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2012/2013  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 - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
  • Søren Henning Jensen - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Jakob Rasmussen and Søren H. Jensen
Main Category of the Course
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 09-07-2012
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:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner No second examiner
Exam period December/January and February
Aids Open Book, Written Aid is permitted
Duration 4 Hours
Individual 4-hour written exam (All written and technical aids (including internet and personal PC) are allowed at the exam). The regular exam will be held in December. The make-up/re-exam takes place in February. The make-up/re-exam is 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 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.
Course content

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 mainly takes place in large classes and consists of a mixture of 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 09-07-2012