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2020/2021  KAN-CIMMO1074U  International Management – Emerging Perspectives

English Title
International Management – Emerging Perspectives

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jakob Rasmussen - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
  • Søren Henning Jensen - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 26-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • 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
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved (see s. 13 of the Programme Regulations): 1
Compulsory home assignments
The students will work with previous exam case for the two compulsory assignments using the same tasks the students are required to work with for the exam. A one-page executive summary and a four-page PowerPoint presentation. The evaluation of the two assignments is either fail or pass. Students must get one of the two compulsory assignments approved to be able to participate in the exam.

Students will not have extra opportunities to get the required number of compulsory activities approved prior to the ordinary exam. If a student has not received approval of the required number of compulsory activities or has been ill, the student cannot participate in the ordinary exam.
If a student prior to the retake is still missing approval for the required number of compulsory activities and meets the pre-conditions set out in the program regulations, an extra assignment is possible.

The extra assignment is a 10 page home assignment that will cover the required number of compulsory activities. If approved, the student will be able to attend retake.
International Management - Emerging Perspectives:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Students have 4 hours to complete the assignment
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

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: 

  • knowledge creation
  • knowledge sharing
  • organizational behaviour
  • organizational change
  • innovation and digitalization
Description of the teaching methods
The teaching consists of a mixture of large classes and exersizes with dialog-based lectures, presentations, discussions, and assignments/cases.

This year, the course will have a much larger element of blended learning as half of the course will be conducted online. The online component will consist of synchronous as well as asynchronous lessons.

The first and last session will be conducted as traditional teaching on campus. We will also have three workshops with exercises conducted on campus. The remaining sessions will be conducted online as described above.
Feedback during the teaching period
The students will get the chance to practice for the exam during the semester in two stages and will receive short feedback on these assignments, which are compulsory. Furthermore, a part of the last session will be used for feedback regarding the course this means that feedback will be organised as a natural part of the course. As concerns the exam the examiners will either have office hours set up where students can come by for short feedback or provide short feedback by email.
Student workload
Teaching and preparation 120 hours
Exam 86 hours
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 26-06-2020