ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title International Management
Code ULMS548
Coordinator Dr V Gkotsis
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
V.Gotsis@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 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 6

12

      6

6

30
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
120 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 120
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Examination There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): 2  24 hours    70       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Group project. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    30       

Aims

To understand the challenges facing global managers and assess major factors involved in the management of international business activities;

To be able to evaluate the key issues involved in effective cross-cultural management and to be able to assess the effectiveness of solutions to issues arising the management of international business activities;

To be able to understand the strategic importance to the firm of the IHRM function and its various responsibilities;

To develop global competencies and prepare students for a successful international career.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand the key issues involved in the effective management of international business activities

(LO2) Undertake comparative analysis of major issues in cross-cultural management in different countries, industries and businesses and to be able to understand and evaluate the importance of cultural differences for effective management of international business activities

(LO3) Analyse and evaluate the findings of the literature on the major factors thought to influence effective management of international business activities

(LO4) Apply the results of analysis and evaluation of the literature to practical issues in the management of international business activities

(S1) Adaptability. Developed by working on group work assignment and discussions and presentations in seminars.

(S2) Problem solving skills. Developed during preparation of group work and in seminars.

(S3) Numeracy. Developed through understanding literature and in the analysis of material for the assignments.

(S4) Commercial awareness. Developed by searching for and analysing data from companies for assignments and case studies in seminars.

(S5) Teamwork. Developed during preparation for group work and case studies and presentations in seminars.

(S6) Organisational skills. Developed via delivery of assignment and group work at seminars.

(S7) Communication skills. Developed through working on group assignment and discussions and presentations in seminars.

(S8) IT skills. Developed through finding and analysing data and in presenting work.

(S9) Global competence. Developed through finding and analysing data and in preparation and presenting work, and in self-learning during study for overseas students.

(S10) Lifelong learning skills. Developed by learning to work effectively with colleagues in group assignment and in seminars.

(S11) Ethical awareness. Developed through reading the literature on this issue in terms of international management issues and in working with colleagues in group work and seminars.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus.

1 hour online asynchronous learning per week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face synchronous lecture per week x 6 weeks
2 hour face-to-face seminar every week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face peer-to-peer learning every week (unscheduled) x 6 weeks
Self-directed learning x 120 hours


Syllabus

 

Introduction to international management and global manager’s environment: the challenges global managers face in today’s global business environment and how the global business environment affects strategic and operational decisions managers must make;

Cross-cultural management: discuss how culture and cultural differences affect international management such as business communication, negotiation, decision making and leadership;

International human resource management: challenges that international managers face in staffing, training and compensating employees for global operations and discuss approaches in developing and managing global management teams.


Recommended Texts

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