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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N2K307
No such Code for pgprog: N1KY07
No such Code for pgprog: N6K107
No such Code for pgprog: N5K107
No such Code for pgprog: N2K507
No such Code for pgprog: N5K407
No such Code for pgprog: N1N107
No such Code for pgprog: N6K207

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI43Q15: Global Business (ONLINE)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N2K307
Tied to N1KY07
Tied to N6K107
Tied to N5K107
Tied to N2K507
Tied to N5K407
Tied to N1N107
Tied to N6K207

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • Global Business (Taught)

Aims

  • To explore concepts and practices related to managing in a turbulent, dynamic global environment

Content

  • Globalisation: forces, drivers, debates: the new competitive environment
  • The Global Expansion of the Corporation – challenging traditional market expansion
  • International business theories and frameworks
  • The BRIC (emerging markets) economies and Bottom of the Pyramid strategies challenging the traditional market entry strategies of multinational corporations and transnational corporations
  • Managing in organisations operating across borders: beyond strategy, structure, systems
  • Typologies of international organisations – emerging new organisational forms
  • Intra-firm collaboration
  • Inter-firm collaboration: strategic alliances
  • International entrepreneurship and small and medium size enterprises
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • On completion of the module students should:
  • have a critical understanding of the impact and interdependence of global events on the management of organisations;
  • have an understanding of the paradoxical contradictions and tensions involved in global strategic management.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • On completion of the module students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the practical relevance of the theoretical concepts presented.
Key Skills:
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Planning, organising and time management skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • The ability to use initiative
  • Advanced skills in the interpretation of data
  • Advanced computer literacy skills

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • The module is delivered via online learning across a six month period, divided up into study weeks with specially produced resources within each week. Resources vary according to the learning outcomes but normally include: video content, directed reading, reflection through activities, opportunities for self-assessment and peer-to-peer learning within a tutor-facilitated discussion board. Tutors provide feedback on formative work and facilitate discussion board communication as well as being available for individual consultation as necessary (usually by email).
  • The summative assessment of the module is designed to test the acquisition and articulation of knowledge and critical understanding, and skills of application and interpretation within the business context.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Video content, directed reading, self-assessed assignments and guidance for further reading 150
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Case-study based written assignment 3,000 words maximum 100% same

Formative Assessment:

A written assignment of 1,500 words, or its multimedia equivalent, which may involve some group work.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University