BUSM 2046 Managing in the Global Environment (Block)

Credit Points 10

Description This unit introduces students to the complexities of managing in the changing economic, political, legal, technological and sociocultural factors that influence management practice. By addressing issues of cultural awareness, this unit provides an organisational behaviour approach to managing in a dynamic global environment. Management practice and theoretical knowledge are linked in this unit through experiential based learning and assessment activities such as critical analysis of contemporary media, research and case studies.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 2009 - Cross cultural management BUSM 2010 - Cross cultural management (UWSC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 7180 ? Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply cultural frameworks to analyse cultural values and beliefs.
  2. Critically reflect on and articulate personal cultural values and beliefs.
  3. Analyse how cultural value dimensions influence managing in the global business environment.
  4. Apply Managing in the Global Environment theory to research a contemporary business issue.
  5. Propose recommendations for global business practice.

Subject Content

Why culture matters to 21st century business.
Understanding the global business environment.
Determinants of culture and cultural value orientations.
Intercultural communication.
Cross cultural negotiation.
Business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Managing political risk.
Competencies for global managers.
Motivation in the global business environment.
Leadership in the global business environment.
Working with cross cultural teams.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio Part A – Personal Reflection 300 words 5 N Individual
Portfolio Part B – Application 300 words 10 N Individual
Portfolio C – Critical Reflection 300 words 15 N Individual
Audit Report 900 words 30 N Individual
Case Study 1200 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods