Course Title: European Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: European Management

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Grad School of Bus and Law



Course Coordinator: Aaron Smith

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 000

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course seeks to impart and develop a range of perspectives and skills for you to understand the complexities of managing a business in Europe. The course will address cultural norms and etiquette of a selected European country. A particular focus will be the management and leadership approaches used within that country, and how this differs from approaches used in Australian organisations. The course will also examine the European Union and how business practice is facilitated across the diverse member states.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

Show an understanding and appreciation of the cultural norms of the people of the selected European country 
Apply cross cultural models as a means of analysing and understanding cultural differences
Show an understanding of selected  management and leadership practices and of the European Union as a social an economic entity 
Critically analyse the relationship between Australia, the country and the European Union

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be taught with a variety of teaching and learning activities. with a major focus being an intensive study tour in Europe with a partner Business School. The European visit will include site visits to major industries of the region, guest speakers and classroom facilitated learning. You will also attend preparatory and post visit workshops at RMIT.

Learning processes provide the opportunity for you to explore a range of cross cultural frameworks for managing people and process within the European arena.

You  maybe required to form a collaborative learning network (CLN) group to facilitate and enhance interactive and participatory learning. 

You  are expected to attend ALL classes both at RMIT and whilst on the study tour.

Overview of Learning Resources

A detailed Learning Hub site will be available to students enrolled in this course. This site will feature links to key cross-cultural readings and articles about doing business in the selected European country and the European Union. It also provides information of a practical nature concerning the study tour.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks are linked to the course topics requiring you to demonstrate knowledge of cross cultural management, business practices in the selected country and the European Union and to contrast these against Australian Business Practice. You are required to complete assessment tasks that may include an individual paper, a reflection journal for the duration of the study tour, a group assignment and presentations.