Contemporary Business Issues

Module code: CORP 3543

Module description

This module is designed to critically evaluate how current issues in both Economics and Politics affect business management and performance. There is a strong initial emphasis upon analysing the causes of major world events and examining the various scenarios that these events confront business managers with. The topics covered would include:

  • The economic effects of commodity/stock markets
  • The Growth and Decline of Economies and the Cyclical Nature of Recession
  • Financial Institutions: The Influence of the Banking Sector on the Economy
  • The Role of Government in Business, e.g. Regulations, Monetary and Fiscal Policies
  • The Fate of the Euro and the European Debt Crisis
  • The advantages and disadvantages of European Union membership

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: 8 hours


  • Presentation: 40%
  • Essay (2000 words): 60%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books