MBA International Experiences
The purpose of this module is to enable MBA students (Full Time and Executive) the opportunity to study a number of elective modules offered by approved international partner institutions (Audencia, Nantes and Kedge, Marseilles) in a different context as part of their MBA study. Dependent on the credit bearing arrangements for the electives, credits will be counted as an MBA option and assessed by a combination of assessment set by the partner institute and assessment set by the Business School.
Expectations about prior knowledge and pre-requisites will depend on the individual modules offered by the partner institute.
Internationalisation: As part of improving the internationalisation of the MBA programme the Business School has designed this module to offer students the opportunity to undertake a number of modules abroad and modules will be taught at the partner institute and therefore directly engages the student with the study of practice in a different country context.
External Engagement: Students engage extensively with the partner institution where lecturers will be sourced either from the partner institute or external consultants. They will join local MBA students, broadening your network
Employability: Students acquire a number of skills, including adaptability and team working skills in a cross-cultural setting.
Sustainability: The partner institutes’ MBA directly links with CSR and the module content directly addresses issues of CSR and sustainability.
Full module specification
|Module title:||MBA International Experiences|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 3: |
The International Experiences module on the MBA enables MBA participants to
- broaden their knowledge of business in an international context
- broaden the participant’s experience living, studying and interacting with like-minded MBA participants in a cross-cultural environment overseas
- network with like minded MBA participants, experts and corporate organisations overseas
- promote the acquisition and application of team working in a cross cultural environment overseas
- reflect on their skills development and experiences
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Adapt to life and learning in a foreign environment
- 2. Appreciate the challenges different environments generate to business, individuals and societies
- 3. Develop a global mindset
- 4. Network with like-minded MBA participants, experts and corporate organisations in a cross-cultural setting overseas
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 5. Acquire specialist knowledge that complements that transferred on the one planet MBA
- 6. Reflect on their experiences while living and studying overseas
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 7. Adaptability to life and learning in a cross-cultural environment overseas
- 8. Team working in a cross cultural setting overseas
- 9. Networking with like-minded professionals overseas
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Methods||28||The learning activities and teaching methods will depend on the student's module choices.|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|As determined by the partner institution||Dependent on module credit weighting||As outlined by partner institution||As outline by partner institution|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|A combination of lectures, seminars and group work - as determined by partner institution||Dependent on module credit weighting||As outlined by partner institution||As outlined by partner institution|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|As outlined by partner institution||As outlined by partner institution||As outlined by partner institution||As determined by partner institution|
As determined by partner institution
The modules on offer will each consist of four consecutive days (28 hours) of classroom-based teaching and learning that will introduce issues formally and through critical debate.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
To be determined by the host partner institute.
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