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.
Code ULMS877
Coordinator Dr M Li
Work, Organisation and Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 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 12



Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 12
120 mins X 1 totaling 12
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
Private Study 120


EXAM Duration Timing
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Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Individual assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When): Semester 2    100       


This module will provide an innovative student centred approach to learning. The key themes in international management will be outlined and explored via lectures, and students will then identify and agree a proposal for a self-directed piece of desk-based research, related to one of the key identified themes, and supported by their supervisor. A particular feature of the module will be its research-led nature, in that the students will be exposed to the research interests of the key module staff. The module aims to:

Develop students' awareness and understanding of the key themes in international management;

Develop students' research skills;

Enable the students to explore a key area of interest related to the module themes;

Develop in students the capacity and motivation for self-directed learning.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the international management environment and its cultural context;

(LO2) Ability to demonstrate aspects of basic research that will take the form of desk-based investigation;

(LO3) Ability to demonstrate cognitive skills of critical and reflective thinking;

(LO4) Ability to demonstrate the ability to analyse international business and management issues effectively;

(LO5) Ability to demonstrate an ability in report writing to a determined deadline;

(LO6) Ability to demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on the theme identified.

(S1) International awareness. Developed through lectures and individual research.

(S2) Communication skills. Developed through discussion and progress reviews with supervisor and production of a 4000 word assignment.

(S3) Research skills. Students will undertake self-directed research on a chosen theme.

(S4) Lifelong learning skills. Students will develop self-management skills.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

2 hour lecture x 6 weeks
2 hour seminar x 6 weeks
1 hour group learning x 6 weeks
120 hours self-directed learning



International aspects of management is an interesting, practice-relevant field that combines core strategic, management and global business issues. Students will be expected to conduct desk-based research on one of the following themes:

International alliances and multinational firms;

The development of global and country-specific HR strategies;

The cultural context of international management;

The international management environment.

Students will be introduced to the selected theme(s) before carrying out their research. The module syllabus will then focus on supporting students to:

Develop a learning proposition;

Identify a series of milestones to ensure completion;

Conduct desk-based research on the chosen theme;

Synthesise learning;

Complete written report/assignment.

Recommended Texts

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