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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: N1K607
No such Code for pgprog: N1K307
No such Code for pgprog: N1K807
No such Code for pgprog: N1K507
No such Code for pgprog: N1KL07

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI5G815: Global Business

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2021/22
Tied to N1K607
Tied to N1K307
Tied to N1K807
Tied to N1K507
Tied to N1KL07

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

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:
  • 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:
  • Be able to critically evaluate the practical relevance of the theoretical concepts presented.
Key Skills:
    Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

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

  • The learning outcomes will be met through a combination of lectures, guided reading and discussion of case studies.
  • The assessment of the module, by written assignment, is designed to test: the acquisition and articulation of knowledge; conceptual understanding and evaluation.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 10 1 per week 2 hours 20
Seminars 4 1 per fortnight 1 hour 4
Preparation, Reading, Data Collection and Independent Study 126
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Written assignment Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written assignment 2,500 words (Max.). 100%

Formative Assessment:

1,000 word (max) contextual analysis.


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