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2018/2019  KAN-CCMIV1495U  Global Management Practices

English Title
Global Management Practices

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory offered as elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 62
Max. participants 62
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Michael Mol;
    Marie Louise Mors - Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 14-12-2018

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course, and to receive the highest grade 12, the students should be able to:
  • Identify key concepts, frameworks and theories behind global management practices discussed during the course;
  • Use relevant theories and frameworks to analyze challenges and problems associated with implementation of global management practices;
  • Understand the dynamics and issues pertaining to being a global manager;
  • Be able to apply the key concepts and frameworks from the course to real examples.
Course prerequisites
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 2
Oral presentations etc.
The best way to prepare for the exam is to attend all of the sessions, prepare the assigned readings before class, and to engage in class materials and discussions.
CEMS Global Management Practices:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring and Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The examination form is individual oral based on an individual 5-page (CBS Standard) synopsis. The exam will last 20 minutes and will cover all of the materials covered in class, as well as the readings and cases included in the syllabus.

Students will be graded according to fulfillment of the learning objectives 

The best way to prepare for the exam is to attend all of the sessions, prepare the assigned readings before class, and to engage in class materials and discussions. 

Course content and structure

Globalization has reshaped our world, and it will continue to do so. To cope with the dynamics brought by increased globalizations, organizations need a cadre of globally minded, culturally skilled executives, who know how to manage in this globalized world. This course provides you with practical skills and theoretical tools and frameworks to be an effective and responsible global manager in the dynamic and competitive global environment. Among the core topics of the course are:

  • Managing in a Globalized World
  • Global Talent Management
  • Global Knowledge Management
  • Management Innovation in Global Firms
  • Managing Global Networks
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Strategy Implementation in Global Firms


The course employs a mix of time-tested, current and forward-looking material to build a critical understanding of the principal global management issues in the 21st century. The aim is to help students develop a global strategy mind-set. The intellectual backbone of the course consists of the core textbook and in addition the course will build on a number of academic articles and practical cases.

The course has several elements. The instructors will engage with the students through lectures and case discussions. We will also have visitors from corporations and use video materials to illustrate the cases and practical applications. We will also have group presentations where the students will able to apply their learning from the course and bring those to the entire class. To get the most out of the course it is important the students are well prepared for class and engage actively in class discussions. 

The detailed lecture plan below includes the mandatory readings.  Articles are available in electronic form via the CBS Library. Make sure that you have access to all chapters, articles and cases well in advance so that you can come to class prepared and ready to engage.


Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, case discussion, group work and presentations, guest lectures
Feedback during the teaching period
In this course feedback is provided actively during case discussions in class. The exam format is an oral exam where the student gets feedback on both their written synopsis and the performance during the exam
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Expected literature

The course curriculum includes chapters from the course textbook, articles and cases.

Course textbook: Luthans, F. & Doh, J. P. 2014. International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior. 9th Edition. McGraw Hill.


Last updated on 14-12-2018