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Dip (PD) International Business Administration

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

Dip (PD) International Business Administration

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

MGT-PD-IBA

UCAS Code

JACS Code

N100 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

There will be no direct admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Administration. All candidates will apply and be admitted, subject to meeting entry requirements to the International MBA.

Candidates undertaking the International MBA who pass all the taught modules but who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the academic review dissertation or consultancy project dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Administration only.

Candidates undertaking the International MBA who pass all the taught modules but who fail to submit the academic review dissertation or consultancy project dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Administration only.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Philip Linsley

The University of York

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

International MBA mission is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business, equipping them with the knowledge, capabilities, tools and strategies to understand, anticipate and adapt strategically to the global markets Specifically, the International MBA aims to:

provide students with knowledge of the core management disciplines and how these interrelate and interact to address and problem-solve in complex business administration situations;

provide effective systems of supportive learning, academic guidance and pastoral care to encourage the academic, intellectual and personal and professional development of our students;

provide students with an educational environment that stimulates, supports and prepares them for leadership and transformational roles in the business areas of international accounting and finance, organisational behaviour and professional skills, strategic management, global business environments, marketing in a world economy and global human resource management practice;

develop students’ strategic thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial ability to select and apply relevant business theories and analytical frameworks to address and solve unstructured business problems and challenges at a senior level within and across organisations.

provide students with the opportunity to interact with a wide range of organisation types including export-led enterprises or multinational organisations, offering them the opportunity to develop knowledge of organisations, their management and the work environment they operate;

maintain a supportive working environment in which there is respect for social, interpersonal and cultural differences, and openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning, assessment and support.

enhance and develop students’ knowledge, understanding and relevant experience in business and management in ways which inter alia will enhance their employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, life-long learning and personal development;

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Problem solving

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Logical Reasoning

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Independent Enquiry

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Critical Evaluation and Interpretation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Self assessment and reflection on practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, directed reading, student presentations, group projects, peer review, and private study. Cognitive skills are developed across all the modules within the degree programme, although the precise balance will vary across modules.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills, both summative and formative, occurs in the form of course homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analyses and examinations.

Self assessment and reflection of all cognitive skills are developed by formative feedback particularly on tutorial presentations and within the group work assignments.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The ability to synthesise information/data from a variety of sources including from databases, books, journal articles and the internet.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

Effectively present information orally and in writing, and an ability to formulate and deliver persuasive arguments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

Work effectively as part of a group, and use self-direction, initiative and planning in the context of independent learning and the management of assignments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

Problem solving and critical analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

Work-based skills; use of IT, including word-processing, email, internet

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The core functional business disciplines of business and management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The ways in which the core functional business disciplines of business and management interrelate and interact to address complex organisational situations holistically

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The fundamental concepts, processes and institutions for assessing, evaluating and managing strategic management situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The adoption, adaptation and use of tools and techniques to plan, organise, direct and control organisational activities in global markets

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The principles to identify, assess and evaluate situations in which unusual matters arise; and apply responsible ethical, societal and organisational values to people situations, risk management and decision-making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

The principles to identify, assess and evaluate situations in which unusual matters arise; and apply responsible ethical, societal and organisational values to people situations, risk management and decision-making

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through structured exposition based on lectures, directed reading of academic journals which are particularly applied to student presentations and group projects, tutorials/workshops, group work and private study

Methods of Assessment

Both summative and formative assessment are used
Formative-Weekly Textbook and journal reading and weekly discussions of key concepts and trends
Summative – Individual Assignments, team work, case study analyses, individual and group presentations, application of theory to practice, and End of Term Exam

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Relate and apply theoretical management and related concepts into practical business situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Transform organisations through strategic leadership initiatives, and direct strategic change with intellectual rigour and professional ethical values

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Conduct research, analyse, synthesise and present on complex symptoms, problems and issues to improve organisational practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Adapt and innovate to solve strategic and operational problems, and to manage in unpredictable situations and make sound judgments in the absence of complete data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Develop effective relationship skills and professionalism (including negotiation, facilitation, communication and relationship-building skills)

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Produce reports and strategic plans (in a range of formats and on a range of issues) to transform, change and improve organisational practice

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-centred techniques such as case studies, individual research, oral presentations, group projects, online discussion forums, distinguished leadership visits, site visits to organisations and skills workshops.

Lectures will be used to introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information.
Experiential orientation – There are contemporary and historical case-based projects enabling application and reflection of learning. Problem solving skills are facilitated in the classroom, as well as by site visits, discussions with the business community, and interactions with case study exercises all of which centre around managing increasing complexity with increasing independence. There are also many opportunities for students to engage with local, national and international business leaders and international academics and networking opportunities.

Methods of Assessment

The aim of the International MBA is to prepare students for leadership and transformational roles in business and a range of subject specific teaching and assessment will be used. Assessment in the form of individual and group presentations, problem solving analysis of case studies, application of theory to practice, academic essays, report writing and timed exams are all used to assess the learning experience.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Organise, plan and manage time effectively in order to withstand sustained pressure and meet deadlines.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development will permeate the teaching and learning on the degree programme. Successful completion of coursework requires students to gather information from a range of sources, select and assimilate relevant information and to complete tasks within deadlines.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of coursework requires students to use a range of written formats (e.g. reports, plans, essays, PowerPoint presentations) to demonstrate their learning.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Global Economic Environment

MBA7162

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Financial Accounting & Reporting

MBA7163

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

MBA7164

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Strategic Management

MBA7165

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Risk and Innovation

MBA7166

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Global HRM

MBA7167

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Corporate Finance

MBA7168

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

0%

100%

0%

International Marketing Leadership

MBA7169

7

15

YES

9 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes