MAN 5153 Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship

MAN 5153 Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Course code: 
MAN 5153
Department: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 
30
Program of study: 
Executive Master of Management
Course coordinator: 
Birgitte Grøgaard
Rolv Petter Storvik Amdam
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Master of Management
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
Associate course
Course codes for multi- or associated courses.
MAN 5154 - 1. semester
MAN 5155 - 2. semester
Introduction

This course provides you with the tools and skills to grow your business internationally, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and draw on expertise both inside and outside of your organization.

We help you critically assess your organization and environment before making important business decisions. Which international strategy is most suitable for your organization? How can you become entrepreneurial in a global context? How can you develop an innovative organization? How can you finance entrepreneurial activities? Do cultural and institutional differences matter for your business? The program provides a rich overview of strategic challenges facing global entrepreneurial organizations and the tools available to assess the situation and make sound business decisions.

In today’s economy, most businesses face global challenges either through direct global activities or through global suppliers, customers or partners. We focus specifically on strategic challenges that arise from cross-border business activities and how to succeed with entrepreneurial activities both within corporations and international new ventures. Some of the topics that we cover include: business decisions in an international context; entrepreneurship in a global context; organizing international activities; building global competitiveness; knowledge-transfer; creating value from corporate innovation; and how to use open innovation.

The program will mix digital content with five in-class modules. Our fourth module is a study-trip to China where we examine the rapid innovation that has taken place there and China’s future challenges related to the quality and impact of innovation. The in-class sessions are highly interactive with discussions, a focus on practical applications, and a dialogue with corporations and international new ventures.

All classes will be conducted in English (the term paper may be written in Norwegian).

 

Who is this program for?
This program is suited for business professionals or future entrepreneurs who are focused on developing global entrepreneurial organizations. We focus both on corporate settings and international new ventures and therefore welcome participants who are focused on new business development as well as those interested in developing entrepreneurial organizational cultures in established corporations.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • Participants can analyze the dynamic international business context
  • Participants understand the complexities through knowledge of key theories and concepts in global strategy and entrepreneurship
  • Participants have in-depth knowledge of theories of the multinational enterprise and international new ventures
  • Participants identify and assess how institutional and cultural differences influence global entrepreneurial organizations
  • Participants can critically assess how and why to transfer knowledge across borders
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Participants have developed skills in assessing the appropriateness of applying key concepts and frameworks to practice
  • Participants are able to identify, gather and analyze data to make robust strategic decisions
  • Participants have developed skills in assessing and acting on entrepreneurial opportunities
General Competence
  • Participants understand the complexities and challenges related to global strategy and entrepreneurship
  • Participants can critically evaluate the meaning of institutions and culture and their implications for strategic decisions and entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Participants can see how international challenges can create new business opportunities
  • Participants can draw on insights from established theories to improve their decision-making
  • Participants can reflect on the applicability of established theories and frameworks for new contexts such as emerging markets and emerging market multinationals
Course content

1st course module
Understanding strategy and entrepreneurship in a global context

2nd course module
Strategic corporate decisions and entrepreneurial opportunities

3rd course module
Building competitive global organizations and new ventures

4th course module
Global strategy and entrepreneurship in practice: Study-trip abroad

5th course module
Integrating topics and practical applications

Teaching and learning activities

A digital tool (e.g., Peergrade) will be used for the digital peer evaluation.

The program is conducted through five course modules over two semesters combined with digital pre-and post-module content and deliverables.

Each in-class module at BI Nydalen will consist of 3 full day interactive sessions, while the fourth module will take place in China. The focus of the fourth module will be seeing global strategy and entrepreneurship in practice in China.

Project tutorials differ in each Executive Master of Management program. It will consist of personal tutorials and tutorials given in class. Generally, the students may expect consulting tutorials, not evaluating tutorials. The total hours of tutorials offered is estimated to 4 hours per term paper.

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all programs, it is the student's own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/ itslearning or other course materials.

The students are evaluated through a term paper counting for 60% of the total grade, a multiple choice exam counting for 20%, and digital peer evaluation counting for 20% of the total grade. The term paper may be written individually or in groups of maximum three persons. All evaluations must be passed to obtain a certificate for the program. 

The term paper is included in the degree’s independent work of degree, cf national regulation on requirements for master’s degree, equivalent to 18 ECTS credits per. program. For the Executive Master of Management degree, the independent work of degree represents the sum of term papers from three programs

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Qualifications

Bachelor degree, corresponding to 180 credits from an accredited university, university college or similar educational institution
The applicant must be at least 25 years of age
At least four years of work experience. For applicants who have already completed a master’s degree, three years of work experience are required.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51531
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
20No2 Semester(s)Individual Peer evaluation, counting 20 % of the total grade
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51531
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
20No3 Hour(s)Individual Multiple choice, counting 20% of the total grade
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51531
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No2 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Term paper, counting 60% of the total grade.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:Peer evaluation, counting 20 % of the total grade
Exam code:MAN 51531
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:Multiple choice, counting 20% of the total grade
Exam code:MAN 51531
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:2 Semester(s)
Comment:Term paper, counting 60% of the total grade.
Exam code:MAN 51531
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100
Reduction description
  • Can not be included in combination with MAN 5012 International Management
  • ​Can not be included in combination with MAN 2205/2206/2290/2291 International Management