Comparative Management

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

In Comparative Management, offered by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia, students will take a closer look at management in an international context. The unit considers management functions and managerial skills, including similarities and differences between domestic and international practices.

This online unit will begin with an introduction to globalisation and look at the political, legal and technical environments of businesses. A large component will compare the strengths and weaknesses of different international practices, and address how to work effectively across cultures.

Students will be required to work in small groups and complete an oral presentation as part of one assessment task.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply. It’s assumed that you will have an introductory understanding of comparative management.

Areas of study

In this Comparative Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to globalisation
  • The political, legal and technological environment
  • The role of culture in international management
  • International strategic management
  • Decision-making and controlling in an international context
  • Ethics and social responsibility for MNCs
  • Organisational behaviour across cultures
  • International human resource management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law), Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University

This unit is part of a major, minor or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies) RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The global marketplace is highly competitive, and a keen understanding of management across cultures will equip you for a lucrative career in business law or corporate management.

Understanding how management works in an international context will give you the skills to problem solve and manage taking into account different models, practices and cultural perspectives.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Comparative Management from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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