This course focuses on European economic integration and the implications for business. The nature of the European business environment is examined including a discussion of the economic and political institutions, culture and demographic trends. Market size, growth, trade and investment prospects for the Euro zone countries and the UK are examined. The foreign market entry strategies of multinational corporations active in this region will also be discussed. The course will also consider the prospects for Eastern Europe and the challenges these countries face in implementing free enterprise market reforms. Implications for EU enlargement are discussed.