INTBUS 7015NA - Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation (M)

Ngee Ann Academy - Trimester 3 - 2016

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This course explores the effect of cultural differences on organisational behaviour and negotiation in the global context. It exposes students to issues and problems that inevitably arise in international business when managers have to deal with culturally determined differences in values, attitudes and behaviours. The course assists students in developing cross-cultural communication competence and management and negotiation skills to successfully solve problems and capitalise on opportunities in a multicultural environment. Specific topics include understanding the foundations of culture and cultural frameworks; cross-cultural verbal and non-verbal communication and communication styles; motivation, leadership and decision making across cultures; negotiation and conflict resolution in global business settings; understanding organisational culture; managing multicultural teams and culturally diverse organisations. Students will have an opportunity to study concepts and theories from cross-cultural psychology and management and apply the acquired knowledge in hands-on activities such as scenario-based discussions, case studies and simulations in order to gain relevant skills.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code INTBUS 7015NA
    Course Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation (M)
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Course Description This course explores the effect of cultural differences on organisational behaviour and negotiation in the global context. It exposes students to issues and problems that inevitably arise in international business when managers have to deal with culturally determined differences in values, attitudes and behaviours. The course assists students in developing cross-cultural communication competence and management and negotiation skills to successfully solve problems and capitalise on opportunities in a multicultural environment. Specific topics include understanding the foundations of culture and cultural frameworks; cross-cultural verbal and non-verbal communication and communication styles; motivation, leadership and decision making across cultures; negotiation and conflict resolution in global business settings; understanding organisational culture; managing multicultural teams and culturally diverse organisations. Students will have an opportunity to study concepts and theories from cross-cultural psychology and management and apply the acquired knowledge in hands-on activities such as scenario-based discussions, case studies and simulations in order to gain relevant skills.
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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    On successful completion of this course students
    will be able to:

    1.              
    Recognize socio-cultural factors and understand
    their effect on individuals, organisations and the business environment;

    2.              
    Identify culturally contingent management practices
    and analyse challenges and opportunities they create for organisations
    operating in a global setting;

    3.              
    Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and communicate
    effectively across cultures;

    4.              
    Use understanding of cultural differences in
    behaviour and mindsets to prepare for international negotiation;

    5.              
    Apply theory to design
    effective managerial responses to cross-cultural situations at the
    interpersonal and organisational levels.

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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