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Course content

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the numbers of international students attending UK universities, especially from the Far East. This programme provides clear links between theory and international business practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage.

Course details

The course is attractive to international students wishing to study within a different culture, as well as home students wishing to experience a wide range of cultures and develop international knowledge. The programme focuses on areas such as global decision-making within operations and finance, global economics and cultural issues within management in an international environment. It equips you with:

  • knowledge and understanding of the global influences on business and an ability to analyse management decisions in an international setting
  • an understanding of and an opportunity to study recent advances in management theory, research and practice. This aim is supported by the research modules Business Research and Business Research Methods.

What you study

The programme develops your understanding of strategic and change management alongside cross-cultural and internationalisation aspects of business. It reflects the main functional areas of international business and integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context.

Course structure

Core modules

  • Business Research
  • Business Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Global Business Environment: Culture, Management and the Economy
  • Managing Operations and Finance
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Principles and Practices
  • Strategic Management in an International Context

Modules offered may vary.

Teaching

How you learn

This programme produces graduates who possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills required for graduate employability and life-long learning.

  • Lectures will be the primary vehicle, within contact time, for delivering the relevant subject knowledge.
  • You engage in group work, class debate, directed reading, the analysis of case studies and research. There will be case study preparation and debriefs, group work, presentations and debriefs, and directed team work.
  • You have the opportunity for independent learning, digital literacy workshops, group exercises, preparation for assignments and the dissertation.
  • You are expected to demonstrate the ability to manage your own time, and to work to deadlines. Project plans are incorporated into all assessments.

All programme modules have a site in the University's Virtual Learning Environment, which adheres as a minimum to the University's Threshold Quality Standards. All modules will include electronic submission, assessment and feedback.

How you are assessed

The programme assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout the programme which support your summative assessments. The overall assessment load has been balanced to prevent, as far as possible, bunching of assessments.

The assessments will include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports. 

The assessment criteria, where appropriate, will include assessment of presentation skills and report writing.

Employability

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will open up opportunities in international business and management.


Visit the International Management PGDip page on the Teesside University website for more details!

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