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MANG6378 Induction

Module Overview

This module provides an extended induction into the MSc International Management programme. It provides you with an introduction to key aspects of academic practice that are embedded into the overall degree programme. In addition, it provides a space for personal and group development (e.g. developing your critical thinking skills, providing strategies for effective group work and enhancing your presentation skills).

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module provides you with an appreciation of key aspects of academic practice and a deeper understanding of journey ahead.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the MSc IM framework and the opportunities it offers;
  • key University processes that support independent study; e.g. critical thinking;
  • key processes in group working; including decision making and problem solving.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • access Key IT systems that will support your academic career; including our virtual learning environment and our library systems.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the key elements of successful academic writing;
  • demonstrate the critical success factors for successful presentations;
  • manage your time and tasks effectively in the context of individual study and group work activities.


- Personal & Group Introductions; - Programme Overview: Content and Processes; - Introduction to Academic Writing; - Introduction to Group Presentations; - Effective Group Work; - Introduction to Critical Thinking.

Special Features

This is an extended induction programme to studying at Southampton with particular reference to the MSc International Management Programme.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Learning activities include: - Lectures - Use of on-line materials - Workshops - In-class case study / problem solving activities - Private study - An individual assignment reflecting on the lessons learned

Independent Study
Total study time0

Resources & Reading list

Cottrell, S (2011). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. 

Cottrell, S. (2013). The Study Skills Handbook. 



Group presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
In-class activities 100%


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


You may wish to purchase a copy of the texts listed under additional reading and other associated resources to support their independent study.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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