HI5013 Managing Across Borders
Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education offers business courses that combine discipline-based excellence with practical applications. The faculty operates on campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hong Kong.
The faculty offers a Bachelor of Business, a Bachelor of Professional Accounting, a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Business.
Details about the members of the faculty can be found on the faculty's home page at www.holmes.edu.au
At Holmes Institute, the Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting programs offer domestic and international students the opportunity to study a set of contemporary subjects in the field of business. These subjects prepare students for the challenges in business environments of the 21st century. These programs emphasize the global and cross-cultural dimensions of business. Teaching utilizes a combination of delivery methods and includes critical analysis and case study methods. A combination of exams, case studies and company analysis are used in assessment.
The Masters programs of Holmes Institute focus on:
Developing career related capabilities
Business numeracy and literacy
Developing managerial proficiency
Working in the new economy
Social responsibility and ethics
Welcome from the Subject Coordinator
Welcome to HI5013 Managing Across Borders. In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of challenges managers have been facing associated with developing the strategies, developing organizations, managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. Having worldwide operations not only gives a company access to new markets and low –cost resources, it also opens up new sources of information and knowledge and broadens the options for strategic moves the company might take in competing with its domestic and international rivals. However, with all these new opportunities come the challenges of managing strategy, organization, all operations that are innately more complex, diverse and uncertain.
This subject provides students with an introduction to the main issues in international management from the perspectives of various social, political, economic, technological and cultural forces. The subject covers a wide range of theoretical frameworks and empirical work, anchored in the context of cross-cultural management and international enterprise. The subject covers the main management functions related to topics on cross-cultural issues in management, strategy, human resources, employment relations, communication and organizational behaviour.
On completion of this subject, students will have:
An understanding of the impact of globalization on managers and organizations;
An understanding of strategy issues in international business;
An understanding of the skills required by managers to manage in a global context;
An understanding of major entry and exit strategies of international business;
An understanding of the social, political, economic, technological and cultural forces that influence decision-making in international business.