Undergraduate | UAD-COM3500OUA | 2024
Managing Across Cultures
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 29 Jan 2024,
- 2 Sept 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
Managing Across Cultures
About this subject
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Critically analyse the drivers and consequences (political, economic, socio-cultural, technological, legal and ecological) of globalisation, its impact on specific regions and the emerging concerns about its influences on countries around the world
- Understand and appreciate the need for ethics and social responsibility in international management, and the growing pressures on firms to act in an ethically and socially responsible manner in their global business operations
- Compare different theoretical approaches to the concept of culture (at national, regional and organisational levels) and implications of these differences for international and cross-cultural managers
- Apply theories of culture and management to address the challenges of managing individuals, groups and organisations in an increasingly diverse global context
- Integrate and apply the basic elements of international strategic management, including the pressures and cost/benefits of strategies that emphasise global integration versus local adaptation; evaluate the specialised strategies required for emerging economies and for international new ventures
- Compare and evaluate practices related to the management, motivation and leading of employees in an international and cross-cultural context
- Introduction to the course; a general discussion around the course topics.
- Cultural Environments: Conceptualising and Theorising Culture
- Global managers: challenges and responsibilities
- Organisational environments: Organising in a cross-cultural context
- Communicating across (and within) cultures
- Cultural challenges of leadership
- Relationships, partnerships, and negotiation across cultures
- Lecture/Tutorial 8
- Ethics across cultures
- Work and motivation across cultures
- Teams and teamwork across cultures
- Working internationally and across cultures
- Course review
The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of International Management. The course focuses on the foundations of international management, the role of culture, cross-cultural communication and negotiations, MNC strategies and structures, and international human resource management. There will be a focus on appropriate theory and the course will aim to provide opportunities for the practical implementation of the main concepts covered.
All assessment is assignment based.
- Discussion Board Interaction (10%)
- Presentation: Cross-Cultural Advisory Video (40%)
- Assessment Part A: Policy Analysis (25%)
- Assessment Part B: Policy Recommendations (25%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UAD-INB-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of International Business
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses