Postgraduate taught 

Management MSc

International Management MGT5317

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the management issues arising from the internationalisation of business.

Timetable

This course will be delivered through a series of 2-hour long lectures.

There are 20 hours of lectures.

Assessment

The assessment will consist of an examination at the end of the course.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the management issues arising from the internationalisation of business. It situates internationalisation in wider historical and socio-political contexts and examines various theories of internationalisation and international management. In so doing, the course aims to develop students' understanding of why companies internationalise and become multinational or global in scope, how they manage and organise their international operations, how their international expansion/management is influenced by national institutions and the wider global business environment, and how the firms shape societies and identities as they expand and manage operations across countries.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

 

1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the history and politics of business internationalisation;

2. Critically appraise a range of theories and evidence on internationalisation; 

3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the various ways in which institutions and politics influence international expansion and management;

4. Apply relevant theoretical frameworks to reflect on and explain international management practice and challenges;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of how the various topics and theories studied in this course interrelate.

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.