MSc International Management-Core Modules
Core Modules and Structure

The MSc International Management comprises 7 core modules and a dissertation. Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core modules (120 credits in total) and Dissertation (60 credits).

Business Management Research (MAR4006-N)

The primary objective of this module is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge in a range of research strategies. The sessions are designed to develop an understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective research whilst allowing students to pursue their own research interests. The module will illustrate the significant role that theoretical principles play in the research process and the importance of presenting clear and credible argument and evidence to support both the research design and the study's findings. Good research is also dependent on strong inter-personal and project management skills. These elements will be illustrated throughout the course. This module serves two purposes: firstly, it will provide course participants with an understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective research. Secondly, it will provide a foundation of knowledge which will facilitate the design and completion of a dissertation.

Issues in the Global Economy (ECO4006-N)

This module examines a wide range of contemporary global economic issues including: the changing structure of the world economy; international trade relations; the nature and efficiency of the market system; developments in the macro economy; the determinants of long-run economic performance; the influence of regulatory and environmental policy; and the effects of changes in corporate governance and CSR. The emphasis is on understanding the nature of these issues and their implications for businesses and other organisations. The module approaches the issues from a variety of perspectives – economic; political, socio-cultural and ethical – and draws primarily on economics as the underlying discipline, develops the concepts, theories and analytical tools useful for assessing the dynamics of the world economy.

Managing Across Cultures (CSE4012-N)

This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of cultural differences and the impact they can have at the individual and organisational level in an international context. Students will be made aware of the key theories and concepts that underpin the subject and will be exposed to new and challenging aspects of managing in an increasingly global business environment. The module will explore the meaning of culture and the nature of culture with emphasis on cross-cultural dimensions. Students will also be exposed to concepts based on time, values and cultural contexts. This fundamental underpinning then allows the module to develop a more strategic view of cross cultural management and will consider the relationships between culture and leadership, culture and marketing and doing business in a selected number of countries.

Managing People in Organizations (HRM4010-N)

Organisations recognise the need to tap into the skills and abilities of their increasingly skilled and knowledgeable employees if they are going to be successful. This raises the central question – how do they do this? This module is concerned with exploring this question through the practice of human resource management as an academic discipline and as a professional activity.

Management and Strategy: Theory and Practice (OBE4001-N)

This module engages critically with the theory and practice of management in general and strategy more specifically. The module commences with an introduction to management thought from the early days through to the present, ways of theorising management and management practice, and contemporary studies of managerial practice in context. The module then goes on to explore critically the key concepts, theories, competencies and techniques involved in strategic analysis, strategy formulation, strategic choice, strategy implementation and managing and leading strategy in both a corporate and entrepreneurial context.

Managing Marketing (MAR4008-N)

This module aims to be a foundation for the study of marketing. The module assumes no previous knowledge of marketing and examines marketing from the key perspective of a "customer-focus" – describing the relevance and application of this perspective for organisations and across functions.

Managing Operations and Finance (ACC4003-N)

This module examines the principles and practice of financial and operations management within organisations. The module focuses upon the need to manage resources efficiently and effectively in a dynamic environment and to demonstrate achievement through the provision and use of operational and financial information.

Dissertation (ACC4007-N)

This module requires students to integrate learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues. Students work towards this by undertaking a major project related to a business issue of significance and present their findings as an extended piece of writing – the dissertation. Students are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that the student is informed of his/her progress.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and class discussion based on case studies. Student performance is assessed through simulations, presentations, course work, essays, class participation, and examinations.

Academic Skills Development

ASD modules are non-credit bearing supplementary sessions that are built into all of our taught programmes. They are designed to help students develop the academic skills they need to successfully complete their studies, including referencing and assignments writing.

1-on-1 Tutorial

Students can book appointments to see their lecturers individually, discussing any study-related questions and problems they face. The lecturers will give the best support to help students realise their potential. Our lecturers strive to give their utmost support to our students in achieving their academic goals. We have open study support sessions daily from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, lecturers are available without prior appointment.

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