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MGS5310: International management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinators(s)

Professor Ernst Neuland

Offered

South Africa

  • Term 2 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Trimester 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)

Prohibitions

MGX5310 and MGM5310

Synopsis

International strategic management; ethics and social responsibility, communication and interpersonal relations; employee attitudes and motivation; cross-cultural leadership; control and conflict issues, international human resource management and comparative industrial relations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate the changing nature of international management processes
  2. relate management theory to varying and different cultures in the Southern African context
  3. describe and explain the complex challenges facing business and managers in a cross-cultural setting
  4. critically compare and contrast a range of cross-cultural variables in the international business management environment and explain their impact on international management.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ernst Neuland

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