INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROJECT - 2017/8
Module code: MANM372
Surrey Business School
SAHA S Dr (SBS)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 300
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||PROJECT REPORT (5,000 WORDS)||100|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This is a compulsory module for the MSc International Business Management programme. Being the final element of the programme, it provides an opportunity to conduct study on a real international business situation and reflect on it. Students are expected to select an international business problem from a range of choices, conduct an independent research and complete a report within a stipulated period. They will have the opportunity to consult with the Module Convenor while deciding on the business problem that interest them. The research should be based on secondary data sources.
The students will have opportunity to understand the techniques essential in writing business reports in the taught module “Business Reporting Techniques”. In addition, support session will be conducted by the module leader to assist students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the report.
Enhance the students capabilities in conducting business-focused research project
Assess the students competent in analysing secondary data from real-world companies
Identify and analyse challenges and opportunities for international business using appropriate business tools
Develop and apply a relevant and robust research methodology
Outline recommendations in a convincing manner
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Students will identify a topic area of interest that they wish to develop further through their project. This must be relevant to their programme of study. The module is largely based on self-directed study and research, which takes place during the summer.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The module commenses mid-August, and is completed by late September of the same year.
The learning strategy is designed to develop the students’ ability to conduce and report independent research. It builds on the Cases in International Business module, allowing students to gain experience of applying some of the principles and methods learned.
Students should build on the outcomes and feedback received in the Business Repoorting Techniques module and develop a project – using secondary research – that demonstrates the successful understanding the module’s aims and outcomes.
The student is assessed on the basis of a 5000 word project report including a 500 word executive summary. The assessment criteria are available in the Project Handbook provided to all students. All Projects are also checked for plagiarism using an electronic plagiarism detection system.
Reading list for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm372
Programmes this module appears in
|International Business Management MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.