6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
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: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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