|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to enable students to gain knowledge and critical understanding of the issues that impact international business and management in a globalizing economy. By focusing on a critical assessment of the impact of organisations operating on an international and global level on a range of stakeholders, the module will advance students’ knowledge and understanding of the interplay between globalisation, business and management.
Contemporary organisations operate in an international environment where business structures, processes and dynamics are faced with the challenges of global competition. The complexity of international business and management emerges from the intertwining dynamics between different stakeholders, which can be understood by analysing a diversity of topics. The module will adopt a stakeholder approach to facilitate that students engage critically in the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, threats and consequences facing organisations as a result of contemporary issues in international business and management.
In line with the contemporary focus of the module, topics covered may vary from year to year depending on emerging issues. The module brings together contemporary issues in the subject areas and expertise present in the business schools to provide a platform for critical discussion of these issues and their implications for international business and management. Indicative content includes:
« Globalisation and development
« Stakeholders in international business and management
« Global governance and ethics
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||64:00||64:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Staff hours depend on chort and group size.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Contemporary issues in international business and management are contested and their understanding requires that students question their own assumptions about the meaning of globalisation as well as the credibility and legitimacy they bestow on different stakeholders.
Lectures are a good opportunity to raise such issues and and seminars 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.
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. It is intended to have one revision session per semester ahead of the respective assessment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||40||2,000 word essay.|
The essay allows for the assessment of interrelated issues discussed in class, engaging students in analyzing the complexities and competing positions of different stakeholders in international business management. Students will receive written feedback on their performance after the first semester. The exam allows students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the module content that is being assessed.
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