International Management

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Management

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Management, International Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MANT 217 or 36 200-level MANT points

  • 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

    A theoretical framework for understanding the major organisations, processes and developments in the global environment and how these affect New Zealanders and our business organisations. Applications for managers of New Zealand-based firms are discussed.

    International management is the leadership of integration of functional business areas within an international environment. Although grounded in theory, the practical implications of decision making for international management form the core of this course. This course is intended to serve as an introduction to selected critical, current topics affecting the business environment facing anyone (or any organisation) choosing to compete in the international arena - including within New Zealand. As a second, topically-focused course in international management.

    Learning Outcomes
    -Analyse situations to discover and interpret critical factors
    -Apply conceptual learning to practical situations
    -Reach, present and defend decisions based on limited information
    -Develop oral and written communication skills
    -Cooperate within teams to achieve a common goal
    -Develop ability to respond to "live" critique and think "on your feet"
    -Develop research skills
    -Link current NZ situations to their international management contexts

    Supplementary reference: Cavusigl, Knight, Riesenberger, Rammal & Rose. International Business: The New Realities. Pearson Education.

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