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BSc (Hons) Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Gain the skills required to become a dynamic manager and focus on your chosen specialism from second year onwards.

Study core and specialist areas of business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions. Specialise in innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship whilst still benefitting from a huge amount of choice across this flexible course, which includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study.

Explore strategic innovation management, strategic decision-making, entrepreneurship and small business development through real case studies.

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98%

of placement students achieved first or upper second class degrees between 2015-17

288

students joined our management courses in 2017

£29k

Average salary within 6 months (DLHE)

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BSc Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial / Professional Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course unit details:
Globalization & Employment

Unit code BMAN24271
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Globalization & Employment introduces students to discussions about the implications of globalization for employment. Overall, the course provides students with an international perspective on contemporary trends related to the changing features of employment in the context of globalization and an understanding of key issues relevant to national and international employment policy. It begins by identifying the key processes of globalization, such as changes to the global landscape of work, the role of different stakeholders (the state, multinational companies, migrant workers, etc) and the main dynamics that characterise the landscape of work and employment in a globalised world, such as global production networks, offshoring, and outsourcing. The course then invites students to critically investigate the implications of globalization for the organization/ location of production and patterns of employment, and to reflect critically on the social responsibility of multinational corporations in relation to those perceived to be winners and losers in employment dynamics in the context of globalization The course ends with a focus on the role of regulation in the context discussions of global governance, exploring the possibility of developing a regulatory framework that leads to sustainable employment in a global world.

Pre/co-requisites

Available as option for BSc Mgt/Mgt Specialism, IM and IMABS. Core for BSc Management with HR Specialism and BSc Management with IS Specialism .

Available as option for BSc Mgt/Mgt Specialism, IM and IMABS. Core for BSc Management with HR Specialism and BSc Management with IS Specialism.

 

Aims

Globalization & Employment has two main aims. First, it aims to introduce second year students to key issues relevant to employment policy and practice arising from the internationalization of economy, changes to labour markets and dynamics of contemporary work and employment emerging from economic globalization. Second, it aims to provide foundational theoretical and empirical knowledge that supports students to pursue specialist Year 3 courses, including Comparative Employment Systems, International HRM, and Comparative Industrial Relations.

Learning outcomes

On completing Globalization & Employment, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the key characteristics of a globalised economy.
  2. Identify the factors that influence the changing global patterns of production and employment.
  3. Identify the implications of globalization for the roles of different stakeholders and their capacity to maintain and develop labour standards.
  4. Recognise the empirical evidence for the impact of globalization on patterns of inequality within and between industrialised and developing economies.

Syllabus

Globalization and changes to the world of work

The relevance of the nation-state

Multinational corporations and employment in a global world

Labour migration: Causes and consequences

From international markets to global production networks

Globalization, offshoring and employment

The costs of 'fast fashion': global production in low-cost manufacturing and retail

Winners and losers in globalization and employment

Regulation of labour: Towards sustainable employment in a global world

Course review session and preparation for the examination

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Through a combination of activities (e.g., seminar discussion, group work and presentation) used to explore and scrutinise what individuals and organizations face in work and employment in the context of globalization, the course contributes to the development of thinking, analytical, problem-solving, communication and management skills required in professional and managerial jobs.
Group/team working
The activities combine the use academic readings, case study, news pieces, documentaries, which are discussed and scrutinised to encourage students to develop critical thinking skills. Furthermore, the group work and presentation reinforces the application and strengthening of different transferable skills, such as organisation, leadership, teamwork and time management.
Leadership
In addition, the course has a strong reflective element linked to the social responsibility of multinational corporations when it comes to work and employment in the context of economic globalisation. The activities developed in the course require students to engage with topics that explore the relationship between globalization and employment, linking theoretical insights, empirical evidence and practical and policy implications.

Assessment methods

Formative

Individual 500-word written piece (optional)

Group 15-minute presentation (compulsory)

Summative

Examination (100%): 2-hour examination (2 questions from 6)

Feedback methods

In line with university policy, feedback for all formative and assessed coursework will be returned within 15 working days of the submission deadline and in the case of examinations, within 20 working days of the examination date. A working day is defined as Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays and excluding student vacation periods and University examination periods. Generic feedback will be provided following the examination via Blackboard on how each question was answered and on overall class performance. Students have the opportunity to discuss any feedback ‘in person’ by emailing the course coordinator and arranging a meeting.

Recommended reading

Dicken, P. (2015) Global shift: Mapping the changing contours of the world economy, 7th edition, London: Sage.

Steger, H. (2013) Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, S., Bradley, H., Devadason, R. and Erickson, M. (Eds) (2013) Globalization and Work, Cambridge: Polity.

Van der Hoeven, R. (Ed) (2011) Employment, Inequality and Globalization: A Continuous Concern, Abingdon: Routledge.

Thornley, C., Jefferys, S. and Appay, B. (Eds) (2010) Globalization and Precarious Forms of Production and Employment: Challenges for Workers and Unions, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Seminars 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 170

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Jenny Rodriguez Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Dependent courses: None

Programme Restrictions:

BSc Management / Management (specialism)

BSc International Management

BSc International Management with American Business Studies

Core: BSc Management (Human Resources) and BSc Management (International Studies)

BMAN24271 is available to study abroad and exchange students admitted through the University of Manchester’s International Programmes Office

Timetable
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Teachingtimetables.aspx

For Academic Year 2019/20

Updated: May 2019  

Approved by: March UG Committee

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