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This course deals with management of businesses operating internationally. It will mainly cover issues relating to culture, communication, and human resources management in a global context, along with strategy and execution.
Relationship to other coursesThis course builds on the foundation laid in MGMT221 International Business. This course will help students get an endorsed degree in International Business. The course is also useful for students wishing to enter the Masters Programme in Management. It complements other stage three courses; MGMT301 International Marketing Strategy, MGMT324 International Entrepreneurship and MGMT320 Strategic Management.WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT332S2 is: Lectures 24 hoursLecture Preparation 58 hoursGroup Assignments 15 hours (per person)Mid-term test 2 hoursMid-term test Preparation 19 hoursFinal Exam 2 hoursFinal Exam Preparation 29 hoursTotal 150 hours Attendance All students are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions, actively engage with course content, actively participate in all course activities, and complete all required tasks by the due dates. The lectures are also recorded and will be available through Echo. However, lecture attendance is highly recommended for a more active and engaging experience.
The objectives of the course are (related to the specific BCom Learning Outcomes in parenthesis): Communicate and make decisions in cross-cultural settings (BCom LO1.2.8 Apply management concepts to analyse and deal with key organisational and management issues).Describe social and ethical issues relating to managing in an international context (BCom LO5.1.1 Students can identify, consider and debate perspectives, processes and impacts relating to globalisation and localisation in different contexts, drawing on theory and practice when considering issues in their discipline or field of study).Explain the development and execution of strategy in global settings (BCom LO1.1.1 Students can explain and/or apply theory, concepts, models or reasoning from their selected subject major to a problem/issue/context).Discuss human resource aspects of global management (LO2.1.1 Students can apply subject specific knowledge and tools to analyse, propose a solution to and/or address a given problem or issue). Learning Objectives, BComStudents have an in‐depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline. Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce. Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi‐cultural contexts. For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures for MGMT332S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. However, NZ-based students are expected to attend lectures because of the interactive nature of the material.
Assessment One: Group Assignments (50% total)Content assessed: all weeksDue: weeks 8, 11 (online only via Learn links on the ‘Course Information and Assessment’ Section)There will be two group assignments in this course. Each group assignment is based on a Comprehensive Case from the assigned textbook. All students (including online) will be allocated to groups, with regular collaboration between students required either face-to-face or online. Each group must submit via the dedicated course Learn links answers to all 3 specific questions in a single Word document (including cover sheet) for both Comprehensive Cases by the due dates below. Each individual student is also required to submit a separate Individual Contribution Form for each of the two assignments to ensure everyone contributes fully to the group assignments. The same deadlines apply as for the group documents. Marks may be deducted for lack of contribution by individual team members. Full details will be in a separate document available on the course Learn website.Assessment Two: Mid-term Test (20%)Content assessed: weeks 1-4Date: In class during week 5 (supervised via Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor for international online students only: details to follow).The term test will be 100 minutes and consist of 5 short applied essay questions (all compulsory to complete). The test will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4. The test will be a closed book, on-campus (or online equivalent) exam undertaken in full examination conditions. Students may not bring in any written or printed materials and no electronic/communication devices are permitted. Students must not forget to bring their student ID card. Assessment Three: Final Exam (30%)Content assessed: weeks 5-12Date: TBA, exam period (supervised via Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor for international online students only: details to follow).. The final exam will be 120 minutes (2 hours) and consist of 5 short applied essay questions (all compulsory to complete). The final exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 6-11. The test will be a closed book, on campus (or online equivalent) exam undertaken in full examination conditions. Do not bring in any written or printed materials or electronic/communication devices and remember your student ID card.GradingThe marks for each piece of assessment may be standardized before a final grade is determined.
Deresky, H. & Miller, S. (2021). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures: Text and Cases (10th Edition). Pearson.This book is only available as an E-text (i.e. the publisher has not yet provided a paper version for the NZ market). It is available to buy for NZ$65.00 at: https://www.edify.co.nz/9780135898048I recommend you buy this book, since it will be used throughout the course as Required Reading and the assignment cases will be drawn from this. However, the E-text needs the VitalSource app to access it, which works on PCs, Apple and other devices and automatically appears to download when you click this link. This means you creating a personal account. Please use a unique password for this that you do not use for any other sites, because there is no guarantee of user privacy settings for this platform.Do not use previous editions of the text, since much of the material will be out-of-date. The Library has now negotiated student access to a free version of the e-Text for those not wanting to buy it, but there are limits imposed by the publisher to its availability and use. You can access the text at:http://ezproxy.canterbury.ac.nz/login?url=https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/explore This will take you to a log-in page for VitalSource. You will also have to create a VitalSource account this way, which means providing your email address and a password. This will give you access to the e-Text for one day’s loan. However, you will need to return the book at the end of this period, which means pressing a dedicated button on the site, rather than just logging out or closing the window. Please do this if you use this library-based route. Otherwise, your classmates will not be able to access the text. Our Librarian has also advised that you should use a unique password that you do not use for any other sites, because there is no guarantee of user privacy settings for this platform.Other material will be posted on the course Learn website.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
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Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.