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 2023-24 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)              
Private Study 133.8300018310547
TOTAL HOURS 150.00000183284283934


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Individual assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.    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/module leader. 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) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the international management environment and its cultural context.

(LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate aspects of basic research that will take the form of desk-based investigation.

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate cognitive skills of critical and reflective thinking.

(LO4) Students will be able to analyse international business and management issues effectively.

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate an ability in report writing to a determined deadline.

(LO6) Students will be able 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 3000 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

3 hour lecture x 4 weeks
1 hour seminar x 4 weeks
134 hours self-directed learning

Students will also receive a minimum of 10 minutes supervision.



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:

The international management environment;

The cultural context of international management;

Firm internationalisation;

The development of global HR strategies and practice.

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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