SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Multinationals and Global Business

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Term 2

The aim of this module is to prepare students for understanding the changing dynamics of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and developing a critical perspective on the MNEs and their relationship with the external environment.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Familiarize with the traditional theories and frameworks and knowledge advancement in explaining multinationals' strategy and operations both from developed and emerging economies.
  • Acquire a critical understanding of the importance of government-business-society relationships in multinationals' strategy and operations.
  • Critically assess the changing patterns of globalisation, regional integration and nationalism
  • Gain an appreciation of the importance of technology in shaping patterns of global business environment and multinationals' behavior and strategy
  • Identify the key aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability and their impact on multinationals.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the changing patterns of global value chain.

Method of assessment

Assessment for this module is in three elements:

  • One tutorial presentation at 10%
  • One essay of 2,500 at 30%
  • One unseen 2-hour written examination at 60%

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