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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN50387: Managing in an international context

Click here for further information Credits: 12
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Academic Year
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Only available to students on the MSc in Advanced Management Practice.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The unit's aim is to expose students to contemporary analyses, debate, research, and management practice relating to the execution of business in an international context. In particular, the unit will focus on a range of aspects of firm-level strategy, structure and process in an international setting, including the managerial challenges and implications of market, cultural, institutional, social, political, and economic dynamics within an increasingly globalised business environment.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing the unit students will be able to:
* show an appreciation of the complexity of the international environment businesses have to operate in.
* understand the underlying patterns, motivations for and modes of international trade and investment.
* appreciate the role of national and supra-national organisations in the formation of international trade and investment policies.


* Intellectual skills: ability to select a focus for a project, analysis and synthesis of information.
* Practical ability to analyse, identify and relate firm-level strategy to micro- and macro-level international business environments will be necessary and developed.
* Transferable/Key skills: research, ability to select a focus for a project, analysis and synthesis of information, structuring and writing a long essay.

Topics covered include: firm-level rationales for internationalization, mechanisms of internationalization, structure and management of international firms, the process and firm-level implications of globalisation, national market and cultural dynamics.
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MN50387 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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