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EXEC71-025: Cross Cultural Management


This subject is designed to provide students with a practical overview of the cross-cultural management processes and issues of managing transnational firms. The focus is on cultural aspects of managing international business activities at both the intra- and inter-organisational level. Specific exploration of your personal readiness and current attitudes relative to these activities is a central element of this subject.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: EXEC71-025
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Bond Business School
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,900.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,960.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $6,430.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $6,430.00

Learning objectives

1. Explain the cultural, contextual and personal factors that influence interactions within multinational companies. 2. Describe your personal and cultural values and behavioural preferences when working in a team environment and how those values and behavioural preferences impact your ability to function and manage effectively in a cross-cultural business environment. 3. Diagnose personal, contextual and cultural factors that help or hinder multicultural team effectiveness in teams in which you personally work. 4. Assess the characteristics that will contribute to your success as an expatriate manager working for a multinational firm and reflect on the extent to which you currently possess those characteristics.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into an EMBA Program.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.