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MIBS6002: Global Management and Culture

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.

Code MIBS6002
Academic unit International Business
Credit points 6
IBUS6001 or IBUS6002

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand and apply insights from major theories, concepts and models in the area of cross-cultural management, team management, and global leadership
  • LO2. critically assess cross-cultural management theories, models and techniques, and their application in practice
  • LO3. analyse and resolve dilemmas and challenges in the area of cross-cultural management including international assignments, managing global teams, leading global organisations, negotiating global partnerships, managing ethical conflicts and managing work and motivation
  • LO4. communicate more mindfully in cross-cultural encounters
  • LO5. work effectively in cross-cultural, diverse teams
  • LO6. reflect upon cultural relativity of decision making processes in different contexts and more mindfully take your own decisions.