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International Strategy (MSIN0055)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

How do businesses develop and conduct their strategy when operating across national borders? This course is designed to expose students to fundamental and advanced issues in international strategy and enables them to analyse opportunities and challenges from the point of view of business analysts and practicing general managers.

The course will provide students with frameworks and tools to identify and measure differences across national markets (e.g. CAGE). It will also hone their critical and analytical thinking to understand the impact of these differences on distinct types of firms. Students will learn how firms strategize when they operate across borders and how to handle key operational issues in the context of established multinational corporations. At the same time, the course will also provide an integrated strategy framework for young start-ups and would-be entrepreneurs facing issues of international expansion and growth.
 
The focus of lectures is on key theoretical frameworks and analytical methods while seminars and workshops apply theory to real-life situations faced by companies. Each seminar and workshop focuses on the analysis of a specific business case. Sessions involve preparation each week including readings from the course text book, research papers, and case studies. During case discussion seminars each student is assigned a set of questions to answer in relation to the readings and invited to contribute a sharp analysis, leveraging the analytical frameworks taught in class and supported by appropriate data; this makes class discussion more substantial and enables students to obtain marks for class participation.

This course is relevant for anyone who intends to pursue a managerial career in the context of established multinational corporations or entrepreneurial firms. At the same time, the course is also extremely relevant for anyone who wishes to pursue a career as an analyst in consulting and finance.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
50% Unseen two-hour written examination
25% Individual Assignment - Strategy Report (2000 words)
15% Class Participation (Seven Seminars)
10% Individual Assignment - Case Write-up (500 Words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
12
Module leader
Dr Enrico Forti
Who to contact for more information
mgmt-undergraduate@ucl.ac.uk

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
50% Unseen two-hour written examination
25% Individual Assignment - Strategy Report (2000 words)
15% Class Participation (Seven Seminars)
10% Individual Assignment - Case Write-up (500 Words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
38
Module leader
Dr Enrico Forti
Who to contact for more information
mgmt-undergraduate@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.