Course Title: Cross Cultural Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cross Cultural Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


630H Management


OFFSe12019 (CXX)

Course Coordinator: Dr Shea Fan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5812

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, students are reminded that this is an advanced level course. This course is designated as a third year (final year) subject in the Bachelor of Business (International Business). Consequently, it is expected that students who enrol in this course possess necessary advanced conceptualisation, analysis, synthesis, critical thinking and communication skills. This course is deemed unsuitable for students who have less than 192 credit points (2 years worth) of previous HE study experience. If you are a ‘second-year’ student, please delay your enrolment into this course until you have entered your third year. If you have any questions or doubts about whether you should enrol or not in this course, please contact the course coordinator.

Course Description

This course equips you with the awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work in a multicultural workplace. Organisations and business environments have become increasingly multicultural. Being able to work with people from different cultures is a basic requirement in contemporary work environments. Acquiring cross cultural management skills will enhance your ability to work in the current complex and diverse international business environment.

This course covers essential and cutting-edge topics in cross-cultural management, including knowledge of cultural differences, the cultural impact of cognition and behaviours, intercultural sensitivity, cross-cultural communication, diversity, and global leadership.

Activities and assignments are designed to facilitate theory application and peer learning in a friendly, open atmosphere.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cross cultural management in international business environments.

CLO2: Identify strategies for working effectively in a multi-cultural work environment.

CLO3: Communicate effectively in a cross-cultural work environments.

CLO4: Reflect upon your cross cultural competency.

CLO5: Collaborate in culturally diverse teams and solve team-level challenges.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be encouraged to act as an active learner and engage in a variety of learning activities including, but not limited to: reading; watching multi-media materials; discussing/debating ideas; analysing case studies; conducting research; problem solving; working in a team; giving presentations; and reflecting on your own learning.

This course is offered at multiple locations employing different learning modes. This means that the nature of the learning activities may vary depending on where you are enrolled. You may participate in face to face lectures, workshops, seminars, online discussions and collaborative activities. 

To develop and test your professional problem solving capability you will be undertaking projects negotiated with industry or community organisations and benefit from representatives’ briefing and feedback on your work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT Library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks


The table below aligns the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes.


Assessment Overview


Assessment Task                                   Weighting (%)                                                      Linked CLOs                              

Assessment Task 1 -


Stage a) 10%

Team project proposal presentation - (early feedback in week 5-7), 5 minutes per person plus 5 minutes of Q&A

Stage b) 20%

Team project finding presentation - 10 minutes per person plus 5 minutes of Q&A.


 30%  CLO 1,3

Assessment Task 2 -

Team Report



 40%CLO 1,2,3,5

Assessment Task 3 -

Reflective Essay 

(micro credentials - Cultural difference and similarities & Overcoming bias and assumptions - embedded in this assessment)

 30%CLO 2,4