MGT340 International Management (8)

This subject explores key issues facing managers operating in today's globalised world. These issues include the need to understand the international business environment and the need to develop skills in cross-cultural communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and global teamwork. This subject further explores how managers can respond positively to the challenges of motivating and leading a multi-cultural workforce, including expatriates, impatriates and global teams. Informed strategic decision-making and the issue of ethics and corporate social responsibility in an international/global context are also examined.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGT340. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the implications for managing teams and businesses in a globalised world;
  • be able to research the political, legal and economic environment of a country and analyse managerial implications for leading teams and operating a business;
  • be able to evaluate the main theories, concepts and models of culture and use these theories to make recommendations regarding management of cross-cultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution in a multi-cultural team environment;
  • be able to investigate cultural differences in relation to decision making, motivation and leadership and recommend management strategies for Human Resource policy and leadership of cross-cultural teams;
  • be able to effectively communicate recommendations regarding the viability, form and function of a firm's international operations; and
  • be able to identify the ethical and corporate social responsibility issues managers may face when operating internationally and develop a strategic response to these issues.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Globalisation and international management
  • Political, economic and legal aspects of the international environment
  • Differing socio cultural environments
  • Cross cultural communication and negotiation
  • Ethical issues and corporate social responsibility
  • Strategic planning and entry modes
  • International human resource management
  • Motivating and leading cross cultural teams

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGT340 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online quiz 1 on topics 1 to 2.3
Csr and macro environment report
Managing international businesses report
Online quiz 2 on topics 3 to 7

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.