MMM158-New Trends in Global Business and Management

Module Provider: International Business and Strategy
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Dr Jong Min Lee

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module provides a comprehensive look at new trends in global business and management. Students will explore key issues, approaches and challenges associated with new, emerging trends and changes in global business and multinational management including global value chains, emerging markets, digital transformation, and other contemporary topics in international business and management. 


The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore and understand new trends in international business and to analyse and discuss the management of firms (e.g., large multinationals, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups) in various contexts by applying international business theories and frameworks. This module provides practical insights on international business and management by critically analysing the impact of changing business environments, regional differences, international institutions, and global competitions through conducting business consulting case studies.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students should be able to:

(1) explain the characteristics of multinational management in various real-world contexts (e.g., developed markets, emerging markets, sunrise and sunset industries, etc.)

(2) organise and analyse material/actual data concerning a specific business problem faced by a company, industry or market to draw on their own argument and conclusions

(3) identify the blend of the ory and practice necessary to resolve management or business problems

(4) debate the various issues related to managing firms in global markets

Additional outcomes:

In addition, the module aims to:

(1) develop the ability to work on their own initiative (related to their career plan)

(2) develop generic skills for future employment and professional development such as critical thinking and analytical skills, commercial awareness, and communication and presentation skills

(3) develop teamwork skills required for international working via practical group work in multi-cultural teams

Outline content:

- Developed and emerging markets

- Sunrise and sunset industries

- Global value chains

- Digital transformation

- other contemporary issues (e.g., anti-globalization, regionalization, intellectual property protection, socio-cultural changes, international business ethics, etc.)

Global context:

- New global trends and changes in global business and management.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Detailed guidance on the main topics of the syllabus and key references are provided in lectures, questions and discussions. Students are required to do a substantial amount of reading of journal articles, chapters of books, statistical sources and websites of national and international organisations.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10
Seminars 2
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 10
    Preparation for presentations 15
    Group study tasks 30
    Essay preparation 33
Total hours by term 0 100 0
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 60
Oral assessment and presentation 40

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

1. Individual essay (60%): 1500 words (+/- 10%), Week 26

2. Group project (40%): group report (2,000 words): Week29

Formative assessment methods:

Feedback on proposal will be available for group projects.

Penalties for late submission:

The below information applies to students on taught programmes except those on Postgraduate Flexible programmes. Penalties for late submission, and the associated procedures, which apply to Postgraduate Flexible programmes are specified in the policy “Penalties for late submission for Postgraduate Flexible programmes”, which can be found here:
The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

The pass mark is 50% or more.

Reassessment arrangements:

An individual project (2,000 words +/- 10%) (capped at 50 percent).

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 6 April 2022


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