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2013/2014  KAN-IMM_IM48  International Management – Emerging Perspectives

English Title
International Management – Emerging Perspectives

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jacob Rasmussen - MPP
  • Søren Henning Jensen - MPP
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 02-07-2013
Learning objectives
At the completion of the course the student is expected to be able to:
  • Analyse and highlight the managerial implications in transforming an input to an organizational output
  • Analyze how the managerial implications are addressed in an international context.
  • Demonstrate an elaborated and contemporary understanding of how work is being organized and managed
  • Critically discuss and apply relevant theories within the area of International Management to the problem investigated
International Management – Emerging Perspectives:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
The exam will test the student’s ability to use the knowledge gained through the course to solve particular problems related to the overall themes. As it is not about learning the texts by heart but rather understand and reflect on topics covered the exam is an open book exam. It is made to simulate a crisis situation in a company or organization where the student has to come up with a solution to the problem, the solution will be presented by the management at a press conference. To reflect the focus on simulating reality the written output will consists of a 2 page executive summary and 8 powerpoint slides rather than the usual 10 pages written material.
Please use the formal requirements for academic papers, which can be found on e-campus
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Notes brought by the examinee
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed bodies of laws
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

The course enables students to critically reflect upon theories of relevance to international management. In particular, focus will be put on management theories that provide insights into business organisation and strategy in the international knowledge and network economy.

Aim of the course
The aim of this course is to analyse and highlight the managerial implications in transforming an input to an organizational output. Or, in other words, to provide the participants with an elaborated and contemporary understanding of how work is being organized and managed.
As such, the course explores perspectives from both organization theory and organization behaviour to understand internal organizational structures and processes and their managerial implications. The students will work with and gain analytical insights and understanding of concepts such as:

  • motivation
  • knowledge creation
  • knowledge sharing
  • organizational behaviour
  • organizational change
Teaching methods
The teaching consists of a mixture of large classes and exersizes with dialog-based lectures, presentations, discussions, and assignments/cases.
Expected literature

Indicative literature.
Hyperlinks to professional articles tailored to the course will be available on LEARN

Last updated on 02-07-2013