EU Policy in Business

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    EU Policy in Business

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Business, European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Manufacturing and service companies across a wide range of industries, established in and trading across the European Union (EU) must engage with the EU's policies and legislative requirements. The European Union's governance processes and measures, are negotiated by EU institutions and member state governments. To varying degrees across policy sectors - companies, industries, non-government organizations, and consumer interests are 'stakeholders' in these policy processes. It is the institutions of EU governance, which mediate among these stakeholders. The prohibition of Ryanair's takeover of Aer Lingus; the application of the definitions of food and drink products under standards and labeling legislation by Findus, Nestle and Diageo; discussions with British Telecom (BT), Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom on the development of a single European digital and telecom market represent recent examples from the EU's 'non-market' business environment. These examples illustrate how the EU has the potential to influence a company's structures and strategies, hence the module's title 'The European Union in Business'. Detailed knowledge of the ongoing development of the EU's policies and policy processes is necessary for a company's management to design structures and strategies to first, respond to the EU's influence and second, adopt a proactive engagement with EU governance and the 'non-market' business environment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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