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Curtin Business School School of Management

Unit Outline 10835 International Management 375 Summer Semester, 2012 Unit study package number: Mode of study: Tuition pattern summary: Credit Value: Pre-requisite units: Co-requisite units: Anti-requisite units: Result type: Approved incidental fees: Unit coordinator: 10835 Internal Seminar: 1 x 3 Hours This unit does not have a fieldwork component. 25.0 10848 (v.0) Management 100 or any previous version Nil Nil Grade/Mark Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit fees.curtin.edu.au/incidental_fees.cfm for details. Name: Phone: Email: Building: Room: Subra Ananthram +618 9266 1312 Subramaniam.Ananthram@cbs.curtin.edu.au 408 3032

Teaching Staff:

Administrative contact:

Name: Phone: Email:

Tonia Geneste +618 9266 7292 Tonia.Geneste@cbs.curtin.edu.au

10835 International Management 375 18 Oct 2012 This unit is managed by Dept: School of Management; Faculty: Curtin Business School

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Curtin Business School School of Management

Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

Syllabus
This unit acquaints students with current international management theory and practice, encouraging interest and enthusiasm for an international business career. It provides students with an introduction to methodologies for studying management from a comparative perspective, and highlights the emerging issues for an international manager. The practical issues of adaptation needed in cross-cultural or cross-national managerial interfaces are considered extensively and students learn to analyse management problems and generate solutions to real-life issues and problems.

Introduction
Welcome to International Management 375. The unit is vital for students interested in a career in international business and is designed to assist their appreciation and understanding of the importance of cross-cultural issues in doing business across various national contexts.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students can: 1 Identify and explain the key factors that shape management approaches in international organisations 2 Apply relevant concepts and theories to analysing and solving international management problems and issues 3 Analyse the importance of external disciplines in relation to international management (e.g. economics, geography, history, languages, law, and political science) 4 Develop cross-cultural skills and awareness and apply these to oral presentations and seminar interactions Graduate Attributes addressed

Curtin's Graduate Attributes
Apply discipline knowledge Communication skills International perspective (value the perspectives of others)

Thinking skills
(use analytical skills to solve problems)

Information skills
(confidence to investigate new ideas)

Technology skills Cultural understanding
(value the perspectives of others)

Learning how to learn
(apply principles learnt to new situations) (confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems)

Professional Skills
(work independently and as a team) (plan own work)

Find out more about Curtin's Graduate attributes at the Office of Teaching & Learning website: otl.curtin.edu.au

Learning Activities
Students are provided with a solid theoretical, practical and integrated understanding of the core international management paradigms relevant to contemporary organisations. Lectures provide the theoretical basis and understanding of the international management concepts. Tutorials provide an opportunity for students to apply and discuss the theory learned in lectures, to practical examples. Real-life cases are used to demonstrate how theory can be applied in practice. This format allows students to develop some of the particular communication (written, presentation and teamwork) skills...
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