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PgCert International Business

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PgCert International Business

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

IBU-PC-S

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100080

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

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

No

Programme Specific Regulations

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business is based on the University wide modular framework. The certificate will not be separated into different classes dependent on average marks

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

Within the context of striving towards the University’s mission statement the Postgraduate Certificate in International Business aims to:

• foster a stimulating and supportive learning environment which promotes intellectual, professional and personal development

• encourage critical thinking, independent enquiry, and an international outlook

• develop the skills necessary to undertake independent research and continuing professional development

• develop students' skills base, leadership capacity and connections with practice in ways which will enhance their ability to make valuable contributions to the economy and society

• promote engagement with issues of ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and maintain respect for social and cultural differences and openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning, assessment, and support

• provide students with the opportunity to pursue appropriately demanding programmes of study focused on international business strategy, Human Resource Management (HRM), the multinational enterprise, accounting in international environment, international marketing, sustainable supply chains and networks, global innovation management, and research methods

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Problem solve

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across the modules within the degree programme. Students develop skills in problem solving and logical reasoning. Independent enquiry, critical evaluation and interpretation, abstraction and assimilation are key elements within the programme. Self assessment, peer review and reflection are developed within the group work assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills occurs in the form of homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analysis, data interpretation and class tests.

Reason logically

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across the modules within the degree programme. Students develop skills in problem solving and logical reasoning. Independent enquiry, critical evaluation and interpretation, abstraction and assimilation are key elements within the programme. Self assessment, peer review and reflection are developed within the group work assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills occurs in the form of homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analysis, data interpretation and class tests.

Conduct independent enquiry

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across the modules within the degree programme. Students develop skills in problem solving and logical reasoning. Independent enquiry, critical evaluation and interpretation, abstraction and assimilation are key elements within the programme. Self assessment, peer review and reflection are developed within the group work assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills occurs in the form of homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analysis, data interpretation and class tests.

Critically evaluate and interpret

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across the modules within the degree programme. Students develop skills in problem solving and logical reasoning. Independent enquiry, critical evaluation and interpretation, abstraction and assimilation are key elements within the programme. Self assessment, peer review and reflection are developed within the group work assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills occurs in the form of homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analysis, data interpretation and class tests.

Self-assess and reflect

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across the modules within the degree programme. Students develop skills in problem solving and logical reasoning. Independent enquiry, critical evaluation and interpretation, abstraction and assimilation are key elements within the programme. Self assessment, peer review and reflection are developed within the group work assignments

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills occurs in the form of homework, oral presentations, project work, case study analysis, data interpretation and class tests.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Organise and manage their time

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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Synthesise and evaluate 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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Work both independently and in groups

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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Make effective use of information technology including relevant subject-specific packages

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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Communicate ideas in both written and presentational forms

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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Confidently engage with the world of practice

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 media (e.g. essays, PowerPoint, Excel and other data presentation packages, presentations, project work) to demonstrate their learning.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Appreciate diversity and be capable of placing issues within their local and international contexts

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business follows a structured curriculum based upon modules which focus on the fundamentals of International Business Strategy, human resource management in a global context, managing global supply chains and understanding the international market place. Understanding the multinational enterprise and its global environment are integral in all of the teaching and learning opportunities.

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, computer-based laboratory work, group work, and private study.

Methods of Assessment

Class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations are used to assess student learning.

Engage with issues around ethics, responsibility and sustainability

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business follows a structured curriculum based upon modules which focus on the fundamentals of International Business Strategy, human resource management in a global context, managing global supply chains and understanding the international market place. Understanding the multinational enterprise and its global environment are integral in all of the teaching and learning opportunities.

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, computer-based laboratory work, group work, and private study.

Methods of Assessment

Class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations are used to assess student learning.

The nature of multinational enterprises - encompasses the various processes, procedures and practices for effective management of multi-national enterprises. It includes theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of managing organisations across borders

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business follows a structured curriculum based upon modules which focus on the fundamentals of International Business Strategy, human resource management in a global context, managing global supply chains and understanding the international market place. Understanding the multinational enterprise and its global environment are integral in all of the teaching and learning opportunities.

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, computer-based laboratory work, group work, and private study.

Methods of Assessment

Class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations are used to assess student learning.

The management of functional elements of the multinational firm -encompassing the different internal functions of multinational organisations, and how these functions interact with the firm and its external environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business follows a structured curriculum based upon modules which focus on the fundamentals of International Business Strategy, human resource management in a global context, managing global supply chains and understanding the international market place. Understanding the multinational enterprise and its global environment are integral in all of the teaching and learning opportunities.

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, computer-based laboratory work, group work, and private study.

Methods of Assessment

Class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations are used to assess student learning.

External environment –the interactions between firms, governments and society within an international context. This encompasses a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological, together with the effects of multinational enterprises at local, national and international levels

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business follows a structured curriculum based upon modules which focus on the fundamentals of International Business Strategy, human resource management in a global context, managing global supply chains and understanding the international market place. Understanding the multinational enterprise and its global environment are integral in all of the teaching and learning opportunities.

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, computer-based laboratory work, group work, and private study.

Methods of Assessment

Class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations are used to assess student learning.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

The ability to use decision support tools to analyse international business problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

International Business requires a range of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. These are provided through the delivery of modules that recognise both the skills the students wish to develop and those that they have acquired previously. Subject specific skills can provide a thorough basic grounding in areas that all international business professionals should know.

Teaching is provided through lectures, directed reading, group work and computer-based laboratory work.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment method is summative, involving end-of-semester class tests and continuous assessment in the form of class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations.

The ability to apply contemporary management tools and techniques to address international business issues

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

International Business requires a range of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. These are provided through the delivery of modules that recognise both the skills the students wish to develop and those that they have acquired previously. Subject specific skills can provide a thorough basic grounding in areas that all international business professionals should know.

Teaching is provided through lectures, directed reading, group work and computer-based laboratory work.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment method is summative, involving end-of-semester class tests and continuous assessment in the form of class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations.

The ability to gain a practical understanding of international business problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

International Business requires a range of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. These are provided through the delivery of modules that recognise both the skills the students wish to develop and those that they have acquired previously. Subject specific skills can provide a thorough basic grounding in areas that all international business professionals should know.

Teaching is provided through lectures, directed reading, group work and computer-based laboratory work.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment method is summative, involving end-of-semester class tests and continuous assessment in the form of class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations.

The ability to critically evaluate key international business issues and propose feasible solutions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

International Business requires a range of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. These are provided through the delivery of modules that recognise both the skills the students wish to develop and those that they have acquired previously. Subject specific skills can provide a thorough basic grounding in areas that all international business professionals should know.

Teaching is provided through lectures, directed reading, group work and computer-based laboratory work.

Methods of Assessment

The assessment method is summative, involving end-of-semester class tests and continuous assessment in the form of class tests, individual and group projects, individual and group oral presentations and case study investigations.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Global HRM

MGT7101

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Multinational Enterprise

MGT7102

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Marketing

MGT7108

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Global Innovation Management

MGT7174

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Research Methods and Techniques

MGT7158

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Accounting in an International Environment

MGT7103

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

0%

100%

0%

International Business Strategy

MGT7100

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

70%

30%

0%

Sustainable supply chains and networks

MGT7105

7

15

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Note: A minimum of 60 CATS points across any of the listed modules is required for the postgraduate certificate.