Module code: MAND040

Module Overview

This unit is key to enabling PhD students in Strategy and Entrepreneurship develop a sound understanding of contemporary topics and theories.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

MATOS Stelvia (SBS)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 8

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Guided Learning: 11

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
CSR Strategy
International human resource strategies
Strategy implementation and barriers
Non-market strategy for modern corporations

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Term Paper (4000 words) Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

Revised version of the coursework or essay

Assessment Strategy

Summative assessment consists of a 4000-word essay

Module aims

  • Develop the student's understanding of key theories in business strategy and international business discipline
  • Develop the student's ability to recognise appropriate theories to specific research problems
  • Develop the student's capacity to explore research gaps in the fields of strategy and international business

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Develop a critical appreciation of current issues and emerging trends in strategy & IB theory and practice KCPT SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY TOPICS: STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
002 Demonstrate critical awareness of the opportunities and limitations associated with strategy and international business CP
003 Identify and analyse implications of current organisational policies and strategies KCT
004 Work independently to identify issues, analyse problems and develop sound insights CT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Seminar type
Independent readings

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Management and Business PHD 1 Compulsory A pass as determined by the relevant criteria 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 2022/3 academic year.