MGMT2341 International Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Management major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
This is an introductory unit, but it assumes some basic familiarity with economics and accounting. Theories, models and analytical frameworks are examined to understand the firm in an international context. Major themes include national culture; analysis of economic, political, legal environments; international trade theory; foreign exchange theories; foreign direct investment; theories of multinational enterprise; control collaborative strategies; multinational finance; and human resource management. Case studies and a student project provide opportunities to apply concepts learned in the unit.
Students are able to (1) identify the key external and internal factors that influence the management of international organisations; (2) demonstrate how major management functions and skills vary as a result of managing organisations internationally; (3) recognise why and how ethics and corporate social responsibility vary when managing organisations internationally; (4) appreciate the contribution that teamwork and virtuality have in international project management; (5) demonstrate writing and oral communication skills; and (6) develop skills in applying virtuality to international management practice.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial activities ; (2) individual case analysis; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Donella Caspersz
Unit rules
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour;
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations; for pre-2012 courses: none
MGMT3341 International Management
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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