and understanding of the major functional areas of business.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of specialist functional and professional areas of business where such specialisation is informed by relevant QAA benchmarks, professional accreditation requirements and applicable international educational standards.
  • Demonstrate, through the application of knowledge to business contexts and scenarios, their abilities of analysis and synthesis.

2. Skilful in the use of personal, professional and managerial techniques and processes

  • Demonstrate the acquisition and application of a range of personal transferable skills in numeracy, literacy, communication and time management.
  • Exhibit an understanding of the needs of customers, clients and other important contacts through the demonstration of the awareness of key professional and managerial issues, problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Apply managerial and leadership techniques, including negotiation, project management, team building and decision making to business problems appropriate to their level of study.

3. Employable as graduates

  • Demonstrate a range of key skills for securing graduate employment, including self presentation e.g. in CVs, interviews and assessment centres.
  • Demonstrate an active awareness of the graduate labour market in order to secure, retain and develop a graduate career.
  • Provide evidence of direct engagement with a range of graduate employers and professional bodies.

4. Aware of ethical issues impacting on business and professional practice

  • Demonstrate an understanding of UK and international organisations’ approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and their implications for organisations and individuals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical codes of professional bodies and the legal and regulatory contexts in which these operate.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different perspectives towards organisational ethics including shareholder, stakeholder and critical approaches.