International Management

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Management

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Management, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: The rationale for this module is to provide students with a thorough appreciation of managing organisations internationally, along with an understanding of the different trajectories of current International Management thinking. The module is dedicated to answering four core questions which focus on developing skills for operating in an international environment;
    1). What is international management and what complexities arise when operating at the international level?
    2.) How do we understand differences between countries when managing internationally, and what are the implications of these differences for international managers?
    3.) What is the most appropriate way for firms to internationalise, and to manage and structure their activities?
    4.) How can we develop the managerial talents and capabilities to ensure that managers can be a success internationally

    Syllabus: Introduction to International Managementdefinitions and key concepts; Country Competitiveness, Globalisation & the MNC; Political and Legal Determinants of International Management; Cultural Determinants of International Management and cross cultural perspectives of management practice, convergence, divergence and cross vergence; Firm Internationslisation - Entry Strategies, Structures and the role of alliances and joint ventures; Global Leadershio competences; International Assignment Cycle and repatriation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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