Managing across cultures and international assignments have become necessities in today’s global business environment. As a result, it is imperative that managers understand cultural differences, know which management practices are transferrable across cultures, and are able to effectively manage their own international assignments, as well as those of others. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide students with this understanding and know-how. The course material includes topics such as cultural profiling, multicultural team management, establishing and managing international assignments, managing one’s own international assignment, as well as communicating and ethical decision-making across cultures. Students will also study the cultures, management practices and business environments of various countries, including Canada, China, France, Japan, the USA, among others. In doing so, students will examine the success and failures in these countries of some of the world’s leading companies, such as McDonald’s and The Walt Disney Company. Furthermore, as part of a multicultural team, students will have the opportunity to select and study a country that interests them most.
This course may also count as credit towards the Certificate in Social Impact.
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.