MGMT5505 International Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit is an introduction to the globalisation of business. It focuses on business activities that cross national boundaries including movements of goods, services, capital, personnel and technology. The unit presents conceptual frameworks for the analysis of managing international business problems and management issues encountered by multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in exporting and other forms of international business. Topics include the interaction of international business firms with a host country's economic, political, social and cultural environments; political and business risk analysis; formation and management of international joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries; multinational organisational structure and design; formulation of global business strategies, policies and planning and control systems; the characteristics of international managers and their selection, training and career management; the management of expatriate and foreign workforces; ethics and international management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss the major strategic, organisational issues facing managers in companies with international operations and explain how these issues affect management processes and results; (2) describe some of the issues facing international managers doing business in country or countries other than their home country; (3) explain the impact that cultural differences have upon organisational and management behaviour in international enterprises; (4) identify problems and opportunities facing such organisations and evaluate the effectiveness of a range of strategies and responses available to international enterprises; and (5) work in an international enterprise, or in an environment that includes international enterprises, with an understanding of the complexities involved and with basic knowledge of what to expect in terms of management behaviour.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation; (2) group project; and (3) final take-home assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour;
and
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework);
or
approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 full day sessions over two weeks in the MBA Summer Program
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