MSc Human Resource Management (International Development) / Course details
Year of entry: 2019
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|
|Offered by||Global Development Institute|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
We examine the history and importance of international business, laying the foundations for the study of international management.
All aspects of working in overseas markets are examined, but in particular, the role and importance of culture.
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:·
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.
E-learning is deliberately kept to a minimum, as cross-cultural interaction is of greatest benefit, and this is difficult to achieve in an e-learning environment
Assessment is a 3,000 word essay, based on a choice of topic from amongst some 6-8 topics. All are of direct relevance to some aspect of IM, but it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate an integration of both the theory and the practice as relevant to the question chosen. 100%
Re-sit Assessment: Essay , 100%
Feedback via Blackboard.
Luthans, F. and Doh, J.P. (2012) International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behaviour (8th Edition), McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Boston, Massachusetts
Other readings will be supplied on enrollment
|Independent study hours|
|Shirley Jenner||Unit coordinator|
GDI Programmes on which course unit is offered:
MSc HRM (Optional), M&IS (Optional), HRD (Optional) and OCD (Optional)