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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Smith


This unit highlights the challenges of managing the global activities of international companies; examines the environmental foundations and cultural contexts for international management; discusses the impact of national cultures on management, negotiation and communication; and provides an overview of strategic, operational and human resource management issues in the dynamic international economy.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • apply management theory within the wide range of national contexts in the global economy
  • summarise the contemporary risks, opportunities and ethical considerations of the international business environment from a managerial perspective
  • explain the role of culture in cross-cultural management, communication, negotiation and decision-making
  • assess the complex challenges of managing the multinational enterprise in terms of coordinating international strategy and organisational structure
  • compare ways in which specific overseas environments affect the management functions of leading, motivating, controlling and staffing.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Wendy Smith

Contact hours

3 hours per week




MGF3681, MGW3681