BSc in International Management BSc International Management with American Business Studies Dr Jiajia Liu Programme Director Congratulations! Welcome! Welcome to Manchester Welcome to Alliance MBS And welcome to IM/IMABS! The IM/IMABS degree:
Two of the largest UG programmes IM Covers Europe, SE Asia, Australia and beyond IMABS covers North America esp. USA and Canada Increasing international focus through studies Exchange Year differentiates the programme (and the students!) University of Manchester History: University of Manchester created by bringing together The Victoria University of Manchester (established in 1851) and UMIST (established in 1824). The largest single-site university in the UK 39,000 students and 10,400 staff Part of the Russell Group of elite (red brick) research-intensive UK universities In the RAE assessment exercise the university came 3rd (after Cambridge and Oxford) in terms of research
25 Nobel Prize winners have either studied or connected some of their work to the University of Manchester. 2010 Nobel Prize (Graphene) Professor Alan Turing Professor Brian Cox Alliance Manchester Business School Alliance Manchester Business School: Original Thinking Applied Alliance MBS is the largest campus-based school in the UK 2,000+ students, 200+ teaching staff We support a further 3,500 students worldwide through centres in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore and the USA. Alliance MBS is part of a small and select group of institutions worldwide that is accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS .
Programme Director: Contact Details Dr Jiajia Liu Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Asian Business and Organisation Studies Programme Director, International Management Programme Director, International Management with American Business Studies Room: E14, Alliance MBS East Alliance Manchester Business School University of Manchester Phone: 0161 306 3523 Email: [email protected] Office Consultation Times: Each Wednesday: 10am to 12 pm Who are you? Introduce yourself to the people on either side of you:
Whats your name? Where do you come from? What are you interested in? Tell them an interesting fact/story about you! What is IM/IMABS all about? 1. enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the field of management with a specialisation in the international aspects of management 2. promote the exchange of students between the home and carefully chosen overseas partners to enable students to experience management teaching and learning within a different cultural environment to that of the home institution 3. provide an educational experience both at home and overseas which will facilitate and promote students intellectual development and life-long learning skills 4. promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management, especially in an international context, and to inculcate an appreciation of the association between theory and practice 5. appraise students of important new developments in the field of management 6. enable students to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills
7. provide a high quality management programme in the home institution and access to a high quality management programme abroad. Learning Outcomes A. Knowledge and Understanding A1. Understand the core disciplines of the field of management (e.g. accounting, economics, marketing, operations management) A2. Understand subject specific theories, ideas, issues and practices relating to general management and to international aspects of management A3. Understand management as a dynamic field, as located in a complex historical, social and international context A4. Understand developments in business and management. B. Intellectual Skills and Other Attributes B1. Apply higher-level cognitive skills, including analysis, synthesis and evaluation. B2. Utilise both qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. B3. Address arguments/ideas through multiple perspectives. B4. Identify inter-relationships between the subject matter of management and integrate these as a coherent whole. C. Practical and Transferable/Key Skills (generic)
C1. Articulate ideas and arguments with clarity, conciseness and rigour both orally and in writing. C2. Learn independently C3. Manage time and prioritise workloads C4. Use IT skills C5. Operate effectively as a member of a group or team. C6. Operate effectively in an overseas environment . Programme Structure The programme is studied over four years full-time, the third year in an overseas partner institution Europe and Asia for IM; the USA and Canada for IMABS students.. Year 1: Forms the foundations of the degree! Courses can be pre-requisites for year 2 and final year courses. Students need to pass the first year to proceed to the second year. The first year average is important for IM/IMABS students as this influences
where they go on their year abroad! Year 2: Compulsory for IM: International Business (10 credits) International Business Strategy (10 credits) - Compulsory for IMABS: full year (20 credits) American Economy and Society - Students can choose a further 20 credits of designated international courses as well as management courses to achieve 120 credits. Programme Structure Year 3 on Exchange -- spent abroad at a partner institution studying business and management PASS or FAIL Marks gained on exchange do not affect final degree classification Students will commit 75% of their study to the study of management and business and the remaining 25% may be taken in cultural or language options.
