Managing Across Cultures

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing Across Cultures

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Intercultural Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.


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