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Globalisation, Politics & Culture - MAN00023H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Caroline Casey
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

The module is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the nature of contemporary globalisation, focusing on the various economic, cultural and social elements of an increasingly interdependent world economy. It encourages students to develop a critical position on the multifaceted environment in which international business is embedded and which it, to some extent, also shapes.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25

Module aims

The module is designed to develop the knowledge and understanding the students have of business and management by exploring how theory and practice has responded to the internationalisation of economic and social activity. The course will engage in broad and deep analysis of the interrelated economic, political and cultural angles of globalisation. An important aspect of the module is to develop the intellectual capacities of students by engaging in in-depth analysis and critique of globalisation theory and applying it to a highly complex, dynamic, and frequently uncertain arena of management endeavour.

Module learning outcomes

  • Analyse and critically interrogate the concept of 'Globalisation'

  • Understand the history of globalisation and its theories from the 1990s onwards

  • Understand the interrelated economic, political and cultural angles of globalisation


Task Length % of module mark
Globalisation & International Business Individual Assignment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Globalisation & International Business Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

Indicative reading

McCann, L., (2018) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization, London: Sage

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.