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International Management (BUS344)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit aims to provide a framework for the analysis of problems and issues in managing an international business. The focus is on contemporary worldwide issues of competitiveness and how these are influenced by the cultural, political and economic environments. Topics: cross-cultural management issues; international strategic planning; international organisational structures; cross-cultural communication, decision-making, motivation and leadership; expatriation and repatriation of managers; and international human resource management and labour relations.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a practical understanding of the major concepts, theories and challenges in international management.
2. Demonstrate problem solving skills and the ability to apply theories to operational situations.
3. Recognise and professionally explain how cultural, political and economic differences challenge multinational business operations and management practices
4. Demonstrate analytical and operational skills to identify and reconcile conflicts and other issues caused by cross-national differences and similarities.
5. Develop a global mindset so as to adjust, adapt and interact with the changing environment for international business and international management.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street campus and at MUISC Dubai
Workshops 4 hours per fortnight at Kaplan SGP
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Written Case Analysis Report
Major Project
Final exam
Prerequisites BUS223/BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS323 International Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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