MG463      Half Unit
CEMS Global Leadership

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Connson Locke


This course is compulsory on the CEMS Exchange. This course is not available as an outside option.


It is assumed that the students have already taken introductory Organisational Behaviour or Global Business courses. The 2nd year Global 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.


15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars 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 project in the LT.

Indicative reading

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


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


Project (50%) and project (40%) in the LT.
Class participation (10%).

The project worth 50% will be an individual assignment, and the project worth 40% will be a group assignment. 

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2019/20: 21

Average class size 2019/20: 13

Controlled access 2019/20: Yes

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Team working
  • Communication