2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|International &Cross-Cultural Management|
|Offered||Intensive March and Intensive August|
|Additional Information||This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management or Master of Management (CEMS).|
|Lectures||Block mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm|
|Assessment||group project (30%), virtual team project (20%), and final exam individual (50%)|
|Description||What distinguishes successful from unsuccessful managers when doing business internationally? Most importantly, successful managers will understand and be responsive to the institutional environment in which they are operating as well as the organisational resources and capabilities at their command. They must know the \"rules of the game\". In this context, local cultural, ethical, and social factors play a significant role. Managers need to know how to interact successfully with people from other cultures both within and outside their organisations. An understanding of cultural differences and how to manage such differences is thus critical to effective international management. In particular, managers need to be aware of and sensitive to different management and leadership styles around the world, be able to make informed decisions about effective communications internationally, be able to lead successful international negotiations, be able to creatively manage global teams, and to have the ability to develop successful global careers for themselves and others in their organisation. This unit of study explores these issues using theory, empirical evidence, case studies, role plays and group projects to both enlighten and challenge participants.|