MBA (Master of Business Administration)

International Strategy For Multinational Enterprise BUS5014

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The aims of this course are to introduce students to the competitive challenges facing firms that operate across borders and in a dynamic and global environment.

Timetable

Taught over 6 half days.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Individual 2,500 word assignment

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to introduce students to the competitive challenges facing firms that operate across borders and in a dynamic and global environment.

New opportunities are available to firms that expand beyond their domestic borders, but the costs, risks, levels of uncertainty, management and resource commitment and also the return on investment are significantly higher.


This course, with its focus on the business activities of established multinational firms encourages students to extend and apply their knowledge of strategic management to foreign country environments and various cross-national settings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Knowledge Based Outcomes:

On completion of this course and prescribed readin
gs students should be able to:

1. Discuss the drivers and motivations that lead firms beyond their domestic borders and identify conflicting demands and challenges from the international environment;

2. Compare and contrast the ways in which firms build strategic capabilities and competences to enable them to compete internationally;

3. Evaluate international collaborative strategies in comparison to independent means of international growth and development;

4. Describe and critique organisational designs in international and global business;

5. Analyse international management issues and problems and suggest solutions;

6. Trace the historical development of the modern multinational organisation and make projections as to how it is likely to evolve in future.

 

Skills based Outcomes:

During this course students will get the opportunity to develop and demonstrate:

1. Understanding of readings and cases through discussion and demonstrate;

2. Analysis and evaluation of case based material on multinational organisations;

3. Summary and critique of journal articles and other readings;

4. Integration of theory with praxis through discussion of current MNE activity as reported in quality business media;

5. Teamwork and leadership skills in group-led seminars.

 

The course will give students the opportunity to practice the skills of critical evaluation and discursive dialogue which were eveloped earlier in the programme.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.