Final Year In the final year, students study course units amounting to a total of 120 credits from the Alliance MBS mainstream Management course menu, at least 60 credits from internationally focused course units. IM/IMABS Year One Semester 1 Course unit code Course unit title BMAN10001 BMAN10621M BMAN10101 Economic Principles: Microeconomics Fundamentals of Financial Reporting Marketing Foundations
Semester 2 Course unit code Course unit title BMAN10862 BMAN10522M BMAN10632M Case Studies in Management Financial Decision Making Fundamentals of Management Accounting BMAN10872 Introduction to Work Psychology Full Year
Course unit code Course unit title BMAN10780 BMAN10970 BMAN10960 Academic and Career Development Introduction to Management and Organisation Skills Quantitative Methods for Business and Management Exchange Year - My Choices Allocation of students to exchange partners is carried out by myself and the international team in October of your second year Allocation will be based on: Your expressed preferences
A statement of your expectations of the exchange year AND your First Year Results I endeavour to ensure that all students go to their most preferred institutions. This is greatly helped by flexibility on your part AND students being knowledgeable about the full range of destinations. Real constraints (e.g. financial constraints) will be taken into account Some of our IM Exchange Partners Current Confirmed Partners (IM)
Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki University of Auckland, New Zealand Bocconi University, Milan, Italy Chinese University of Hong Kong Copenhagen Business School, Denmark ESADE, Barcelona, Spain RSM, Erasmus, Rotterdam, Netherlands HKUST Business School, Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong IESEG Lille, France Lund University, Sweden University of Mannheim, Germany
University of Melbourne, Australia NHH, Bergen, Norway University of Otago, New Zealand University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic University of Queensland, Australia National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore Management University, Singapore Universitat St Gallen, Switzerland Stockholm University Business School, Sweden cole de Management, Strasbourg, France University of Sydney, Australia UNSW, Sydney, Australia University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Uppsala University, Sweden Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands WU Vienna, Austria Partner Universities IMABS
W P Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA Saunder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Haskayne School of Business, The University of Calgary, Canada Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, USA Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA HEC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA The Stern School of Business, New York University, USA Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Queens School of Business, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, Canada UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Michael G Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA The College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada Experiences of Exchange (IM) An unbelievable experience, which I will treasure for the rest of my life! AG, Helskini School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland Exciting, eye-opening, interesting, scary, unforgettable, definitely worth doing. HS, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark
A unique and exciting educational opportunity both culturally and intellectually that has enhanced my university experience, and one that I would not have missed for the world!! AR, IESEG, Lille, France St Gallen is one of those places you would probably never just visit on holiday, however once you visit you will not want to leave, truly amazing experience, truly amazing place. NB, St Gallen, Switzerland A truly mind-blowing year that offered me the opportunity to meet amazing people and go to places that I never dreamed of going. JS, CUHK, Hong Kong
Fantastic, eye-opening and unbelievable experience. One sentence isn't enough AMAZING!!!!!! DA, University of Sydney, Australia Said about Exchange (IMABS): A brilliant year in a fantastic city. One of the best experiences of my life. Fun, fast and spontaneous; it was an experience I will NEVER forget, and I wish I could do it all again!
Caroline Hodgson, Ohio State, Columbus, USA Friends for life, once in a lifetime teaching, a great institutionpossibly the best year of my life! Ushma Mistry, Queens, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Absolutely indescribablebest friends and unforgettable memories for life. Greg Russell, HEC, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Ben Collins, William and Mary, Virginia, USA
Amazing experience I will never forget Ive learnt so much and been given so many opportunities, I would recommend studying abroad to anybody. Dean Tempest, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA The Value of the Exchange Year "The UK develops some great talent. It attracts some of the best from around the world. We will recruit that talent but to remain competitive we want to see more UK graduates developing a global perspective through international experience. They will have to work with global clients and mix with a range of people from different cultures. They have to be at home with cultural differences." Keith Dugdale, Head of Global Recruitment, KPMG "This () is a wake-up call for students and parents. You'll get further in life if you travel overseas to study or gain work experience. In today's turbulent times it is more important than ever for every graduate to demonstrate an international dimension to their thinking, and there is no
better way to demonstrate this than to study or work for a period overseas. Will Archer, director of i-graduate Exchange Year You will take a normal student workload (e.g. 60 ECTS credits or equivalent for Europe and 24 credits for N. America)
75% of this must be in management-related subjects The remaining 25% can be taken in cultural or language options Course options must be agreed with me in advance Students should not choose level one (i.e. first year) courses as part of your business/management subjects. Students are advised not to take courses that they intend to take in the final year of the programme at Alliance MBS. Work placements will not count for credit, whatever the local regulations and expectations. You pay no fees to the exchange partner Fees payable to Manchester University for this year vary For EU students, funding is available if you go to European destinations You must pass ALL subjects to progress to the final year of IM The grade for your exchange year does not affect your overall degree classification Take a break!
