MBA International Experiences

Module description

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
Module code:MBAM838
Module level:M
Academic year:2014/5
Module lecturers:
  • Professor Nicolas Forsans - Convenor
Module credit:12
ECTS value:

6

Pre-requisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 3:

4 days

Module aims

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
2892

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Methods28The learning activities and teaching methods will depend on the student's module choices.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
As determined by the partner institutionDependent on module credit weightingAs outlined by partner institutionAs outline by partner institution

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
A combination of lectures, seminars and group work - as determined by partner institutionDependent on module credit weightingAs outlined by partner institutionAs outlined by partner institution

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 partner institutionAs outlined by partner institutionAs determined by partner institution

Re-assessment notes

As determined by partner institution

Syllabus plan

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.

Module has an active ELE page?

No

Origin date

24/10/2014

Last revision date

24/10/2014