Managing Across Cultures
Unearth the techniques, strategies and skills a manager relies on to enjoy productive cross-cultural relationships.Weigh up the challenges that global managers face. Straddle the divide between the manager’s role and their organisation’s objectives.
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At the completion of this subject participants will be able to:
- predict the kinds of opportunities and challenges that managers are likely to face in a global environment
- recognise the relationship between managers’ job roles, organisational objectives and the external environment
- evaluate local and global environments and make suitable choices amongst available alternatives
- identify the types of insights, skills and abilities managers need to develop inter-cultural competence
- evaluate a range of theoretical accounts proffered to help managers succeed within a global business environment.
In the subject you will develop the following graduate capabilities:
- critical analysis and problem solving
- cultural and social awareness.
- Global Realities
- Managers in a global business environment
- The cultural environment
- The organisational environment
- The situational environment
- Communicating across cultures
- Negotiation across cultures
- Leading global organisations
- Managing a Global workforce
- Working with global teams
- Living and working globally
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Success in the global economy requires a broad range of knowledge and skills related to both the ‘hard’ aspects of business such as raw materials, products, finance and logistics and the ‘soft’ aspects such as personnel management, marketing and strategy. At the centre of these endeavours is the manager, for whom the stakes are high and the learning curve perpetual. In order to succeed in this complex environment, managers must understand how to work with organisations and other people around the world.
This subject, therefore, deals with the issues involved in managing in different cultural and institutional environments and is divided into three modules: challenges facing global managers; developing global understanding; and developing global management skills. Within those modules the degree focuses on cultural, organisational and situational environments.
This subject will emphasise a mindset of lifelong learning rather than proffering a set of ‘answers’ to the challenges facing global managers, in the belief that this prepares managers for the mindset that will be required of them in the dynamic world of global business.
- Personal cultural reflection (25%)
- Essay (35%)
- Case study research topic (40%)