ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Code MKIB253
Coordinator Dr J Zhu
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
Jingqi.Zhu@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

10

      10

12

2

45
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 5
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 10
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
120 mins X 1 totaling 2
 
 
Private Study 105
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Group Presentation Assessment Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 10 minutes Weighting: 30% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty ap  10 minutes    30       
Assessment 2: Individual Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 70% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anony  -2000 words    70       

Aims

This module aims to introduce students to key issues in international business and management from the perspective of the multinational enterprise.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Explain trends in foreign investment and the growth of the multinational enterprise (MNE) in different home economies

(LO2) Analyse key issues in the governance and decision-making processes of MNEs

(LO3) Evaluate the major considerations to be taken into account in MNEs in determining investment decisions

(LO4) Evaluate the reasons for the success and failure of MNEs including an understanding of the problems that may arise between foreign MNEs and host governments

(LO5) Appreciate the importance of and analyse the inter-cultural issues that managers of MNEs face

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) Teamwork

(S4) Organisational skills

(S5) Communication skills

(S6) International awareness

(S7) Lifelong learning skills

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method 1: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: The key content of each week of study will be briefly introduced in ‘chunked’ recordings, including the key concepts, arguments and readings. This will prepare students for self-directed learning and assessment activities.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 11
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2: Seminar
Description: Seminars will involve small-group case study and discussion to develop understanding of the key themes in the module.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 10
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 – Presentation
Description: Students will have a presentation session in week 6
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 2
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 4: Group Study
Description: Weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 5: Online Synchronous Session
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 10
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours:105
Description: The student is expected to do a considerable amount of self-directed reading

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Seminars, Lectures, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Seminars, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Seminars, Lectures, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Semin ars, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Seminars, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Seminars, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Seminars, Lectures, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Seminars, Report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework


Syllabus

 

Globalisation theories and perspectives: Introduction to the module

Multinational corporations (MNCs)

Global professional service firms

Key challenges in international management I: cross-culture management

Key challenges in international management II: institutional analysis

Key challenges in international management III: Responding to conflicting environmental forces

Managing the challenges I: MNC strategies

Managing the challenges II: global operation management

Managing the challenges III: global staffing and expatriate management

Shaping the future of MNCs


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.