|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|BUS2029||Operations Strategy and Management|
This module will provide a cutting edge overview of the very latest thinking and practice in international business and management. It will provide a challenging and eclectic range of perspectives on globalization, multinational corporations, varieties of capitalism and international business. The module will build on knowledge from previous modules and bring together contemporary issues pertinent to the areas of organization studies, sociology, HRM, economic geography and international business, to help participants to develop a critical understanding of contemporary organizations and the increasingly global environment in which they operate.
« Globalisation and Multinational Companies
« Theoretical perspectives on the challenges facing MNCs
« Strategies used to manage the challenges of globalization
« Comparative Business Systems
By the end of this module, you should be able:
To critique and reflect on key issues and challenges within international business and management.
To appreciate differences between various national business systems
To assess the usefulness of a range of theoretical perspectives used to explore the impact of globalization on international business and management practices.
To formulate compelling solutions to problems and situations organisations face when conducting international business and management.
By the end of this module, you should be able:
To conduct critical analysis of current issues facing the international business and management through the analysis, structure and presentation of ideas and arguments
To differentiate between and analyze the relevance of different assumptions made and courses of action taken in international business and management.
To develop analytical and argumentation skills in relation to debates about international business.
To demonstrate good oral communication through the presentation and communication of arguments.
To critically examine arguments used to explain dynamics related to various issues involved in international business and management.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||2:00||40:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||Staff hours depend on cohort and group size.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||46:00||46:00||N/A|
|BUS3345||Contemporary Issues in International and Comparative Business (Study Abroad Sem 1)|
|BUS3058||Contemporary Issues in International and Comparative Business (Erasmus/SA Sem2)|
Contemporary issues in international business and management are contested and their understanding requires that students question the realities and rethorics of globalization, the activities and strategies of multinationals and the differences between various national business systems.
Lectures are a good opportunity to raise such issues and seminars (term 1) will be a good opportunity for students to engage and challenge them. This is a good way to promote knowledge and understanding of the issues in discussion. Lectures will also be used to present and debate various media material relevant to international business.
The seminars also provide a good opportunity to support student progress in relation to the skills-based outcomes of the module. The seminars have been thought of as student–led support sessions to facilitate student learning and the receipt of formative feedback from seminar tutors and peers. The course provides one revision session per semester ahead of the respective assessment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
The module will be assessed via two conventional unseen examinations, one per term. This will allow students to benefit from generic feedback mid year and also it will tie study, revision and assessment in a much shorter cycle.
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