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MSc in International Business

With exit points at:

PGCert in Business

PGDip in International Business

Subject Business Administration

Student Handbook

1st September 2010

Section 1: Marketing Summary

Welcome to the programme award of MSc in International Business.
The MSc International Business degree aims to provide students with an opportunity at an advanced level todevelop expertise and skills relevant to the exercising of senior management functions within private, public and not for profit voluntary sectors. It is designed to provide a robust and rigorous analysis of management activity relevant to general management. Key to this programme will be the opportunities to study and work with established companies, combining class based learning with work basedassessments. This design allows students to develop significant academic knowledge and practical skills in the area of general management, which will help graduates to achieve professional excellence in both academia and industry.
The MSc International Business degree at Lincoln offers graduates a multi-cultural environment in which to study. There is a core theme within the programme which isfocused on strategy and its relationship to ethics and sustainability. The programme is based on cutting-edge research and management activity undertaken by faculty members, visiting faculty and industry managers, as well as best practice as identified in the current literature. A three-stage programme structure (Certificate/Diploma/Dissertation) allows students to progress through the programme insuch a way that they maximise their individual and professional needs.

Contents

1. Marketing Summary…………………………………2

2. Programme aims and objectives……………....…..4

2.1 Educational aims of the programme………4

2.2 Internal contexts……………………………..5

2.3 External contexts………………………….…5

3. Programme outcomes…………………………….…6

1. Knowledge andunderstanding………….…6

2. Subject specific skills and attributes…….…6

3. Transferable skills and attributes……….….6

4. Learning, teaching and assessment strategies…...7

1. Learning and teaching strategy…….………7

2. Course Management…………………………8

3. Course Committee…………………………..8

4. Daily Course Management…………………8

5. Assessmentstrategy……………….………9

6. Marking and Grading……………………….11

7. Handing your work in……………………….12

8. Requesting Extensions…………………….13

9. Verification of marks………………………..13

10. How your marks are verified…………….13

11. Appealing marks…………………………14

5. Programme structure…………………….……….…15

5.1 Progression………………………….………16

5.2Student Support Guidance………………...16

5.3 The Academic Subject Librarian……….…16

5.4 Blackboard………………………….……….16

5.5 The Library…………………………………..17

5.6 Ethical Issues………………………………..18

5.7 Equal Opportunities…………………………18

6. Module Descriptors……………….…………..…19-23

Section 2: Programme Aims and Objectives

1. Educational aims of theprogramme

The MSc International Business aims to provide:

• A realistic progression for those students who have studied business at the undergraduate level – that is, it builds upon knowledge gained as an undergraduate, whilst at the same time utilising knowledge and skills acquired during relevant employment.
• A good general management education with a choice of specialism,including a major opportunity to research in depth a business related topic at the dissertation level
• To provide Graduates with an opportunity to apply new knowledge within the base of their professional experience. They will be able to reflect on and learn from that prior experience and thus be able to integrate new knowledge with past experience and apply it to new situations.

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