MG463      Half Unit
CEMS Global Management Practice

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Hyun-Jung Lee NAB 4.12


This course is compulsory on the CEMS Exchange and MSc in Management (CEMS MIM). This course is not available as an outside option.

As a compulsory course for the CEMS MiM : Master’s in International Management this course is available only to, and compulsory for, those students on the CEMS MiM programme. 


It is assumed that the students have already taken introductory Organisational Behaviour or Global Business courses. The 2nd year Master’s in Management students are offered these prerequisites during their 1st year.

Course content

This course aims to answer the question “How internationally operating companies such as multinational companies (MNCs) build efficient and effective organisations in order to realise the company’s international objectives?” The focus of the course is on cooperation and management in an international context. Topics include the contemporary MNC people management issues taken from the fields of cross-cultural management, international human resource management, and international organisational behaviour.


30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6, in line with departmental policy

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.

Indicative reading

Adler, N. J., and Gundersen, A. (2007). International dimensions of organizational behavior (5th edition). Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western. HD58.7 A23

Luthans, F., and Doh, J. (2009). International management: culture, strategy, and behavior. London: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Stahl, G.K, Mendenhall, M.E., and Oddou, G.R.(ed.), Readings and cases in International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior

Steers, R. M., Nardon, L., and Sanchez-Runde, C. J. (2013). Management across cultures (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. HD62.4 S81


Essay (40%, 2000 words), project (40%) and class participation (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2014/15: 38

Average class size 2014/15: 32

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Team working
  • Communication