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Title EUROPEAN UNION AND BUSINESS
Code MKIB250
Coordinator Dr MS Cole
Work, Organisation and Management
M.S.Cole@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

MKIB160 GLOBAL CAPITALIST SYSTEMS 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      12

6

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      120 mins X 1 totaling 24
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Group Presentation Assessment Type: Presentation Duration: 20 minutes Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies   20 minutes    40       
Assessment 2: Essay Type: Coursework Size: 2500 Words Weighting: 60% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes   2500 words    60       

Aims

1. to give students an understanding of the working of the development of the EU and the implications for business.
2. to give students an understanding of working of EU institutions and the implications for business.
3. to give students an understanding of EU business policies.
4. to give students an understanding of UK's membership of the EU, Brexit and the business perspective.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to understand the operation of EU institutions and their impact on the business environment

(LO2) Students will be able to understand the impact of key EU policies on the business environment

(LO3) Students will be able to understand all sides in contemporary political debates related to EU institutions

(LO4) Students will be able to understand the impact of EU policies on specific industries

(S1) Commercial awareness

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) International awareness

(S6) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Material
Description: Delivery of the core content of the module. Supported with extensive readings.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Synchronous Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: The sessions will support the two assignments
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Biweekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: Reading and preparation for the teaching. Completion of the assessments

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
H ow this is developed: Both the presentation and the essay will assess commercial awareness
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Essay and Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Teamwork will be assessed by the group presentation
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Both the presentation and the essay involve the development of organisational skills
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Essay and Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Written communication is developed through the presentation and the essay, oral communication is developed through the presentation
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Essay and Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Both the presentation and essay involve the development of awareness the E U as an institution and or a country different from the UK
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Essay and Group Presentation

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Through the essay and the presentation in terms of democratic and accountable process and ethical business decisions and practices.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group Presentation


Syllabus

 

Indicative List of recorded Lectures, Weeks 1 to 10
1.   UK and the EU
2    European Integration EU Institutions
European Institutions
4    The Euro and Financial Services
5    The Common Agricultural Policy and the Environment
6    EU Competition Policy and Regulation
7 EU and International Trade Regional Policy, Social Policy
8 EU Regional policy, industrial policy, social policy and economic development
9 EU Transport and Enlargement
10 EU Business and the World


Recommended Texts

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