European Study Abroad

Module description

Summary:

This module allows students of the MSc International Management to study for one semester, in another European University (ie those with links via the ERASMUS exchange programme).

An important element of international management is to understand the political, economic, and cultural differences between countries. Experiential knowledge is of particular value in the field of management and a semester spent at another university is one of the most effective ways for you to attain this. Many international companies recognise the importance of employing managers with the ability to understand and communicate across cultures. This module therefore aims to enable you to gain cross-cultural literacy skills through both living and studying in another country, whilst at the same time developing your knowledge of business and management.

Additional Information:

Internationalisation
This module is designed to prepare students for their time studying abroad which will give them an international study experience. Students are required to take a language course if they intend to go to a non-English speaking country.

Sustainability
All of the information about studying abroad is on the ELE (Exeter Learning Environment).
External Engagement
Students engage extensively with the partner institution where they do their study abroad. Prior to their time abroad, students have the opportunity to hear guest lectures by representatives from the potential institutions.
Employability
Students acquire a number of valuable skills, including adaptability, team-working, language abilities, and inter-cultural skills.

Full module specification

Module title:European Study Abroad
Module code:BEMM300
Module level:M
Academic year:2016/7
Module lecturers:
  • Professor Gabriele Vosseberg - Convenor
Module credit:60
ECTS value:

30

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 2:

11

Module aims

The University of Exeter Business School is providing postgraduate students, studying International Management, with the opportunity to study for one semester, in another European University (ie those with links via the ERASMUS exchange programme). An important element of international management is to understand the political, economic, and cultural differences between countries.  Experiential knowledge is of particular value in the field of management and a semester spent at another university is one of the most effective ways for students to attain this. 
Many international companies recognise the importance of employing managers able to understand and communicate across cultures.  These are referred to as cross cultural literacy skills.
Therefore the aim of this module is to enable students to gain cross-cultural literacy skills through both living and studying in another country, whilst at the same time developing their knowledge of business and management.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of a wide range of management and business theory and
  • 2. Cross-cultural literacy skills from living and studying in another European country.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 3. The application of theoretical principles, in combination with information processing, to analyse the

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 4. Time management
  • 5. Independent learning
  • 6. Effective communication
  • 7. Adaption to another culture

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
00600

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
A combination of lectures, seminars and group session – as determined by partner institutionSubject to ECTS credit weightingAs determined by partner institution
The learning activities and teaching methods will depend on the student’s module choices. Module credits at European higher education institutions are referred to as ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. The ECTS weighting per module may vary from institution to institution and even across disciplines of the same institution. The typical study time per 1 ECTS credit would be 30 hours. For the duration of one semester students would be expected to register for modules to the total of 30 ECTS.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assignments and assessments are determined on a sub-module basis by the host partner institution and agreed by the Programme Director (or delegate) as standard with the ERASMUS exchange programme.Dependent on sub-module credit weighting As outlined by partner institution, and agreed to by Exeter Programme Leader

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assignments and assessments are determined on a sub-module basis by the host partner institution and agreed by the Programme Director (or delegate) as standard with the ERASMUS exchange programme.100Dependent on sub-module credit weightingAs outlined by partner institution, and agreed to by Exeter Programme LeaderAs outlined by partner institution.
0
0
0
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
As outlined by partner institutionAs outlined by module descriptor from partner institutionAs outlined by partner institution, and agreed to by Exeter Programme LeaderAs determined by partner institution.

Re-assessment notes

Note:  The summative assessment weighting will vary from 20% to 100% according to the international institution. 

Syllabus plan

The syllabus will vary according to the options provided by the host partner institution and choice made by the student.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

To be determined by the host partner institution and the Programme Director (or delegate).

Module has an active ELE page?

No

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Origin date

17/07/2014

Last revision date

23/08/2016