Comparative Management - 2012

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Unit summary

IBA205

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP , HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2012: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

    For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Unit provided by

2012 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,178.00
HECS 1,178.00
International 1,403.00

What is this unit about

Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of management concepts and models
  2. demonstrate an understanding of management issues in a global context
  3. identify relevant information and evaluate it from different managerial and cultural perspectives
  4. compare strengths and weaknesses of different international management practices
  5. understand how to work effectively across cultures and with diverse groups.

Assessment

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to comparative management
2Perspectives on management
3National culture, organisation culture & management
4Communicating in an international environment
5Negotiation & the international management
6Ethics & international management
7Strategic management in an international context
8Groups, teams & international management
9Decision making & controlling
10Motivation, leadership & the international manager
11International human resource management
12Your future in international management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

International Management8th

By:Luthans Fred

ISBN: -

Format:Print

Supplier:Go to Unibooks


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