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Essay
Pages
12 pages
Word Count
4570 words
School
Unisa
Course Code
Business Management

Principles of Global Business Management

June 7, 2021
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Principles of Global Business Management
MNB3701
Semesters 1 and 2
Department of Business Management
This tutorial letter contains important information
about your module.
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CONTENTS
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1INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ 4
2PURPOSE AND OUTCOMES ........................................................................................................ 4
2.1Purpose .......................................................................................................................................... 4
2.2Outcomes ....................................................................................................................................... 4
3LECTURER(S) AND CONTACT DETAILS .................................................................................... 5
3.1Lecturer(s) ...................................................................................................................................... 5
3.2Department ..................................................................................................................................... 5
3.3University ........................................................................................................................................ 5
4RESOURCES ................................................................................................................................. 6
4.1Prescribed book(s) .......................................................................................................................... 6
4.2Recommended book(s) .................................................................................................................. 6
4.3Electronic reserves (e-reserves) ..................................................................................................... 6
4.4Library services and resources ....................................................................................................... 6
5STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES ................................................................................................. 7
6STUDY PLAN ................................................................................................................................. 7
7PRACTICAL WORK ....................................................................................................................... 7
8ASSESSMENT ............................................................................................................................... 7
8.1Assessment criteria ........................................................................................................................ 7
8.2Assessment plan ............................................................................................................................ 7
8.3Assignment numbers and due dates .............................................................................................. 7
8.4Guidelines for answering essay and case study type assignments ................................................ 8
8.5Submission of assignments .......................................................................................................... 11
8.6The assignments .......................................................................................................................... 12
8.6.1 Assignments semester 1 ............................................................................................................. 12
8.6.2 Assignments semester 2 ............................................................................................................. 15
8.7Plagiarism ..................................................................................................................................... 15
8.8The examination ........................................................................................................................... 15
9FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .......................................................................................... 15
10SOURCES CONSULTED ............................................................................................................. 15
11IN CLOSING ................................................................................................................................. 16
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12ADDENDUM ................................................................................................................................. 16
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Dear Student
1 INTRODUCTION
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the module: Principles of Global Business Management,
(MNB3701) for the 2021 academic year. We hope and trust that you will find this module
interesting, inspiring and informative.
2 PURPOSE AND OUTCOMES
2.1 Purpose
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the theories and concepts of Global
Business Management and, in particular, the dynamic environments within which global
business are conducted. The module is designed to expose students to the dynamics of cross-
border business involved and galvanise the knowledge that students need to identify and
understand the implications of international business environments for cross-border operations.
It accordingly provides the necessary knowledge and insight into the external environmental
influences that need to be considered in global strategic decisions, including decisions
regarding cross-border trade, investment and operations. This module further attempts to
explain basic global management processes and procedures, including those related to
international trade, investment and financing.
2.2 Outcomes
On completion of this module, you should be able to
demonstrate
an understanding of the structure of the global business environment and the ability to
analyse and evaluate information for decision-making purposes
an ability to explain the global monetary system and evaluate the role of the
International Monetary Fund, the foreign exchange market and the global capital markets in
the context of international business (the latter with an emerging market orientation)
the integrated knowledge of the fundamentals and importance of global business
management, the theories and practices of international trade and investment, and the role
of regional economic integration in enhancing global business endeavours
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3 LECTURER(S) AND CONTACT DETAILS
3.1 Lecturer(s)
3.3 University
If you need to contact the University about matters not related to the contents of this module,
please consult the brochure, Study @ Unisa, which you received with your study material. This
brochure contains information on how to contact the University (to whom you can write for
different queries, important numbers, addresses and details of the times certain facilities are
open). Always use your student number when you contact the University.
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4 RESOURCES
4.1 Prescribed book(s)
You will not be able to study and complete this module successfully without the prescribed
book. You must acquire the following prescribed book from one of the official Unisa bookstores:
Peng, M. Meyer, K. 2019. International Business. Third Edition. Cengage Learning.
Please consult the list of official booksellers and their addresses as detailed in Study @ Unisa.
4.2 Recommended book(s)
There are no additional recommended books for this module.
4.3 Electronic reserves (e-reserves)
There are no electronic reserves for this module.
