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Course Overview

This course provides the theoretical structure to bring together the learning of 1st and 2nd year courses placing the students as International Manager. Being an International Manager I looks in depth into the theoretical concepts of international business and prepares them to the more experiential subsequent course entitled Being an International Manager II.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Senior Secretary Fiona Ritchie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course uses four interrelated topics to describe and illustrate the world of an International Manager. Being an International Manager I looks in depth into the concepts of international business from abstract viewpoint. This course is complementary to Being an International Manager II where students take a more applied approach to the concepts learned in I describing and illustrating the implications for international managers.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8, 14
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 9 - 11, 15 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 12 - 14
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 12 - 13

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Group presentation (35%)

Individual 1700 word essay (65%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Resit: Individual 2,000 word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberExplain, summarise and evaluate the socio-cultural environment to inform effective international business and management
ConceptualAnalyseExplain and Integrate IB functions with environmental analyses
ProceduralEvaluateAnalyse and Interpret theory and evidence for how and why organisation choose internationalisation strategy and process
ReflectionApplyEvaluate and Synthesize the impact of Internationalization and international business

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