Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Introduction to Globalization
    • The political, legal and technological environment
    • The role of culture in international management
    • Cross-cultural communication and negotiation
    • International strategic management
    • Decision-making and controlling in an international context
    • Ethics and social responsibility for MNCs
    • Organizational behaviour across cultures
    • International human resource management
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject 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 subject 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.

  • Business Opportunity Analysis & presentation (Group work) (40%)
  • Comparative Management Analysis Report (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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