Courses Catalogue

Research & Development In Multinational Enterprises

COURSE CODE: BIB 3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration: International Business, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course introduces the area of research and innovation in multi-national enterprises with particular emphasis on how to create a conducive environment for research and innovation to take place. In addition, the course presents the aspect of controversy in accounting for research and development expense in large multi-national enterprises. The use of information technology in research on fraud management is also emphasized along with other quantitative methods used in research and development in multinational enterprises which include linear programming.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able;

  • Explain  how to create a condusive environment for research and development (R&D) to take place.
  • Discuss the challenges of large and small enterprises regarding cost of research and how to generate funds for scientific and social research.
  • Describe intellectuals property rights and international trade law.
  • Understand the linkages between R &D in multi-national enterprises and millennium development goals.
  • Understand controversy that exists in accounting for R&D in multinational enterprises.
  • Understand IT and quantitative methods for R & D in multinational enterprises.