Comparative Management

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Management

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-Requisites: 1005IBA Introduction to International Business OR 1001MGT/1101IBA Management Concepts

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course is focused upon the study of management in an international context. It examines and compares management practices of different types of organisations, across countries and cultures. The study of comparative management requires a basic understanding of organisational behaviour in a highly competitive global marketplace. The course considers management functions and manager skills including similarities and differences between domestic and international management.
    Course Introduction
    This course provides management and organisation knowledge and skills that will enable international business students to function more effectively in an international environment. It assists students in career development and personal and professional effectiveness in international business. This course also promotes the development of self management skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and oral communication skills, as well as the development of problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    Course Aims
    Students will work toward the following five goals and learning outcomes: (1) Become acquainted with the body of knowledge on comparative management, which is fundamental for working effectively in any organisational environment. (2) Review and understand management literature which serves as the foundation for developing effective international management skills. (3) Identify and consider adopting the attitudes that are necessary to work effectively in an international environment. (4) Begin to accept the challenge of working cooperatively with a diverse set of people in an environment that generates new expectations. (5) Explore the relationship between theory and practice as it pertains to international management in a highly competitive global market place.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate knowledge of international management concepts and models,
    2 Demonstrate an understanding of management issues in a global context,
    3 Identify relevant information and evaluate it from different managerial and cultural perspectives,
    4 Compare strengths and weaknesses of different international management practices,
    5 Understand how to work effectively across cultures and with diverse groups.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Exam - constructed response
    Mid-Sem Exam: Short Answer Questions on Lectures


    Exam - constructed response
    Mid-Sem Exam: Seminar Understanding


    Exam - selected response
    Mid Sem Exam: Multiple Choice Questions on Reading


    Exam - constructed response
    End-of-Sem Exam: Seminar Understanding


    Exam - constructed response
    End of Sem Exam: Short Answer Questions on Lecture


    Exam - selected response
    End-of-Sem: Multiple Choice Questions on Reading


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.