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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN50451: Cross-cultural management

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the MSc International Management.
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
Students will be introduced to concepts and theories of the interpersonal relations and skills needed to manage across national borders and how cultural factors influence behaviour in firms and other forms of organisations. Issues and topics will be dealt with at the organisational, workplace, group and individual level, and will examine the implications of cross-cultural management on negotiation processes, human resource management, and contemporary policy developments and management practice.

Learning Outcomes:
The unit's learning outcomes are for students to be able:
* To develop a systematic understanding of the nature of intercultural communication;
* To apply knowledge across cultural differences;
* To understand and apply different ways of interacting with people from a range of cultures;
* To reflect critically on the cultural foundations of economic systems and of organizational practices.

* Ability to engage and demonstrate in critical thinking and evaluation skills (T, F, A)
* Ability to shape, progress and then defend a coherent argument (T, F, A)
* Ability to communicate complex data clearly and precisely (T, F)
* Self-management, time management and team working skills (F)
* Skills in working across cultures
* Develop an ability to work in cross-cultural environments
* Develop the ability to reflect on earlier knowledge and practice and integrate the new with past experience and effectively apply it to the present situations (F)
* The facility to communicate and defend ideas (F/A).

The two core issues driving the unit will be: 1) The impact of culture on organisations; 2) Leveraging Cultural Diversity. The key topics driving this agenda forward will include:
1. Culture and management
2. How cultural differences affect organisations
3. Communicating across cultures
4. Creating cultural synergy
5. Managing multinational teams
6. Leading globally
7. Motivating people from different cultures
8. Multinational decision making
9. Negotiating Globally.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN50451 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

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