Comparative Management - 2017

Unit summary

IBA205

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Group Project - Regional Overview Resource (30%) , Journal - Learning Journal (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

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.

Students will be required to work in small groups and complete an oral presentation as part of one assessment task.

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and application of international 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. Work collaboratively with diverse groups of people.
     
  • Group Project — Regional Overview Resource (30%)
  • Journal — Learning Journal (30%)
  • Report — Comparative Mgmt Analysis (40%)

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 Globalization
2The political, legal and technological environment
3The role of culture in international management
4Cross-cultural communication and negotiation
5International strategic management
6Decision-making and controlling in an international context
7Ethics and social responsibility for MNCs
8Organizational behaviour across cultures
9International human resource 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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