As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Strategic Management PowerPoint presentation and essay. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
Learning Outcomes: BUS6003 International Management Assignment
After completing the module, you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of culture in international business including knowledge of the major policies
2. Develop knowledge of key organisational and national cultural characteristics in order to manage successfully in diverse contexts
3. Evaluate the challenge and opportunity of managing a diverse global
workforce to create value and achieve organisational goals
4. Understand the factors that contribute to the notion of a globalized economy demonstrating an awareness of ethically sound and accountable international policies
5. Work effectively as a member of a global virtual team with practical
application of cultural awareness, including team working skills.
Maximum word count: 2000 words
Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded.
You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.
This assignment is worth 50% of the total marks for this module
Task 2 (2000 words) : BUS6003 International Management Assignment Solution
You have been assigned as the Human Resources Director for a multi-
national company that has offices in Asia and Europe. Your role involves ensuring that the company has effective global virtual teams that are being seen as the way forward for the company. As part of this exercise you train and develop employees in their role as effective virtual team members.
a) Critically evaluate the leadership required to meet the challenges
presented by global virtual teams to ensure global virtual teams are
successful across different time zones and cultures in a globalized
economy. What training will ultimately be required?
Your considerations need to be backed up by extended reading of academic scholarly work and must not be based upon your opinion. You will also be provided with a planning framework with which to plan how you will respond to Task 2.
Development of academic skills
You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system. The My Study Skills Area contains the following useful resources:
Guide to Harvard Referencing
Guide to Harvard Citation
You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.
Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.
The word count excludes the title page, executive summary, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count. Printed words include those contained within charts and tables. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of this module for more information.
Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail. Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For more information please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on the module page on iLearn.
You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sources used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence of academic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of your module and also in the Induction Area).