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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5349

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101618

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the role and impact of culture and cultural diversity on management decision making, business strategy, and business conduct in the international business context. The course explores different dimensions of culture and how these dimensions can differentiate one culture from another. The course also considers cultural impacts in the workplace in areas such as communication, negotiation, values and ethical conduct, and provides a greater understanding of why people behave as they do and how this behaviour affects business.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that:

  • Contributes to a comprehensive application of knowledge of culture and cultural diversity to recent developments in the field of international business management
  • Provides a pathway for further learning

Course content

Topics covered in this course:

  • Evaluating cultural differences
  • Applying cultural theories to practical, international, management contexts
  • Expatriate recruitment
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Managing workplace spirituality across cultural contexts
  • Culture and emotional display in the workplace
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Developing cross-cultural trust
  • Conflict and negotiation across cultures
  • Ethical dilemmas across cultures

Textbook(s)

Steers, R, Nardon, L., Sanchez-Runde, C., Samaratunge, R., Ananthram, S., Fan, D. & Lu, Y. 2016, Management across Cultures - Australasian Edition, Australasian, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Project 3000 words 50% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Project 3000 words 50% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Project 3000 words 50% N/A
Essay 3000 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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