MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
We examine the importance of international business, laying the foundations for the study of international management. All aspects of working in overseas markets are examined, including strategy formation and implementation with emphasis on the role and importance of cross-cultural and socially responsible management.
The unit aims to:
Introduce students to the basics of international management, with particular reference to cross-cultural management, and management within organisations that operate in developing countries
Category of outcome
Students should/will (please delete as appropriate) be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
On successful completion of this course unit, participants will have demonstrated:·
Knowledge and critical understanding of the nature and context of management in international development,
Knowledge and critical understanding of strategic, resource and other international management practices,·
Knowledge and critical understanding of international development organisations’ environment and how it impacts on their effectiveness.
Understand theoretical background, and undertake a comparative analysis of the ways in which managers can make use of management theory in solving practical problems associated with cross-cultural management focus.
Dealing with people from different cultural backgrounds
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Written summation of data
Teaching and learning methods
Learning and teaching are generally handled in a face-to-face forum, as students benefit from sharing ideas and experiences with people from different cultural backgrounds. However, E-learning is used to enhance the student experience, offering opportunities for interaction in different media environments.
- Group/team working
- Team-working, design and delivery of audio-visual presentation.
- Enhanced understanding of business strategy and implementation in theory and practice. Appreciation of international talent management practice. Organizational audit and external environment analysis skills.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||100%|
Students will be given opportunities to provide feedback to teaching staff during face to face sessions, and via Padlet and other polling tools- as well as via the formal Unit Evaluation. There will also be opportunities for peer- peer feedback during sessions.
Feedback on formative activities related to key themes and linked to assignments
Detailed summative assessment will be via Blackboard.
Barrientos, S., (2019) Gender and Work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains? Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
Boddy, D. (2016) Management. An Introduction. (7th Edition) Pearson Education Limited. #
Croucher, S. (2018) Globalization and Belonging. The Politics of Identity in a Changing World. ( 2nd Edition) The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Company, USA.
Dicken, P. (2015) Global Shift (7th Edition), The Guildford Press. USA.
Edwards, T. & Rees, C. (2017) International Human Resource Management: Globalisation, National Systems and Multinational Companies (3rd Ed.), Essex, UK, Pearson Education Limited.
Hitt , M.A.. Ireland, R.D. and Hoskisson, R.E. (2017) Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization. Concepts and Cases (12th Edition) Cengage Learning, Boston.
Luthans, F. and Doh, J.P. (2020) International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behaviour (11th Edition), McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Boston, Massachusetts.
Lund-Thomsen ,P. Hansen, M.W. and Lindgreen, A (Eds) 2021 Business and Development Studies, Routledge, Abingdon.
Stahl, G. K., Björkman, I., & Morris, S. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of research in international human resource management. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Sweeney, P. and McFarlin, D.B. (2014) International Management. Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges. [5th Edition] Routledge, New York.
Werhane,P. Wolfe,R. and Newton,L.H.(2019) Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships, (2nd Edition) Routledge. Abingdon, Oxon.
Whittington, R. Regner, P. Angwin, D. Johnson, G. and Scholes, K. (2020) Exploring Strategy. Text and Cases. Pearson, Education Ltd
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|Shirley Jenner||Unit coordinator|
GDI Programmes on which course unit is offered:
MSc HRM (Optional), M&IS (Optional), HRD (Optional) and OCD (Optional)