STUDY ABROAD - 2023/4
Module code: MANM472
The module is available as an alternative to the Placement module offered on the MSc programme that a student is enrolled in.
The Study Abroad module supports students’ academic, personal and professional development as global citizens preparing for a borderless career that requires cross-cultural awareness, ability to collaborate with international partners and navigate different business systems and complex international work arrangements.
The Study Abroad module is concerned with holistic academic and non-academic learning. Additionally, the module aims to enable students to evidence and evaluate their study abroad experiences and transfer that learning to other situations.
Surrey Business School
HUO Yuanyuan (SBS)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 600
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module focuses on achieving the learning outcomes by offering students a chance to complement their Surrey experience with a bespoke study-abroad experience at one of our Partner Universities.
It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop advanced academic knowledge and skills as well as sophisticated professional skills that are required of individuals aspiring to international careers. Students will benefit from comprehensive personal and professional development, honing their professional identity, competencies and attributes that support their future employability and career outcomes.
Students need to take 30 ECTS credits consistent with their level 7 study at a partner university. A minimum of 7.5 ECTS must be in the language or general culture of the country of the hosting institution (as long as it’s not English or the student’s native language); up to 7.5 ECTS can be a credit bearing internship offered by the hosting institution; all other modules must be in business, economics, management, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, business analytics, and related subjects.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||Various assessment types undertaken at the partner institution||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes:
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Students must attempt and pass the agreed number of credits at the partner institution in order to successfully meet the requirements of the module.
Completed at the end of their study exchange, this report requires students to critically reflect on their academic, personal and professional development. Students will also take account of their inter-cultural learning, any language capabilities they may have acquired from studying in a non-native language and reflections on how the study exchange has enhanced their career prospects.
In case a student fails short of the requirement to pass the agreed number of credits at the partner institution, they will be required to take an oral exam based on their final report. This will be a pass/fail type of assessment.
The requirements of the partner institution are applied to any aspect of formative assessment and feedback.
- Enable students to expand and deepen specialist knowledge in a discipline related to their Surrey Masters degree.
- Enable students to complement their degree with an immersive learning experience in an international environment and increase their cross-cultural awareness and language skills.
- Enable students to develop their global outlook and professional skills that are required of a person working in an international context.
|001||Work confidently and effectively in international contexts.||CPT|
|002||Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness, intellectual dexterity and emotional intelligence in relation to studying and working in an international context.||CKPT|
|003||Comprehend a new cultural, economic, and business context efficiently and accurately.||CKPT|
|004||Identify key academic, personal and professional objectives in relation to study abroad.||CKPT|
|005||Evaluate their academic, personal and professional development.||CKPT|
|006||Use the information/knowledge gained from studying abroad to inform their career aims and strategies.||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The learning and teaching methods are predicated on the requirements of the institutional partner.
Where relevant, the academic mentoring, coaching and assessment role of partner institutions are focused on ensuring that students achieve the learning outcomes for the module; these relate to (1) academic, personal and professional development, (2) evaluation of study abroad learning and (3) transfer of study abroad learning.
The partner institution is encouraged to support students’ critical self-reflection and learning.
The assessment of students’ academic attainment for the study element of the placement year is as per the requirements of the partner institution.
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MANM472
This module promotes four of the main Student Competency Framework Pillars as follows:
The module is designed to equip students with the capability of identifying and solving problems in an international context. Most importantly, students will learn how to develop independent and critical thinking, which is relevant for almost any career they would like to purse.
Resourcefulness & Resilience
The process of studying abroad will enable the students to develop their own resources. Their resilience can also be enhanced by solving the difficulties and challenges in the exchange process. The staff members will support students when needed.
Global and cultural Intelligence
Students will have the opportunity to integrate into student life in different contexts and to work with a colleagues from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Programmes this module appears in
|Business Analytics MSc||Cross Year||Compulsory||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module|
|Strategic Marketing MSc||Cross Year||Compulsory||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module|
|Management MSc||Cross Year||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Digital Marketing MSc||Cross Year||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 2023/4 academic year.