Intercultural Management - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (15%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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

With the increasing globalization of business, you may find yourself responsible for, being managed by, or collaborating with persons of different nationalities and different cultures. Cultural differences, if not understood, can be barriers to the implementation and success in a wide range of international/multicultural business activities such as Joint-Ventures, Negotiations, Group Planning, Human Resource Management, including Selection and Training, and Sales and Marketing.

This unit aims to develop your intercultural awareness, intellectual understanding and behavioural skills, so you can be effective in a global business context, and successfully implement strategy, structure and systems in intercultural management, ultimately creating value and high performance in international settings.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of cultural and its meaning, cultural differences and their impact, as well as cultural issues in a management context
  2. identify cultural issues and critically analyse them
  3. gather relevant information and evaluate it from cultural perspectives
  4. use the acquired models and concepts to design interculturally sensitive approaches
  5. conduct an independent intercultural analysis
  6. work with prepared materials and coherently present solutions to cultural problems
  7. critically evaluate own work and that of other students.
  • Essay (15%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Report (35%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAN320 — International HRM
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to culture and its impact
2Exploring your role in the context of culture and management
3Developing high performing cross-cultural teams and managers
4Cross-cultural leadership and management in a global context

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.

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