MAN-10026 - Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives
Coordinator: Teresa Oultram Room: DW0.12 Tel: +44 1782 7 33422
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations

Not applicable

Description for 2024/25

This module introduces students to the complexity of managing organisations through working on a problem set by a Multinational Corporation (MNC). Guest speakers will provide an insight into the problem from different functional perspectives (e.g. operations, financial, etc). These guest sessions will be supplemented with academic sessions that will provide the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to enable the students, working in groups, to generate and evaluate potential solutions to the problem. Groups will then present their proposed solution in a presentation and through a written report. Students will also be expected to reflect on their own learning during this module.
In the past, the organisations have invited the best 3 groups to present their ideas to their management team and offered a small prize for the best idea.

- Identify business needs and propose a solution to a particular business problem, with consideration of the feasibility of the proposal, underpinned by theoretical knowledge.
- To bring together teams of students from diverse backgrounds to quickly learn how to collaborate academically and share their learning.
- Develop academic and professional skills including: team working, project management, problem-solving skills, presentation skills, report writing and reflection on group dynamics across a culturally and linguistically diverse group.
- To provide students with the knowledge to help them monitor, review, plan and take responsibility for their own learning and professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

work productively in diverse work groups composed of students of diverse backgrounds (e.g. cultures, ethnic groups and genders): 1,2
demonstrate professional skills and abilities needed by managers including problem solving, presentation skills, report writing and reflective practice: 1,2
critically reflect on individual learning, performance and behaviour and demonstrate an understanding of how to manage their development better in order to improve potential: 2
evaluate problem solving techniques and select a technique suited to the given assessment: 1,2
gather and analyse information from various sources: 1,2
understand academic and professional malpractice and how to avoid it: 1,2
understand the potential development and transferability of personal and professional skills between various contexts: 1,2
communicate effectively through different means (e.g. writing, face-to-face and by other means): 1,2

Study hours

20 hours workshops
0.5 hour presentation
30 hours preparation for workshops
20 hours guided reading
79.5 hours preparation for group assessments

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Presentation weighted 30%
Group presentation outlining a proposed solution
In groups present a proposed solution for the problem posed by the multinational corporation (MNC). The presentation will be 20 mins presentation plus 5-10 minutes for Q&A and discussion.

2: Group Report weighted 70%
Project scope and solution proposal
To provide a group consultancy style report of 3000 words highlighting the group's proposed solution to the problem posed by the MNC. The report will link into theory to give an academic underpinning. The report will also include a short reflection from each student in the group on their OWN learning achieved through this module.