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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc International Management and Emerging Economies

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title International Management and Emerging Economies
Programme code LLPT33/LLPT34
Length of programme Full time: 1 year; Part-time: typically 2 years but up to 4 years.
UCAS code N/a
Admissions criteria


Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:15:17 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to: 

  1. develop in-depth knowledge and skills of key issues facing multinational companies that invest in emerging economies, particularly the opportunities for developing new markets and the risks associated with rapid institutional change
  2. develop an understanding of the distinct processes of internationalization that apply to firms from emerging markets
  3. provide students with the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues that pertain to novel national contexts
  4. prepare graduates for a valued career in a wide range of management situations including those requiring business awareness and an understanding of the shifting nature of the global economy as certain countries become more influential
  5. provide students with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing international business environment

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The QAA benchmark statement for Master’s awards in business and management - The    Framework for Higher Education (2015).


3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of… 

K1:       aspects of, and inter-relationships among, organisations, their management and the how this is shaped by the shifting nature of centres of gravity within a global economy 

K2:       the opportunities and challenges presented by doing business in emerging economies. 

K3:       key philosophy and methodologies underlying a social science approach to the study of international management, emphasising their strengths and limitations. 

K4:       the main subject areas of international management namely comparative management, international business, political risks in emerging economies, global strategy and corporate finance and development. 

K5:      other specialist areas taken as options,  which may include: family-owned firms and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, human resources in emerging economies and the internationalization of firms from emerging economies.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

 C1:      identify, analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate, and generalize knowledge about international management, with particular reference to the opportunities and risks presented by emerging economies. 

C2:      create and assess a range of options about international management and governance, including the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations and integrate knowledge gained from different subject areas of management to address contextual risks. 

C3:      detect false logic or reasoning and identify implicit values to do with international management, with particular reference to emerging economies.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

P1:      effectively identify, formulate and solve problems, and make decisions, in the general context of international management and the particular context of emerging economies, using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative skills. 

P2:       present effective arguments and thoughts orally in the context of international management. 

P3:      communicate effective arguments and thoughts with specific reference to emerging economies in various written forms (essays, reports, etc.).

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to…

T1:       select and use appropriate investigative and research skills.

T2:       critically evaluate a range of academic and industry sources and effectively summarise these in a range of written formats. 

T3:       work flexibly and creatively in a team whilst recognising one’s own contribution and that of others with a range of diverse skills through self-reflection. 

T4:       communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences. 

T5:       apply independent research methods and ethical consideration in undertaking such research.

4. Programme structure

Semester One

Compulsory Modules (60 credits)



Modular Weight


Comparative Management



International Business and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies



Managing Sustainability



Principles of International Management


 Semester Two

Compulsory Modules (45 credits)



Modular Weight


Collaborative Project



Corporate Governance, the State and Development



HR in Emerging Economies


Optional Modules (students should select 15 credits)



Modular Weight


Institutional Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Capitalism



The BRICS and the Changing World Order


Semester Three

Compulsory Module (60 credits)



Modular Weight






5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress and be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI. 

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Not Applicable.

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