Global Management and Culture (MIBS6002)


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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1 x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week


group project (25%), case analysis (10%), in the news (10%), participation in class and activities (10%), final exam (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


IBUS6001 or IBUS6002



Additional Information

This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Master of International Business and MIB combined degrees.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.