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MN30671: International strategy in practice

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10569
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

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.

Skills: Intellectual
* 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)

Content: 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.

Programme 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)


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