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SCQF Level: 10  

Module Code: ECN411

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: Dundee Business School

Description

Firms that engage in international trade, grow more and at a higher pace. However, they are also exposed to greater economic, financial and political risks. This module introduces students to international trade, and provides them with a practical guide to sell abroad profitably including the legal regimes applicable.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : an introduction to world trade and provide them with a range of tools to design strategies for exporting goods and services.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Identify and evaluate the key issues affecting world trade and its impact on the exporting firm.

2.  Create a business plan to sell abroad profitably.

3.  Analyse and apply the principles and legal tools of the regulation of International Trade

Indicative Content

1 An introduction to world trade

The rationale for international trade, exchange rates and international markets

2 Building the foundations for exporting

Are you ready for export? Writing an export Business Plan, prepping for exports

3 Creating and using online marketing platforms

Online fundamentals, creating a social media and networking presence, marketing your business worldwide

4 Mapping your export journey

Choosing a product to export, exploring your territory, preparing and adapting your product for the export marketplace

5 Managing the transactions

Transport, logistics and fulfilment options; pricing and preparing quotations; getting paid

6 The institutions, bodies and legal tools

The World Trade Organisation, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, The United Nations (UNCTAD) and the World Customs Organisation.

7 Some policies of the institutions and organisations

For example the Generalised System of Preferences and the incorporation of Development issues into International Trade regulation.

8 The effect on business of the International Regulation

To include the Vienna Sales Convention 1980, with a UK focus, letters of credit, cross border guarantees, international carriage of goods, by land, sea and air.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is a lecture-based module supported by tutorials. Students will sit a class test in week ten to evaluate their knowledge of world trade and the process of exporting. In addition, students must prepare a business plan for exporting a good, or service, of their choice.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 28
Tutorial/Seminar 10
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 44
Independent 118

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Guidance notes:

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.

Disclaimer: We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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