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Module Code: MAN107
Module Title: Managing Across Borders
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
The aim of this module is to provide students with a solid understanding of the development and trends of the international economy.

Through company examples and group reports students explore the diverse environments that firms face globally, as well as the internationalised markets for commodities, products, services, labour, energy and information.

Overview of global economy and Corporate responses.
Learning outcomes 
By the end of the module students will be able to

Describe global conditions under which international business operates

Explain the major issues that shape the global economy

Identify key issues in the governance of the global economy;

Evaluate international trading relations within and between developed, transitional and developing economies
Explain growth and recession trends in international business

Compare systems of business organisation and management in the leading industrial nations

Understand the importance of understanding cultural, political, economic and institutional environments under which business is conducted around the world;

Compare systems of business organisation and management around the world. Students will also have enhanced their report-writing skills, their capacity to present and discuss work orally, and their capacity for independent research.
Method of teaching and learning 

The key themes in the module are introduced in lectures, and followed up in seminars, videos and on-line facilities.


Students are expected to undertake follow-up and background reading and to carry out independent research that evaluates in-depth one major issue in the management of the global economy. The module also introduces students to case study analysis, prescribed reading, and research informed teaching.
Syllabus 
• The role of major supranational actors (World Bank, IMF, WTO) in the growth of multilateral trade.


• Key theories in assessing the global economy.


• Tensions between the nation-state and globalization.


• Changing trends in the global economy.


• The rise of multinational enterprises.


• The effects of global economic policies across borders on civil society.


• Relationships between developed, transitional and developed economies in the global economic system.


• Managing across cultures.


• The global economy and the environment.


• The global manager's environment.


• The cultural context of global management.


• Formulating & implementing strategy for international & global operations.


• Global Human Resources Management.


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm 50.00
2 Final Exams 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:28:50 PM