Comparative Management 2012
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Level of study: What does Undergraduate Level 2 mean?
Undergraduate Level 2
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This unit is focused upon the study of management in an international context. It examines and compares management practices of different types of organisations, across countries and cultures. The study of comparative management requires a basic understanding of organisational behaviour in a highly competitive global marketplace. The unit considers management functions and manager skills including similarities and differences between domestic and international management.
There are no prerequisites for this unit.
Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of management concepts and models
- demonstrate an understanding of management issues in a global context
- identify relevant information and evaluate it from different managerial and cultural perspectives
- compare strengths and weaknesses of different international management practices
- understand how to work effectively across cultures and with diverse groups.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to comparative management|
|2||Perspectives on management|
|3||National culture, organisation culture & management|
|4||Communicating in an international environment|
|5||Negotiation & the international management|
|6||Ethics & international management|
|7||Strategic management in an international context|
|8||Groups, teams & international management|
|9||Decision making & controlling|
|10||Motivation, leadership & the international manager|
|11||International human resource management|
|12||Your future in international management|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Certificate of Public Relations, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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