BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
International Management

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC21502
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 5
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by School of Environment, Education and Development
Available as a free choice unit? No


The course unit will introduce and discuss the following content areas:

•           International management and leadership in a global business environment, including a leisure context.

•           Behaving responsibly in business around the world.

•           Managing change in an international environment.

•           The use of UK, European and Asian case studies to support learning.



This unit aims to:


•           Develop understanding of international business and management, including a global leisure context.

•           Develop understanding of planning for international business including a global leisure context

•           Develop critical appreciation and understanding of managing information and resources within an international organisation to deliver competitive advantage.


This unit develops topics addressed in EDUC 11251 Introduction to Management and EDUC 20231 HRM II. It will act as a precursor to EDUC 30211 Strategic Management.


Learning outcomes



•           Understand the need for a holistic approach to International management and leadership in a global business environment

•           Recognise key aspects of management theory in an international context.

•           Develop an understanding of planning for international business and the need for responsible business behaviour around the world.

•           Understand theories of change, and implementing and managing change in an international context.

•           Demonstrate communication, analytical and critical skills in relation to case studies of international organisations.

•           Begin to assess and evaluate management and leadership theories and concepts, and their relationship to international organisations, including a global leisure context.


Teaching and learning methods

•           Lectures

•           Seminars

•           Student-led group work

•           Discussions

•           E-learning through Blackboard-linked resources

•           Individual study and reflection

•           Written submission


Assessment methods

Assessment activity

Length required


Weighting within unit



2,500 words



Feedback methods

Online via Blackboard

Recommended reading

Kelly, P. (2009) International Business Management. Andover: Cengage Learning.



Griffin, R.W., and Pustay, M. (2014) International Business Global Edition. Pearson



Cole, G.A. & Kelly, P. (2015) Management Theory and Practice. 8th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning.



Taylor, S. (2011) Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management. London: CIPD.



Journal : International Business Review


Luthans, F. & Doh, Jonathan, P. (2012) International Management, Culture, Strategy and Behaviour 8th ed. McGraw-Hill Irwin


Mead, R, & Andrews, T. G. (2009) International Management 4th ed. Wiley-Blackwell


Peng, M, & Meyer, K. (2016) International Business. 2nd ed. Cengage


Porter, M. E. (1979) ‘How competitive forces shape strategy’, Harvard Business Review (March/April 1979) 57(2) 137-145



Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 30

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Martyn Edwards Unit coordinator

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