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MN30671: International strategy in practice

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10569
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The primary objectives are:
* To engage students in the investigation of the practice of strategy in the international context.
* To develop the critical abilities and skills to analyse the current issues associated with strategies in the international context.
* To develop a critical understanding of the techniques and methods in the development and implementation of strategy in the international context.
* To enhance student international business skills through understanding corporate responsibilities and social accountability on an international perspective.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Determine how the external environment in which organizations operate relates to strategy practice
* Be able to critically evaluate and argue the appropriateness of strategies and strategic practices and their contributions to the sustainable development of the organisation.
* Display a sound understanding of relevant theories and be able to appraise strategies, strategic practice and relevant evidence critically

* Ability to engage and demonstrate in critical thinking and evaluation skills (T, F, A)
* Ability to shape, progress and then defend a coherent argument (T, F, A)
* Ability to communicate complex data clearly and precisely (T, F)
* Self-management, time management and team working skills (F)
* Develop the ability to reflect on earlier knowledge and practice and integrate the new with past experience and effectively apply it to present situations (F)
* The facility to communicate and defend ideas (F/A)

International Strategy in Practice
The unit is designed to help students to better understand the strategies and practices associated with the conduct of strategy in the international context, the issues considered will vary to ensure currency but may include topics such as strategy development in uncertain environments, managing trade-offs in international strategy, developing strategic capabilities, developing the skills of strategy development and strategizing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30671 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)

MN30671 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)