If youve got any questions on what weve covered so far, please come and ask Assessment and Progression Degree weightings First year need to pass to proceed to second year Marks do not count towards degree classification, but do appear on a transcript of marks. IM and IMABS students have to achieve a grade of 50% for their first year to remain on these degree programmes Marks may be important when applying for internships/ work experience Marks also determine which overseas institution you go to during your exchange year!
Second year worth one third of your degree mark (i.e. 33%) Final year worth two thirds of your degree mark (i.e. 67%) Degree Classification The first year average does not contribute to the degree classification which is currently 33/67% second/final year. Pass everything (40%+ in 120 credits) Pass 40%+ in 80 credits and a compensatable fail (30-39%) in 40 credits If you fail 40 credits or more (<40%) = compensation and reassessment If you fail any course below 30% = reassessment Resits take place in August. They are not a second chance to gain better grades,
only the chance to gain credits lost. Your original mark will stand. Important to attend classes and engagement with studies including preparation for lectures and interacting at seminars. Prizes there are several programme prizes for high achieving students at the end of each year. Progression Pass everything (40%+ in 120 credits) Pass 40%+ in 80 credits and a compensatable fail (30-39%) in 40 credits
Year 1 Fail 40 credits or more below 40% = Compensation and Reassessment If you fail any course below 30% = Reassessment. Note: You can be reassessed in courses up to a maximum of 80 credits Year 2 Additional requirements for the BSc (Hons) in IM and IMABS The candidate must normally attain an overall average of 50% or higher in year 1 of the programme to continue on the BSc (Hons) IM or IMABS route.
Failure to satisfy the examiners in these requirements will result in the student being transferred to the BSc (Hons) Management programme at the end of year 1 and assessed according to the normal rules for that programme. Students with fails and multiple compensated marks on their transcripts are at risk of not being accepted by partner institutions for the third year study abroad element of the IM or IMABS programme. In such cases, students will progress as candidates for the BSc (Hons) Management programme according to the normal rules for that programme. Assessment: What to Expect Semester 1 exams take place in January Semester 2 exams take place in May/June Some courses are assessed by exam only, some by coursework and exams and some by coursework only. It is your responsibility to check your coursework
deadlines and your exam dates, times and venues! The Full Version is called the Progression Rules Full details of progression rules can be found at; https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/ Portals/0/Docs/my-programme/course-choices/IMABS%20Programme %20Specification.pdf Full Details on the IM programme (structure, programme specification, course specifications, etc.) can be found at; https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/ Coursechoicesprogrammestructures/Programmestructures.aspx Resits Resits take place in Resits are for August in Manchester progression only. They are not a second chance to get a better mark
fail resits may If you you be allowed to take additional courses in your second year, may have to retake exams and wait a year to join the second year, or be excluded from the university Approaches to teaching and learning University teaching is different from school/college
Some very large lectures Some small group seminars/workshops A range of teaching styles Lecturers, senior lecturers, professors, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), seminar leaders You are expected to be an independent learner You are responsible for your own learning Attendance and Engagement You are expected to attend all scheduled teaching session (lectures, seminars, workshops etc) You are expected to engage in all scheduled teaching session (lectures, seminars, workshops etc) You are expected to avoid any
behaviour that would interfere with the learning and engagement of others. Seminar attendance will be monitored, and spot checks may be conducted in lectures. Timetable Your timetable may be different each week You are responsible for checking your personal timetable on the Student System and making sure that you are in the right place at the right time H
Academic Advisors Every student will be assigned an academic advisor An academic advisor is a member of staff who you will get to know over your first year, and who will remain with you throughout your time on the programme. You will meet your academic advisor every fortnight as part of the Academic and Career Development course Your academic advisor will provide you with: A point of contact regarding academic issues Support in developing a personal development plan (PDP) Feedback on your progress A reference should you need one for a job, internship or further study
Office hours Office hours are times when academic staff are available to meet students Academic staff should display their office hours on their door. Course coordinators should be approached in the first instance if there is a problem at the course level (e.g. via email, phone, after class, and/ or during office hours)
IT Information IT Account; Register via the Student System; Note your University of Manchester email address and check it every day! Storage p-drive 200mb of space; Printing - 10 free print credit; PC labs; Student Group Study Room C11; Wifi eduroam; IT Support [email protected] Study Support at MBS English Proficiency/Language classes If your first language is not English, I would encourage you to attend language proficiency testing and sign up for English language classes if necessary. Further details about the language centre are in your pre-arrival pack .
