Swansea University

International Management

MN-M528

Iowa State Course Substitution

International Management

MGMT 414

Course Info
International Credits:
15.0
Converted Credits:
4.0
Semester:
spring
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Course Description:
Module Maintenance Academic Information Module Code MN-M528 Academic year 17/18 Full Title International Management College Management Level M Department Business External Credit Level FHEQ 7 / HESA 6 Module Type Taught/Lecture Based Credits 15 ECTS Credits 7.50 Formal Contact Hours 30 Placement Hours 0 Notional Hours 150 Module Fee 0 Location PARK CAMPUS Contact Hours Description 10 x 2 hour lectures5 x 2 hour seminars Module synopsis to be printed in the catalogue The module will emphasise the economic, geographical, legal and political factors that make international business different from purely domestic activities. The module will provide a sense of the key issues affecting international businesses in regard to country specific political and economic differences, social responsibility and wider issues in international political economy. Notes to be printed in Catalogue This module aims to provide students with an introduction to international management. Timetabling office to treat this module as compulsory for MSc Management generalist pathway for scheduling purposes in addition to any programme pathway on which it is actually compulsory. Delivery Method Delivery of this module will be through a series of lectures followed by seminars in small groups. All teaching is based on campus. Guest speakers may be invited to contribute as appropriate. Is this module placement based? Not applicable Module to be delivered in collaboration with another organisation? No Percentage taught in Welsh 0% Module Aims This module aims to give students a firm understanding of the issues managers are faced with in an international environment in terms of economic, political and legal factors. Learning Outcomes At the end of this module students should be able to: - Understand in depth the key theories of international trade and business. - Have a critical and systemmatic grasp of the key issues affecting managers and businesses in an international environment. - Have a detailed understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of managing a business when operating across different country contexts. Transferable Skills Acquire Critical Reasoning skills Acquire transferable skills in library-based research, and the capacity to present evidence to support an argument. Exhibit debating and presentation skills including the use of ICT. Display skills in linking academic theory to international management practice. Formulate/design and implement international management policies and strategies as well as develop strategies to resolve cross-cultural problems in organizations. Syllabus Lectures: 1 – Regional and global strategy, the multi-national enterprise 2 – International politics and culture 3 – International trade, financial markets and institutions 4 – Marketing & Organisational strategy 5 – Innovation, entrepreneurship and ‘born global’ firms 6 – Production & HRM strategy 7 – Financial strategy, direct investment and exchange markets 8 – Politics and ethics in international business 9 – Regional strategies: the developed world & economic integration 10 – Regional strategies: the developing world Each lecture has an accompanying seminar on the same topic, except for: Week 5 – coursework preparation seminar Week 10 - revision session and worked mock-exam. Are there any challenges which might affect a disabled student being able to satisfactorily undertake the teaching and learning methods of this module? Where a need has been identified at recruitment, or at any later stage, an assessment will be made in conjunction with the student and the Disability Office. The School will make reasonable adjustments and/or develop alternative arrangements in conjunction with the student. Support material for this module will be available online. With the consent of the Module Co-ordinator students may record lectures for personal use. If necessary student note takers and support workers can attend classes. If access to a particular area is restrictive then the University will alter the venue for the course to allow full access. Alternative forms of assessment will be considered if appropriate. Reading List : Essential reading (4) International Management : managing across borders and cultures : text and cases / Helen Deresky.  (9th edition ; European edition.) Deresky, Helen Pearson Education Limited  2016 International management Helen Deresky.  (3rd edition.) Deresky, Helen (2016) International Management : managing across borders and cultures : text and cases / Helen Deresky.  (8th revised edition ; Global edition) Deresky, Helen. Pearson Education Limited,  2014. International management : managing across borders and cultures : text and cases / Helen Deresky.  (7th edition; International edition) Deresky, Helen. Pearson Education,  2010. Reading List : Recommended reading (7) International human resource management / Peter J. Dowling, Marion Festing, Allen D. Engle, Sr.  (Sixth edition.) Dowling, Peter. Cengage Learning,  2013. International human resource management.  (5th ed. /) Dowling, Peter. Thomson Learning,  2007. Global business today / Charles W. L. Hill.  (8th ed.) Hill, Charles W. L. McGraw-Hill Irwin,  2014. International management : culture, strategy, and behavior.  (7th ed. ) Luthans, Fred. McGraw-Hill Higher Education ;  2008. International management : managing in a diverse and dynamic global environment / Arvind V. Phatak, Rabi S. Bhagat, Roger J. Kashlak.  (2nd ed.) Phatak, Arvind V. McGraw-Hill Irwin,  c2009. Assessment Information International management : managing the global corporation / by Ashok Som. Som, Ashok. McGraw-Hill Higher Education,  c2009. International management : strategic opportunities and cultural challenges / Paul D. Sweeney and Dean B. McFarlin.  (Fifth edition.) Sweeney, Paul D., Routledge,  2015. Method of moderation to use for the predominant assessment method Moderation by sampling of the cohort Module components Assessment Type Mark Scheme Assessment Month Weighting Examination (Resit instrument) Assessment level marking - PGTM August (resit) 100 Coursework 1 Assessment level marking - PGTM March 40 Examination 1 Assessment level marking - PGTM June 60 Component descriptions Individual coursework of 2500 words (30%) 2 hour unseen examination (70%) In what ways will students receive feedback on assessed work, including formal examinations Examination: Generic feedback via Blackboard plus drop-in session for students who would like individual feedback on their performance. Coursework: Written feedback via Grademark Assessment provision for students with disabilities Where a need has been identified at recruitment, or at any later stage, an assessment will be made in conjunction with the student and the Disability Office. The School will make reasonable adjustments and/or develop alternative arrangements in conjunction with the student. Support material for this module will be available online. With the consent of the Module Co-ordinator students may record lectures for personal use. If necessary student note takers and support workers can attend classes. If access to a particular area is restrictive then the University will alter the venue for the course to allow full access. Alternative forms of assessment will be considered if appropriate. Provide details of how students would redeem failure in the module To redeem failure in this module, students will be expected to resit the examination component and this will count for 100%. Module Rules Administrative Information Printed on: 19/09/2017 20:52:57 Semester TB2 Coordinator Professor YA Debrah Module Lecturers Lecturer Name Percent Taught Professor YA Debrah 100 Module delivered by non university employee? No Module Teaching and Academic Subject Area JACS Code JACS Name Department Teaching Load % N120 International Business studies SOMB 100 Requisite modules Co-requisite Pre-requisite Non-requisite None None None New Blackboard site required? Yes Taught with another module that uses the same Blackboard site? Yes If Yes, please enter the module code(s) MNBM34 What activities do you intend to use e-learning for? In general - distribution of module materials and communication with students. Lecture and Seminar information will be made available through Blackboard along with a full Module Handbook and assessment brief. Use of Internet resources and digital library. What assessment activities do you intend to you use e-learning for? Return of written feedback via Grademark. Release of marks through Gradecentre. Plagiarism detection via Turnitin. Student capacity 350 How often will the module run during the session? 1 If more than once, when? Does the module encroach on other subject areas? No Does the module replace an existing module? Yes If yes, then select module it replaces MNBM34 LTC Authoriser Ms M Campbell-Davies LTC Authorise Date 21 Jul 2014

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Evaluation Date:
October 9, 2017
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