MSc Management

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Trends in Global Business and Management

Course unit fact file
Unit code BMAN73150
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Summer semester
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.


BMAN73150 Programme Req: BMAN73150 is only available as a core unit to students on MSc Management


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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Assessment methods

Examination (100%)  

Feedback methods

written and in class

Recommended reading

Readings will be recommended for each topic.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 20
Seminars 3
Independent study hours
Independent study 125

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Miguel Martinez Lucio Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Informal Contact Method

Office Hours

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)

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