4.4 Library services and resources
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6 STUDY PLAN
It is important that you prepare a study plan for yourself and devote at least 120 hours to this
module in order to achieve success in the examination. Therefore, it is advisable that you
devote at least two hours per day to reading and summarising the module content. You would
also need to be able to apply the concepts learned in this module in a practical manner.
7 PRACTICAL WORK
There is no practical work or work integrated learning for this module.
8 ASSESSMENT
8.1 Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for Assignments 01 and 02 are set out in Annexures A and B in the
form of rubrics for the assignments.
8.2 Assessment plan
Assignments (Assignments 01 and 02) for this module are compulsory assignments. They are in
the form of case studies. There are non-negotiable submission deadlines for each of the
assignments of this module and you must submit these assignments if you wish to gain
examination admission. The first assignment contributes 50% to your overall year mark (10% to
your final module score), and the second assignment contributes the other 50% to your year
mark. These two assignments combined contribute 20% to your final mark.
8.3 Assignment numbers and due dates
Kindly adhere to the respective due dates as indicated in the table below. You will not be
admitted to the examination if any of the compulsory assignments is submitted after the due
date. Kindly do not phone us with a request to be admitted to the examination if you have not
submitted an assignment, or if you submitted it later than the due date.
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Revised assignment due dates for the academic 2021
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You will not be able to submit assignments before the approval of the assessment plan for 2021
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8.4 Guidelines for answering essay and case study type assignments
Below are some guidelines that may assist you in approaching written essay-type assignments:
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Always provide a heading to your assignment and a table of contents on the first page.
Use headings and subheadings and number them.
Start your answer with an introduction, briefly explaining your approach and the
contents of the answer. Please note that you should have one introduction and one
conclusion for the entire assignment.
Use in-text references correctly.
Include a conclusion to indicate your own perspectives and insight based on the
information in your assignment; you may also be required to make recommendations.
Conclude your assignment with a short summary in which you repeat the main points
of your discussion and reach a conclusion.
Use the Harvard referencing method in your assignments to refer to sources you have
consulted. If you do not include in-text references, you may find that you are guilty of
plagiarism.
Include a bibliography at the end of your assignment. A bibliography is an alphabetical
list of all the references cited in your assignment. The bibliography at the end of your
assignment is the list of books, articles or other sources consulted. It too should be
compiled according to the Harvard referencing method. You will be penalised in the
assignments if you do not include a bibliography. When you use the internet, you need to
provide the details. Indicate the name of the author (if available), the full name of the
website, the website address and the date on which you accessed the site in your
bibliography. The date is essential, since information on the internet changes
continuously.
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Your work should be of a high technical standard.
Use the following page margins (normal page setting): top 2.54 cm, bottom 2.54 cm,
left 2.54 cm and right 2.54 cm. Set your computer to Arial or Times New Roman, font
size 11 or 12, and 1.5 line spacing.
The page limit is a maximum of eight (8) pages (1.5 line spacing) for each
assignment. This excludes the cover page, table of contents and bibliography. You
may be penalised if you exceed the maximum number of pages.
The cover page of your assignment must indicate your student number, module code
and assignment number (unique number) clearly.
The way in which you present your assignments reflects your character clearly. Do
not submit untidy and badly presented assignments. Be proud of the work you present.
Assignments should be typed if at all possible. If you cannot type your assignment,
you must ensure that your handwriting is legible.
The presentation of the assignment and adherence to the format requirements will
contribute ten (10) marks towards your assignment mark.
The body of an assignment entails composing a discussion under several headings and
subheadings. These headings should be related to the question numbers.
The body of your assignment:
Your answers should show your ability to approach a problem in a structured, analytical
way.
Apply the theories and concepts in a coherent way to the assignment problem/question.
Discussions of theory should be concise and to the point: use words economically in
other words, say as much as possible, but as concisely as possible.
Develop a style of writing in which sentences and paragraphs follow one another in a
logical sequence.
Arguments should follow a logical pattern and be substantiated with suitable references,
facts or examples from the case study. Conclusions should not be based on intuition.
Vague generalisations and half-truths should be avoided in your assignments.
Note that the assignment questions will not require you to merely rewrite the text of your
prescribed textbook. In all cases, you will be required to show your insight in and
understanding of the topic. Make sure you understand the questions in the assignment.
You could be penalised if you copy from the prescribed book or any other sources or
simply rewrite the information. Note that the focus of the assignments is not about merely
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