Managing Across Cultures
Area of Study
Business Administration, Business Management, Intercultural Management, International Business
Taught In English
48 units of credit
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe aim of this course is to develop a conceptual and practical understanding of how people differ across cultures, how these cultural differences impact on international business interactions, and how organisations can recognise and value cultural differences, aspects that are critical to the international business environment. Topics include the nature and dimensions of culture, managing cultural differences, the dynamics of intercultural communication, negotiating across cultures, working with multi-cultural teams, managing cross-border conflicts, and global perspectives to leadership, motivation and decision making. Further topics include human resource development across cultures and issues unique to global management including cross cultural entry and re-entry transitions, problems relating to expatriation and repatriation, and the challenges of managing global careers. Central to this course is the integration of theory and practice, analyses of international business case studies, role plays, interactive and experiential learning activities, and the critical evaluation of relevant readings and journal articles.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.