International Management

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Course overview
(MSc) Master of Science
International Management
Inactive
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Masters
Full-time or part-time
None
None
None
MSC N20124
15/04/2017

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

A 2:2 degree in any discipline

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components

Additional Notes

The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

Please refer to the full time version of this course for information on Core and Compulsory modules.

External examiners

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

Key

Core You must take this module.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory You must take this module.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 Options year 1 Optional 40 Optional Optional
02 BE476-7-AU Foundations of Management and Marketing Compulsory 10 Optional Optional
03 BE464-7-AU Management: Principles and Practices Compulsory 20 Optional Optional

Year 2 - 2020/21

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 BE985-7-FY Research Portfolio Core 60 Optional
02 Options year 2 Compulsory with Options 50 Optional Optional
03 BE162-7-AU Financial Decision Making Compulsory 20 Optional Optional

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

To provide students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of advanced concepts in the study of international management and organizations.

To provide students with the opportunity to examine and critically analyse the impact and implications of the Internationalisation of Management and Organizations.

To equip students with a knowledge of research methodologies covering qualitative approaches to empirical research.

To develop students' critical and analytical skills which will prepare them for employment in a managerial capacity in an international business environment or for employment in an education environment.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A2 Developing a critical and reflexive interpretation of the character of management and organizations.
A3 The historical influences on the practice of managing in organizations.
A4 The contexts, both internal and external that underpin and contribute to the character of managing and organizations.
A5 Epistemological and social scientific influences and interpretations of management and organizations.
A6 An in-depth understanding of particular areas of the various research methodologies available to investigate management and organizations and the influences of these methods on the understandings generated.
A7 In-depth understanding of specific areas in which the student has chosen to specialise.
Learning Methods: Outcomes A1-A6 are acquired through lectures, seminars, group and individual tasks, and directed independent study.

The development of the dissertation in consultation with a supervisor provides an additional opportunity for achieving learning outcomes A1-A6 Lectures and seminars introduce the required theories and understandings to facilitate students exploration the character, contexts, practices and interpretations of management and organisations, while demonstrating and encouraging a critical and reflexive approach.

Directed independent study and reading, along with individual and group tasks, enable the further exploration of the relevant areas.

Students are expected to extend and enhance the knowledge and understanding they acquire from lectures and classes by regularly consulting library materials relating to the course.
Assessment Methods: Informal: Outcomes A1-A6 are informally assessed via group work and oral presentations.

The associated informal feedback provided enables students to explore and enhance their understandings, and develop presentation skills.

Formal: Outcomes A1-A6 are formally assessed via unseen written examinations and coursework assignments.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B2 Capacity to appraise theoretical ideas.
B3 Assimilate and synthesise advanced theories and concepts from a variety of relevant frameworks.
B4 Formulate logical and coherent arguments
B5 Interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence
B6 Plan and undertake a substantial piece of independent research
Learning Methods: Skills B1-B4 are acquired and enhanced primarily through directed independent study, reading, group and individual tasks given for their courses, although lectures and seminars provide a means for teachers to demonstrate these skills through examples.

Students' independent study and preparation for tasks involves the reading, interpretation and critical evaluation of relevant management theories and the analysis of empirical evidence.

Lecturers provide necessary feedback on student work.

Lecturers also engage students outside the classroom through office hours, appointments and email communication.

Skill B5 is acquired through the work that students undertake for the MSc dissertation.

The dissertation further provides an opportunity for students to acquire skills B1-B4
Assessment Methods: Informal: Skills B1-B4 are informally assessed via oral presentations.

The associated informal feedback provided enables students to explore and enhance their understandings, and develop presentation skills Formal: Skills B1-B4 are formally assessed via unseen written examinations and coursework assignments.

The MSc dissertation provides a further opportunity to assess skills B1-B4.

Skill B5 is assessed through the dissertation and econometrics project.

C: Practical skills

C3 Evaluate the strengths and limitations of different approaches to management and organizational practice.
C4 Developing a critical and reflexive interpretation of the character of management and organizations.
C5 Develop a critical and reflexive appreciation of the implications and impact of management and organizations.
C6 Research presentation and written presentation skills.
C7 Plan and undertake independent research
Learning Methods: Skills C1-C6 are acquired and enhanced primarily through the work that students do for their courses, although lectures provide a means for teachers to demonstrate these skills through examples.

Skill C6 is further acquired through the work that students do for the dissertation.

The dissertation further provides an opportunity for students to acquire skills C1-C5
Assessment Methods: Informal: Skills C1-C5 are informally assessed through group work and oral presentations along with the associated informal feedback.

This further enables students to explore and enhance their understanding, and develop research and presentation skills Formal: Skills C1-C5 are formally assessed via unseen written examinations and coursework assignments.

This enables the demonstration of the relevant theories of accounting and finance and empirical evidence and facilitates the demonstration of a critical and reflexive approach to empirical evidence.

Skill C6 is assessed through the dissertation and course work

D: Key skills

D2 Communicate ideas and arguments in a coherent and effective manner.
D3 Use information technology, such as word processing, databases, the web and econometric packages, to download and analyse financial and economic data.
D4 Manipulate numerical data and apply appropriate statistical or econometric techniques
D5 Problem-solving and analytical skills
D6 Time management, task prioritisation and working to deadlines
Learning Methods: Verbal communication skills (D1) are developed primarily through group tasks involving oral presentation and group discussion in the lecture.

Written communication skills (D1) are developed primarily through small group project reports and individual tasks.

IT skills (D2) are developed as individual tasks require extensive research involving web-based material, internet and various electronic medias.

Problem solving and numeracy skills (D3-D4) are developed principally through specific problem based exercise and project given to the students.

Planning and organisation, enterprise and resourcefulness (D5) are essential to any learning process dependent on independent study and to some extent individual advice from teachers.

These skills are further developed as students pursue the learning activities associated with their courses
Assessment Methods: Assessment methods The assessment of the majority of key transferable skills forms an integral part of the overall assessment of the management schemes; however the approach to assessment varies.

Written communication skills, problem solving, numeracy and IT skills are assessed directly throughout the degree programme.

Personal skills are assessed through coursework.

Verbal communication skills are not formally assessed although feedback on communication skills forms part of the formative feedback provided on small group tutorial presentations.


Note

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