Economics and International Policy Issues

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics and International Policy Issues

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Business, Economics, International Business, International Economics, International Politics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    60
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This particular subject makes a contribution to the Degree in Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by giving the necessary tools to each student in order to know and understand the interactions between economics and international relationships, so that each student may understand how those interactions affect decision making in firms. This subject is contributing also to the general objective of the Degree in Business Administration of the University of Deusto, which is to train professionals and persons having the general and specific competences to understand, analyze, decide, plan and act inside firms, taking into account the international economic situation and perspectives, generating value for society and firms.

    Contents
    CHAPTER 1. ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    CHAPTER 2. COOPERATION VS CONFLICT IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
    CHAPTER 3. GEOPOLITICS AND ECONOMICS FOR THE XXIst CENTURY
    CHAPTER 4. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY CONTEXT CHAPTER 5. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: GROWTH, CRISIS AND REFORM CHAPTER 6. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM
    CHAPTER 7. FINANCIAL GLOBALIZATION: OPORTUNITIES AND CRISIS
    CHAPTER 8. EUROPEAN UNION. INSTITUTIONAL, ECONOMIC AND INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS

    Methodology
    Professors will explain main ideas, concepts and contents appearing in the program. Students will have to answer the set of questions that will be given at the end of each chapter, working in teams, in class and outside the classroom, in order to develop specific and general competences. The methods and tools used to develop the subject encompass the following: contextualization questions, questions and answers about economic press articles, videos about economics and international relations, questionnaires, lectures, presentation of team works and feedback from professors.

    Assessment
    The final mark of the subject will be calculated adding four blocks:
    1) using the answers to the set of questions that will be given to students at the end of each chapter (5% of the value of final mark, 0,628% each of the chapters from 1 to 8)
    2) using the answers to the contextualization questions made at the beginning of each chapter (5%; 0,625% each of the chapters from 1 to 8).
    3) the final exam (40% of the final mark)
    4) the composition and presentation of the team works based on the set of questions that will be given to students at the end of each chapter (chapters 1 to 8) (50% of the final mark)
     

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.