MG307      Half Unit
International Context of Management

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Nilesh Dattani MAR.6.14


This course is available on the BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics, BSc in Management, International Exchange (1 Term) and International Exchange (Full Year). This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

This course cannot be taken with MG303 International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets.

This course has a limited number of places (it is capped). Students who have this course as a compulsory course are guaranteed a place. Places for all other students are allocated on a first come first served basis.


This course cannot be taken with MG303 International Business Strategy and Emerging Markets.

Course content

The course aims to apply social science theory to the analysis of the conduct and management of transnational activities; to critically appraise concepts such as globalisation, regionalisation, national competitiveness, transnationality of firms, etc. in the context of international management structures and processes; to delineate the international political, economic, social and legal structures and environments within which the activity of management takes place. The topics to be covered will include: the nature of the contemporary global political economy; the globalisation of business, finance and trade in goods and services; Global competition; the transnational corporation in the global economy; the tension between globalisation and regionalisation; the international trading order; the international monetary regime; the impact of culture on global business; the changing position of the state in the global economy; the new diplomacy of states and firms.


10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT.

Teaching hours in the MT will be commensurate with a usual half unit undergraduate course.

This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Michaelmas Term, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

Students are expected to produce one piece of written work and do the weekly class exercises.

Indicative reading

M. Peng & K. Meyer, International Business (3rd edn), Cengage (2019); R.W. Griffin & M.W. Pustay, International Business: A Managerial Perspective (9th edn), Pearson (2019); O. Shenkar, Y. Luo & T. Chi, International Business (4th edn), Routledge (2021)


Essay (100%, 3000 words) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2021/22: Unavailable

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

Capped 2021/22: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Commercial awareness