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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Global Management Practice
UoS Code CEMS6004
Credit points 6
Offered Intensive March
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Note: This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (CEMS) or incoming CEMS MIM exchange students.
Lectures Intensive over 5 weeks (8hr lectures/seminars per week)
Assessment individual reflection and development plan (20%), group project (20%), virtual team project (20%), and final exam (40%)
Description What distinguishes successful from unsuccessful managers when doing business internationally? This unit addresses this question by exposing students to experiential teaching methods and state-of-the-art theory. The unit starts with a self-assessment of individual competencies, traits and assumptions. This assessment serves as a ground for students' developmental journey throughout the unit, in which they explore the local cultural, ethical, and social factors affective management practice. In particular, students are asked to reflect upon a variety of management assumptions, different leadership styles and team management approaches, various decision making processes and communication patterns in order to achieve a higher level of global management practice competency. This unit of study explores these issues using theory, empirical evidence, case studies, role plays, self-reflection, and group projects to both enlighten and challenge participants.