Study Skills course (BMAN 10780 Academic and Career Development) You will be taking a course as part of your degree programme which runs across both semesters in year one. The course will incorporate study skills, academic advisor sessions, library information and personal development plans. As part of the seminar activities students will write a practice essay and will receive feedback on this. Attendance of this course is compulsory and will be monitored. Maths Revision Sessions Maths revision sessions available for students taking Quantitative Methods for Business and Management. Study Support at Alliance MBS IT Skills and Blackboard Blackboard is the University-wide virtual learning environment for students and a virtual blackboard space will be attached to each course. Further details on this will be covered later in the induction session by
Undergraduate Services. Student Representatives Please consider being a student representative for the IM/IMABS programme. Student reps sit on the Programme Committee and attend the Alliance MBS UG Staff Student Liaison Committee. It is essential that you have a voice within Alliance Manchester Business School and we encourage you to put yourself forward for this. All interested students should go to the undergraduate office (D20) for a nomination form. Expectations at Alliance MBS Work and Attendance Monitoring Attendance at all seminars and workshops is compulsory and will be monitored via registers. If you are unable to attend a class because of illness or other good reason, you need to complete an absence from class form and submit it to the undergraduate office. Forms are available from the UG office (D20) or can
be downloaded from the Undergraduate handbook. If you miss 3 or more consecutive seminars or workshops, this will be followed up by the Assessment and Student Support Centre. We have a duty to make sure you are still attending classes and do not have any serious problems that are the cause of non-attendance. Medical/Personal problems It is vital you tell us if you experience medical, personal or other problems which have (or may have) an adverse affect on your studies. Outside of Alliance MBS there is a counselling service and other sources of support. Who To Speak To? Your Support Within Alliance MBS
Assessment and Student Support Centre Undergraduate Office (D20) Your Academic Advisor Programme Director [email protected] Other Sources of Help Counselling Service, Nightline, Student Welfare, International Student Welfare Details can all be found in your arrival packs Feedback Your student representatives play a key role in relaying your views to AMBS You will from time to time be invited by the school to partake in surveys/questionnaires or focus groups. This is a key form of feedback and I would strongly encourage you to take part. Throughout your courses at Alliance MBS, you will receive information on individual or collective performance. Get Involved: Be a Student
Representative! Student representatives are the voice of the students on Alliance MBS committees Staff-student liaison Committee Management Programme Committee Student Rep Focus Groups Nomination forms are available from D20 Meet current reps at the Student Fair SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE What is it? All 8000 new undergraduates at University of Manchester complete the Sustainability Challenge
Chance to meet and work with students from disciplines across whole University Unique to University of Manchester Fast-paced, interactive, sustainability-themed workshop Great way to find out more about the kind of University this is, and how you can make a difference When & Where? Sustainability Challenge Day is Tuesday 20th September You will be working in mixed-disciplinary groups, with different start times and different locations How will I find out where to go and when? Check your emails: you have been sent an email telling you where to go and when Check your personalised timetable via My Manchester SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE Personalised timetable via My Manchester Your personalised
timetable will appear in this box SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE No email or timetable? If you havent received an email and cant access your personalised timetable, then either: Go to your School Office Visit one of the Sustainability Challenge Help Desks: Barnes Wallis Student Hub Mon 19th Sept 10.00-17.00 University Place Foyer
Mon 19th Sept 13.00-17.00 Tues 20th Sept 08.00-17.00 Ring the Sustainability Challenge Phone Help Line: 0161 275 2851 Welcome Week and beyond Final Words Enjoy yourself - but remember, the first year matters!!! There is no gentle run-in - Especially for IM students! Think about being a student rep - Alliance MBS needs you
Keep us informed of how you are - Dont lose contact with your academic advisor! You are responsible for your own learning and the time management implications of this. Make the most of Manchester!
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