Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Trends in Global Business and Management
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Summer semester|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This is to be confirmed and is dependent on contemporary research issues and the availability of speakers.
All unit materials are made available on Blackboard including course outlines, assessments, reading lists, course announcements, articles and papers, and links to past exam papers. Various methods of interaction and feedback are used including live streaming and recording of lectures, podcasts, online office hours, online course work submission, and online assessment and feedback. An online student discussion forum is available and your lecturer may feedback messages to the whole class via Blackboard if the point that you have raised could be of benefit to others.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to a number of contemporary topics in international business and management. The material will be presented using a combination of internal faculty who have an international reputation and are considered leaders in their fields, external speakers with expertise in particular areas, as well as site visits if relevant. Contemporary topics could include social enterprise, government policy, the digital and creative sector, big data, regional development, automation and productivity, corporate elites, the role of consultants, and innovation in emerging economies. The intention is to provide an overview of current issues, some of which may be newly emerging and have not yet have entered traditional academic publication outlets, yet they are highly relevant for graduates entering the business and management profession.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate a range of contemporary trends in international business and management.
- Develop their critical reasoning ability in order to make well-informed judgements concerning new developments in international business and management.
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out independent research and critical analysis.
Summative assessment will be based on a two-hour seen examination, which accounts for 100% of the marks.
written and in class
Readings will be recommended for each topic.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Miguel Martinez Lucio||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)