MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (Distance Learning)

Year of entry: 2023

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Course unit details:
International Management

Course unit fact file
Unit code MGDI71030
Credit rating 15
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



1. Management and managerial functions and role
2. Globalization: International management and its environment
3. Process of internationalization
4. International strategic management
5. Organizing international operations
6. International strategic alliance
7. International Human Resource Management Recruitment and Selection
8. Developing and paying international managers and employers


MGDI71030 online conditions 06546 05764


' To learn about the theory and practice of international management

- To develop understanding of factors impinging on managing international organizations

- To develop analytical and conceptual skills pertaining to international management

- To develop knowledge of international strategic alliances

- To develop knowledge of different management systems around the world

Learning outcomes

After completing the course unit students should be able to give a critical account of

- the nature and context of international management
- international management practices
- the environment of international organizations and how it impacts on their effectiveness
- international strategic alliances such as joint ventures
- different management systems around the world

Teaching and learning methods

Distance Learning Mode including weekly online tutorials

Assessment methods

One 3,500 word essay (90%)

Tutorial participation (max 10%)

  • Student must engage with minimum of 4/8 tutorials, including at least 1 synchronous tutorial  (5%)
  • Student must engage with minimum of 6/8 tutorials, including at least 1 synchronous tutorial (10%)

Re-sit Assessment: One 3,500 word essay (100%)

Recommended reading

Course unit textbook

Luthans, Fred and Jonathan P. Doh (2009), International Management: Culture, Strategy and Behaviour (7th edition), New York: McGraw-Hill)

Additional notes

MGDI Programmes on which course unit is offered:
MSc Human Resource Management and Development (via Distance Learning) and MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development (via Distance Learning)

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