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.
Australia's largest dual-sector institute, offering both TAFE and higher education, RMIT University proudly delivers work-related education and practical research relevant to current business and community needs. More than 60,000 students study with RMIT, and many of their degrees are available through Open Universities Australia.
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.