Department of English and Modern Languages

  • International Business, Culture and Languages (MA)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the induction events involving MA International Business, Culture and Languages students. All events are on Tuesday 18 September. Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Tuesday 18 September

    Welcome Meeting 12:30 to 13:00 T309, Tonge Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lunch 13:00 to 13:40 T300, Tonge Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment 13:45 to 14:15 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Subject Meeting and PIP Induction 14:30 to 15:30 T309, Tonge Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Library Tour 15:30 to 16:30 Headington Library, John Henry Brookes Buliding, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of Department Professor Simon Kövesi
    Programme Lead Dr Irène Hill
    Course Leader Dr Irène Hill
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Chris Taylor
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Mrs Catherine Harris +44 (0)1865 483748

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the Semester 1 modules. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    P61002 Intercultural Communication Varner, I. and Beamer, L. (2010). Intercultural Communicaton in the Global Workplace. 5th ed. London: McGraw-Hill
    P61003 Principles of International Business Boddy, D. (2017). Management: An Introduction. 7th ed. Harlow: Harlow: Pearson
    Brassington, F. and Pettitt, S. (2013). Essentials of Marketing. 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson
    P61004 EU Institutions and Policies McCormick, J. and Olsen, J. (2017). The European Union: Politics and Policies. 6th ed. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press (The fifth edition is acceptable)
    P61006 International Management Grant, R.M. (2016). Contemporary Strategy Analysis. 9th ed. Chichester: Wiley (Chapters 1-7)
    Mulhearne, C. and Vane, H.R. (2016). Economics for Business. 3rd ed. London: Palgrave (Chapters 1-5, but ignore the cost & revenue charts if you find these hard)
    P61009 Globalisation in the 21st Century Lechner, F. and Boli, J. (eds.) (2015). The Globalization Reader. 5th ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell (Earlier editions are acceptable, however, they may not have all the necessary readings)

    Programme Timetable

    For your information, here is the programme timetable for the Semester 1 modules. Room details will be notified through Google Calendar after you've enrolled.

    Module

    Time

    Location

    Monday

    P61006 International Management 09:00 to 12:00 TBA

    Wednesday

    P61009 World Development Research Topics 13:00 to 15:00 TBA

    Thursday

    P61004 EU Institutions and Policies 10:00 to 12:00 TBA
    P61003 Principles of International Business 13:00 to 16:00 TBA

    Friday

    P61002 Intercultural Communication 10:00 to 12:00 TBA

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for MA International Business, Culture and Languages.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Dr Irène Hill T611 48 4269

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.
    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.