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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).

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Global Management and Culture
UoS Code MIBS6002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Corequisites MIBS6001
Prohibitions IBUS6001 or IBUS6002 or IBUS6003
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Master of International Business and MIB combined degrees.
Lectures 1 x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week
Assessment Individual assignment (25%), exam (50%), group presentation and report (25%)
Description The effective management of employees from diverse backgrounds poses a significant challenge for many international organisations, as well as for domestic firms which inevitably face the dilemma of workforce diversification. However, as organisations move from domestic to global business arenas, meeting this cross-cultural challenge is also one of the key levers for achieving competitive advantage. For managers working in such contexts, the ability to carefully observe and analyse cross-cultural situations is fundamental to individual and organizational success. The underlying driver in achieving this success is the understanding of one's cultural assumptions and how these impact interactions with others, decision making processes and even perception of the world around us. This unit addresses these issues.