Managing Across Cultures - MGMT2102

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Management

Course Outline: MGMT2102 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 48 units of credit

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The aim of this course is to develop a conceptual and practical understanding of how people differ across cultures, how these cultural differences impact on international business interactions, and how organisations can recognise and value cultural differences, aspects that are critical to the international business environment. Topics include the nature and dimensions of culture, managing cultural differences, the dynamics of intercultural communication, negotiating across cultures, working with multi-cultural teams, managing cross-border conflicts, and global perspectives to leadership, motivation and decision making. Further topics include human resource development across cultures and issues unique to global management including cross cultural entry and re-entry transitions, problems relating to expatriation and repatriation, and the challenges of managing global careers. Central to this course is the integration of theory and practice, analyses of international business case studies, role plays, interactive and experiential learning activities, and the critical evaluation of relevant readings and journal articles.
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