With modern business environments becoming more global, this degree aims to improve understanding of international business contexts. Most of the products we purchase today have gone through complex international journeys to arrive on the shelves of our shops. This course is designed to reflect these changes in the modern international business environment. Worldwide financial networks and disappearing economic boundaries help to allow far greater freedom of sales, marketing, manufacturing and outsourcing. While growing distribution networks, supply chains and transportation hubs have simplified the movement of products. This course aims to cover a range of management disciplines to help prepare students for operations including the distributing of products and services across nations and continents, as many products undergo complex international journeys to arrive on the shelves of our shops. This degree aims to develop knowledge and practical skills regarding the international business environment, business strategy and key functions of business organisations. We will also cover the external forces which affect business decisions, such as fall or rise of interest rates.