|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||4 February 2023|
Nowadays, managers are required to do their work across borders and cultures, spanning national and international boundaries, and engage with people, cultures and systems that sometimes differ vastly. For instance, the emergence of the Asian Century has brought along challenges and opportunities for international managers to upgrade their cultural literacy. At the same time, the trend towards globalisation has also witnessed cultural diversity within organisations and raised the need for 21st century managers to be better educated to understand cultural differences and their impacts on their workplaces. This globalised business world of today is creating a demand for graduates with a global mindset, who possess cross-cultural knowledge and competencies, to operate effectively within culturally diversified, domestic and multinational organisations.
With this in mind, this course has been designed for students who may work in the areas such as management and leadership, international business and tourism management, to gain in-depth insight into the international dimension of management and leadership from a cross-cultural perspective. This course aims to develop such cultural literacy.
This course examines the dynamics and challenges that today's managers face as the worlds of business, work and organisational life become more 'globalised' and culturally diversified. Learning topics have been developed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to operate in the globalised business environment and to develop a global awareness of business realities and challenges faced by today's managers, professionals and technical experts. While the focus of the course is on understanding cultural differences and to comparatively discuss management issues across cultures; cross-cultural communication and intercultural problem solving skills will also be developed in the course. In addition, ethical principles that impact on international business and management will be explored. Whilst there are no pre-requisite courses for MGT3001, it is a third-year level course and students enrolling should be mindful that the content and assessment is at third-year level.