Module Information

Module Identifier
MMM2620
Module Title
International Management
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3,000 word assessment  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Repeat Failed Elements  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Examination  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate the different structures that exist within multinational corporations

Be able to evaluate the significance of effectively managing people within international organizations

Critically evaluate and reflect upon the skills and competencies required to effectively lead and manage internationally

Critically evaluate the main ethical challenges that an international manager faces

Critically discuss of the key issues involved in formulating and applying an international strategy

Critically evaluate the significance of communicating effectively with the organization, particularly across language boundaries

Critically evaluate some of the key areas of cultural diversity

Evaluate the impact and influence of culture in international management

Critically evaluate and understand different types of international alliances

Critically discuss some of the key issues and the importance of effectively managing international industrial relations.

Brief description

The purpose of the module is to provide curriculum coverage on different aspects of international management with a main focus on the areas of knowledge required to effectively manage internationally within a modern multinational corporation. Key areas of international human resource management are covered, providing knowledge of some of the skills and competencies that are required of an international manager as well as some of the processes, issues and challenges with which the international manager will have to confront and overcome. While mainly lecture based, the module will also incorporate a number of recent and relevant case studies aimed at bringing these issues and challenges to life.

Content

The Multi-National Corporation; structures and networks; 2 lectures
International Human Resource Management; 2 lectures
Global Leadership; 2 lectures
The Global Manager; 2 lectures
Ethical challenges of International Management; 2 lectures
International Strategy Formulation;2 lectures
Communication across language boundaries; 2 lectures
Cultural Diversity and MNCs; 2 lectures
Expatriation and Repatriation; 2 lectures
Managing International Alliances; 2 lectures
International Industrial Relations; 2 lectures

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Through the quantitative areas integrated throughout the entire module.
Communication Oral communication will be developed through class participation and group work. Written communication will be developed through case preparation, assessment preparation, note taking and information based dialogue.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through both class and self-directed learning
Information Technology Group presentation, powerpoint, word
Personal Development and Career planning Development of skills, theory and analysis capabilities to allow effective management decisions
Problem solving Identification of business issues related to international management functions. Identification of the relevant information for decisions and formulation of decisions.
Research skills Qualitative methods, survey methods and basic preparation and analysis.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Through class preparation, the use of breakout group work, case preparation and through the group assessment.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7