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MGMT6062 - International Management

Title:International Management
Long Title:Introduction to International Management
Module Code:MGMT6062
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2020/21 ( January 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CAROLINE O REILLY
Module Description: This module aims to provide students with the specific knowledge required to engage successfully in international business management. In particular, it aspires to develop an awareness of the ways in which cultural, leadership & motivational factors influence the practice of management in international settings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the foundational definitions, concepts and theories in international management.
LO2 Describe how culture impacts multinational enterprises and their management processes.
LO3 Distinguish different traits, competencies, and behaviours that leaders require when working with different cultures and strategic situations.
LO4 Explain the impact international management thinking has on processes such as planning, decision-making, and organisational structures.
LO5 Identify the key role motivation plays in international firms.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to International Management
What is international management/business? why study it ? Benefits to consumers of international trade. The levels of management, skills of international managers, roles of International management.
Culture of International Management
How culture is transmitted. Culture’s impact, communication, problems in dealing with culture, avoiding cultural problems, analysing culture – Sociology Framework, Psychological Framework, Expansive Framework, the GLOBE study, Culture Framework integration.
Major theories of motivation – content, process etc., how motivation changes as we apply those ideas in an international setting.
Leadership in international settings
Leadership theories – trait, behavioural, contingency. New views on leadership styles, connecting leadership and culture.
Planning & Decision making in International Business
Planning and organisational goals for international companies, types of plans, corporate planning process. Various models of decision making, group decision making.
Structure of International Firm
Different organisational structures, simple, functional, divisional, single business units, matrix. Deciding which structure is right.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be required to do a report and on a chosen company. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Students will be required to answer a variety of open ended questions and multiple choice questions. 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self directed learning 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Helen Deresky 2021, International Management:Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases, 10th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780135897997]
  • Siobhan Tierney & Michael Morley 2019, Modern Management: Theory And Practice For Students In Ireland, 5th Ed., Gill Education [ISBN: 9781910393277]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fred Luthans and Jonathan Doh 2018, International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior, 10th Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9781259705076]
  • David Ahlstrom & Garry D. Bruton 2010, International Management, International Edition, 1st Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 978-0-324-597]
  • Ricky Griffin 2019, Fundamentals of Management, 9th Ed., Cengage [ISBN: 9780357039168]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 2 Mandatory
CR_BGBPS_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Global Business and Pilot Studies 2 Mandatory

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