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International Acqusition and Collaboration


To develop the skills and knowledge to enable efficient and effective acquisition decision-making, within an international context where collaboration can enhance financial, technological and operational performance.
The module will be made contextual to Defence & Security through the use of sector-specific case studies and guest speakers.


Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

  • Debate differing approaches to Acquisition and determine optimal solutions
  • Appraise the underlying Acquisition issues that impact upon wider International Technology Management in Defence and Security challenges
  • Explain the links between acquisition strategies and strategic direction, in line with technological opportunities
  • Recognise the importance of and summarize the impact of effective international collaboration
  • Critically evaluate through-life and capability management approaches to Acquisition
  • Develop improvements in the Supply Chain for differing capabilities


  • Defining Acquisition
  • International approaches to Acquisition
  • Acquisition Strategies and Procedures
  • Influences and Impacts of complex challenges and cultural environments
  • Approaches to Acquisition
  • Collaboration
  • Relationships
  • Risk and consequences
  • Whole life approaches to acquisition projects and technology and impact upon performance
  • Professionalism and decision making, people and processes.
  • Being the Intelligent Customer


4000 words assignment (80% weighting) plus in-module assessment (20% weighting)


One week