Your study of international business will be enhanced by and strengthened with a solid grounding in the economic theory that explains business behaviour. You will develop your knowledge of the microeconomic principles relating to the theories of firms and consumers, and the macroeconomic principles underpinning national and international economies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge about managerial economics and the allocation of human resources. You will also have the opportunity to undertake research in the area of business economics and expand your employment opportunities in business and the financial sector. This course is subject to validation.
You are assessed by unseen exams, essays, and a research project.
Course structure -
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The course has a central emphasis on business, benefitting from the global reputation for international economics research and teaching at Sussex. The course comprises eight modules (six core modules and two options), and a Business Economics Research Project.
Core modules: Business Economics • Global Business • Quantitative Methods for Finance • Managerial and Human Resource Management • Research Methods for International Finance • Globalisation and Integration.
Options: Accounting for Decision-Makers • Marketing Research • Financial and Time Series Econometrics • Business Context in Emerging Economics • International Entrepreneurship.
This course will appeal to those who wish to pursue a range of management careers in international business or the financial sector, and take up such roles as business or financial analysts.